Is Puff Pastry Always Vegan?
Puff Pastry — a dough that turns into a flaky, buttery bread when cooked — is not always vegan. In fact, puff pastry is traditionally made with butter (hence the usual buttery flavor of puff pastries) and usually made with egg.
However, many store-bought puff pastries are made without dairy or egg because it makes them more shelf-stable. And in most cases, removing these ingredients leaves us with an accidentally vegan puff pastry.
But as we all know, milk and eggs aren’t the only non-vegan ingredients out there. So although some puff pastries might appear plant-based, you have to dig through the ingredients looking for hidden animal products.
But I’ve already done the research for you! Below, I’ve compiled a list of store-bought vegan puff pastry brands and where you can find them. If the brand has a product locator, I’ve linked directly to it so you can quickly find the product you want!
This list is for informational purposes only. All ingredients are subject to change, so be sure to always read ingredient labels before purchasing.
Vegan Puff Pastry Brands List
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
Pepperidge Farm is probably your best bet when looking for a vegan puff pastry. At first, I didn’t want to add Pepperidge Farm to this list because their puff pastries contain mono and diglycerides, which can be animal-derived if not specified that it comes from a plant source.
But, after a lot of research, I found a statement on Campbell’s website (Pepperidge Farm’s parent company) stating that their puff pastry products are vegan:
Our puff pastries are vegan and Kosher certified, making them an offering for a larger range of patrons.
Where to Buy: You can buy brand products at almost any major grocery store, including Walmart, Publix, Winn Dixie, Target, Giant Eagle, and Kroger. If you’re looking for a specific product, be sure to check out their product locator.
Wewalka Puff Pastry
Wewalka Puff Pastry is plant-based! The only ingredient that may or may not be vegan is the sugar since it is not organic sugar. However, it is still plant-based so I included it in this list so you can decide for yourself.
Wewalka puff pastry is found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store — not frozen! There is only one variety, but it is perfect for both sweet and savory foods so you can make it into anything you want. Also, it has the added convenience of coming with parchment paper.
Where to Buy: You can buy Wewalka puff pastry at select grocery stores in the US, most notably from Walmart, Giant Eagle, Safeway, Albertsons, and Ingles. Use their store locator before heading to the grocery store to make sure they carry this puff pastry.
Pepperidge Farm Vegan Puff Pastries:
- Frozen Shell Pastry Dough
- Frozen Sheets Pastry Dough
- Frozen Cups Pastry Dough
Annie’s doesn’t have a “puff pastry,” but they have similar vegan products that you can use as a puff pastry alternative!
There are two puff pastry alternatives to choose from: Annie’s Organic Crescent Rolls and Annie’s Organic Flaky Biscuits. The sugar is definitely vegan because it is organic. These contain “natural flavor,” but I checked with the manufacturer to make sure it was plant-sourced. This was the response:
The natural flavors in the Annie’s Organic Flaky Biscuits and Organic Crescent Rolls do not contain any animal-sourced ingredients.
While you might not be able to do everything with these store-bought vegan puff pastry alternatives, you can make some small, savory puff pastry snacks!
Where to Buy: You can buy Annie’s puff pastry alternatives at select grocery stores and health food stores, including Target, and Publix! Use their store locator to find products near you.
Annie’s Vegan Puff Pastry Alternatives:
- Organic Crescent Rolls
- Organic Flaky Biscuits
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