Living without dairy? You can still enjoy dairy free chocolate chip cookies!

Vegan chocolate is at it’s most popular ever, but what about vegan and dairy free chocolate chip cookies? I’ve rounded up the best of the best.

Here are all the vegan and dairy free chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever need for nibbling and dunking!

 

Best for: Multiple Allergens

Dr Lucy’s

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

Simple and crisp. Dr Lucy’s chocolate chip cookies have a lighter texture as they’re gluten free, with a satisfying snap. They’re free from a huge range of allergens, so they make the top of the list!

Lucy's Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies 156g

Buy Dr Lucy’s Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies here

 

Best for: Pretending it’s not a cookie

Nairn’s Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits

(Dairy Free, Vegan)

Is this a cookie? Or is this a breakfast biscuit? Is it a sustaining snack for long hikes? Nairn’s Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits make the list because they’re soooo tasty. I’ve bought these in bulk loads before because I love them so much. The oat biscuit base means these are not the same texture as a classic chocolate chip cookie, or the other dairy free chocolate chip cookies on this list. It’s a tighter texture; a thinner biscuit; a more subtle chocolate flavour. As in the picture below, Nairn’s Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits contain 40% less sugar than the average sweet biscuit. They’re in a league of their own.

Buy Nairn’s Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits here

 

 

Best for: All-out sugar indulgence

Sainsbury’s Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Sainsbury’s Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies are my local favourite. They’re big, thick cookies. They’re kind of American-style! There are 8 in a packet and the aroma is delicious and oaty. ‘Chocolate chips’ are actually big chunks, which I prefer. It also makes them my favourite for taste. They are gluten free and egg free too, so great for sharing!

 

Best for: Organic goodness

Biona Organic Chocolate Chip & Orange Cookies

(Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

Less than 19g of sugar per 100g, and almost 100% organic ingredients. These dairy free chocolate chip cookies have a twist of orange. They’re pretty subtle in flavour. What I love about these is the texture. They’re nice and thick, and each one is large enough to be satisfying on its own. I almost thought the cookie mix was with spelt or similar as it tastes very wholesome. By far one of the most mature flavours – not too sweet!

Biona Organic Chocolate Chip & Orange Cookies 240g

Buy Biona Organic Chocolate Chip & Orange Cookies here

 

Best for: Cookies that look and taste like cookies should

Traidcraft Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

(Dairy Free, Vegan)

These ones stuck up on me. I’m going to have to write a Traidcraft Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie review one day because they’re so normal that I was surprised to find out they were vegan! It’s almost weird describing these as dairy free chocolate chip cookies. They’re just cookies, that happen to be vegan. Perfect if you love that classic choc chip cookie flavour!

 

Best for: Classy tea parties

Against The Grain

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Previously shortlisted in the Free From Food Awards, these are great tasting and also great for dunking! The Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut variety reminds me of cookies I used to have as a child. You get around 9 in a box. The packaging is great, in my opinion. They’d be a lovely addition to a gift hamper, if you’re feeling creative.

Against The Grain Organic Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies 150gAgainst The Grain Organic Chocolate & Orange Cookies 150g

Buy Against The Grain Dairy Free Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies here

Buy Against The Grain Organic Chocolate & Orange Cookies here

 

Best for: Running the shop for something quick, easy and vegan

Tesco Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Ye old faithful. Tesco Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies were my go-to for many years while I lived ABOVE a Tesco in London. So tasty, tempting and risky! They’re a good cookie – decent chocolate and a nice bite. They’re quite sugary compared to other varieties, and they have the classic balance of sugar and fat that leaves you wanting more rather than leaving you feeling completely satisfied. I’ve therefore eaten a whole box of these in one sitting. And I’ve done it more times than I’m willing to admit.

 

Best for: Nut allergies | Double Chocolate Chip

Doves Farm Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soya Free, Nut Free, Vegan)

Doves Farm are quite a new one to me, but they were well recommended before I even got to them. They’re not only allergen friendly for FIVE of the top 8 allergens, but they also provide a dairy free double chocolate chip cookie variation. Why not get both and mix things up a bit!

 Doves Farm Organic Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies 180gDoves Farm Organic Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies 180g

Doves Farm Chocolate Chip Cookies are available here

Doves Farm Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are available here

 

Best for: Dunking in tea | Blending in with the non-vegans without anyone noticing

Chocolate Chip Hobnobs

(Dairy Free, Vegan)

Are Hobnobs really vegan? They are? Wait, did you not realise that Hobnobs were vegan? You didn’t?

This is one of those ‘ohhhhh’ or ‘ah-hah!’ moments that everyone has when seeking out dairy free treats. Hobnobs, a household name, was probably under your nose the whole time, laughing while you didn’t realise it was vegan. In fact, Chocolate Chip Hobnobs are one of the most mainstream dairy free chocolate chip cookies you can find. They’re different to the others on this lit in that they’re distinctively oaty. They have a classic Hobnob texture of being crispy and crumbly. The dairy free chocolate chips really complement it well. You’ll want to eat them all.

 

 

 

Best for: Shortbread

Lazy Day Foods Chocolate Chip Shortbread

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

I thought for a long time about whether these qualified as dairy free chocolate chip cookies. I’ve decided that they do. Lazy Day produce a variety of products, but this is the most chocolatey biscuit they have. Don’t treat this the same way as other chocolate chip cookies though – they’re much more crumbly. And not in the same way as Chocolate Chip Hobnobs. These Lazy Day Shortbread cookies are very delicate; verging on powdery. Do not try to eat them without a plate! The chocolate chips are chunky in size and made of high quality stuff, so get involved.

Lazy Day Chocolate Chip Shortbread 150g

Available on Nature’s Healthbox

 

Best for: Being accidentally vegan

Fox’s Dark Chocolate Chunkie Cookies

(Dairy Free, Vegan)

Another accidental vegan discovery. Fox’s Dark Chocolate Chunkie Cookies are exactly what they say on the tin. Dark chocolate, and chunky! These are dairy free chocolate chip cookies at their finest. They’re most similar to the Sainsbury’s example above – fewer, bigger, tastier cookies. I prefer this to the Tesco option of a back full of small cookies. With Fox’s you can snack, dunk or nibble away without demolishing the whole pack at once. The chocolate is good quality and the cookie flavour hits the spot.

Fox’s Dark Chocolate Chunkie Cookies 200g

 

Best for: Light bites

Angelic Cookies

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

Nawww, these ones are so cute. I first tried them at The Allergy & Free From Show 2015. They taste good and come in a variety of flavours besides chocolate chip. I’m a bit of a glutton so would scoff the whole lot without thinking about it… The light texture and well considered portions of Angelic cookies mean they’re able to be enjoyed as a light snack though. If you have more self restraint than me, these are a lovely treat to enjoy with a nice civil cup of tea. Or, like me, you can do that first, then scoff the rest afterwards.

 

That’s your lot!

Looking to bake your own cookies? Check out Vegan Chocolate Chips & Where to Buy Them

I hope you enjoyed my vegan chocolate chip cookies review! I enjoyed tasting them all!

Have I missed any of your favourite dairy free options? Let me know in the comments below!

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