Vegan Crisps in the UK - The Definitive Guide

If you're just starting your vegan journey, you might be thinking about all the things you'll have to give up and that might include snacks such as crisps.

Fortunately there are many places where you can find vegan crisps in the UK and we've put together this handy little guide to help you!

Common Crisp Brands That ARE Vegan-Friendly

The UK are known as huge crisp eaters, consuming around 6 billion of packets every year! This mean's you'll find crisps everywhere from supermarkets, local stores and vending machines across the country.

Fortunately, the majority of common crisp brands in the UK have some forms that are vegan-friendly. So if you're vegan and feeling slightly peckish, here's some of the common brands found everywhere that are vegan-friendly.

Walkers

  • Ready Salted
  • Worcester Sauce
  • Pickled Onion
  • Roast Chicken
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Marmite

walkers vegan crisps

Pringles

  • Original
  • Sweet Chilli
  • Paprika
  • Smokey Bacon
  • Texas BBQ Sauce

pringles

Hula Hoops

  • Salt and Vinegar
  • Original

McCoy's

  • Salt and Malt Vinegar
  • Hot Mexican Chilli
  • Salted
  • Paprika

Mccoys crisps

Doritos

  • Mild Salsa
  • Hot Salsa

Nik Naks

  • Nice ‘N’ Spicy
  • Rib ‘N’ Saucy
  • Scampi ‘N’ Lemon

There are plenty of other crisps out there that are vegan friendly including:

  • Skips
  • Some variations of Hula Hoops
  • Pickled Onion Space Raiders
  • Original Pom Bears

pom bears

Moving away from the common brands, here's a guide to the places around the UK where you can purchase other variations of vegan crisps including a number of independent producers with veganism at the heart of what they do.

Asda

I'll admit it, shopping locally and finding vegan crisps hardly go hand-in-hand. Fortunately a lot of common crisps found in the UK are already vegan-friendly but if you're looking for a bit more variation, a large supermarket is usually a good place to start. With that being said, here's some of the brands you'll find in Asda along with their vegan crisps.

Asda Extra Special

  • Sweet Chilli
  • Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Kettle Chips

  • Sheese and Red Onion
  • Sea Salted
  • Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar

kettle chips

Qwrky

  • Cheese Puffs
  • Beetroot Puffs
  • Cauliflower Puffs

Tesco

Tesco Finest

  • Lightly Salted
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar (Crinkle Cut)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

tesco finest vegan crisps

Tyrrells

  • Lightly Sea Salted
  • Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper
  • Sea Salted and Cider Vinegar
  • Mixed Root Vegetables

Tyrrells crisps

Sensations

  • Wasabi and Ginger
  • Caramelised Onion and Balsamic Vinegar

Sainsbury's

If you frequent Sainsbury's or perhaps have had to use their online shopping platform over lockdown, you mind be curious to know which crisps from their stock are vegan-friendly.

Sainsbury's are one of the more accommodating supermarkets when it comes to vegan crisps and stock brands such as Emily, Eat Real and Pipers (who are all covered in different sections on this list). Take a look at our list below to find out which other crisps they have that are vegan-friendly.

Taste the Difference

  • Gourmet Sea Salt
  • Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar
  • Vegetable Crisps
  • Thai Sweet Chilli
  • Sea Salt and Peppercorn

Popchips

  • Sea Salt
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar
  • Sour Cream and Onion

Pop chips sea salt

Waitrose

Whilst Waitrose has a reputation for being a little bit expensive to the everyday shopper, they certainly don't hold back in embracing vegan crisps. They stock a variety of independents but perhaps don't offer the biggest range from each crisp manufacturer.

Mister Free'd

  • Cheezie
  • Blue Maize

Urban Fruit

  • Coconut Chips

Yushoi

  • Soy and Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sweet Chilli and Lemon

Yushoi vegan crisps uk

Savoursmiths

  • Truffle and Rosemary

The Vegan Kind Supermarket

The Vegan Kind Supermarket has a whole list of different vegan-friendly crisps who are mostly produced by independent makers. Whilst some of these brands appear in some of the larger supermarkets, TVKS offer a bigger variety of their crisps.

Mackie's

  • Turkey and Stuffing
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Paprika Ridge Cut
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar

 Mackie's crisps

Eat Real

  • Cheezie Straws
  • Jalepeno and Cheddar Quinoa Puffs
  • Sour Cream and Chive Puffs
  • Mango and Mint Lentil Chips

Hippeas

  • Sweet and Smokin'
  • Take it Cheesy
  • Chilli Haze

Emily

  • Rainbow Roots with Sweet Potato, Carrot and Beetroot
  • Chipotle BBQ Veg Thins
  • Sea Salt Veg Thins
  • Thai Chilli with Sweet Potato

Emily vegan friendly crisps

Ten Acre

  • Cheese and Onion
  • BBQ
  • Salt and Vinegar
  • Sweet Chilli

Planet Organic

Planet Organic are another site dedicated to providing organic and vegan-friendly products and stock a number of independent vegan crisp makers. Check out some of our favourites below.

Deliciously Ella

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Beetroot and Multiseed
  • Chickpea and Paprika
  • Sweet Potato and Rosemary

Deliciously Ella

Torres

  • Beetroot, Parsnip and Sweet Potato
  • Black Truffle
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

torres vegan crisps

Giving Tree

  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Broccoli

Superfood Market

If you really like vegan crisps, Superfood Market is the place for you. The majority of the crisps available in their store are bulk buy, encouraging you to stock up on your favourites. Of course the downside to this is if you don't like them you might be stuck with 23 more packets!

Pipers

  • Arreton Tomato
  • Sea Salt
  • Thyme and Rosemary
  • Black Pepper

Wild Thyme and Rosemary crisp packet

Growers Garden

  • Broccoli and Chilli
  • Sour Cream and Chive

Trafo

  • Salted
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary and Himalayan Salt
  • Coconut Oil Baked
  • Chilli

traffo crisps

If you're considering the vegan lifestyle hopefully this list gives you an indication of the sheer amount of different crisps that are vegan-friendly in the UK.

Companies are constantly innovating too so it shouldn't be too long before your current favourites are available in a similar vegan form if they're not already.

*All information in this list was correct as of 01/01/2021. Companies often tweak recipes so always check the information on the packets or websites before purchasing.

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