The most basic crackers consist of wheat, water, and salt.
They’re not that hard to make from scratch if you like baking.
Otherwise, many cracker brands happen to be vegan, or at least have a few vegan flavors. This page has every vegan cracker brand that I’ve come across, I’ll add more in the future as I find them.
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Non-Vegan Cracker Ingredients to Look Out For
If you’re in a store looking at the ingredients of crackers, there are a few common potentially non-vegan ingredients that you want to specifically keep in mind:
- Mono- and di- glycerides: I’ve written a detailed post about if monoglycerides and diglycerides are vegan, but the short story is that some are. Some glycerides are derived from animals, and some are from plants. Usually, the ingredients list says “vegetable monoglycerides” if they are vegan-friendly.
- Milk powder: Obviously milk ingredients of any kind aren’t vegan. In most countries, the package will also say “contains: milk” at the end of the ingredients list.
- Other cheese products: Some crackers contain cheese or other cheese products like whey.
Vegan Cracker Brands
All of these are what most people would consider vegan.
The only real grey area is that a few use enriched flour, which contains iron (can come from plant or animal sources). Most vegans would consider enriched flour vegan, so I’ve included those brands here.
I’ll point out anything like that for each brand in case you have a different view on the matter.
Finally, where can you buy these crackers? You can find several of them at Whole Foods Market, but you can usually find at least 1 at most major grocery stores.
Original Triscuits have a really simple ingredient list.
Most other flavors are just flour, oil, and salt, which makes them clearly vegan.
However, some Triscuits are not vegan as they contain milk ingredients. Double-check the ingredients list when you buy them.
Mary’s Organic Crackers
Mary’s crackers are great if you’re looking for gluten-free crackers, or just something different.
They have a fairly long ingredient list consisting of a variety of grains and seeds, but all flavors are vegan.
Nabisco Saltine Crackers
Nabisco’s original saltine crackers are vegan to most, but note that they do contain enriched flour that has iron.
365 Everyday Value Golden Round Crackers
365 Everyday Value has a ton of products that happen to be vegan-friendly, and that includes their crackers.
Blue Diamond Nut Thins
Nut Thins are a line of gluten-free crackers from Blue Diamond.
Most flavors are not vegan, but the Sriracha and Smokehouse flavors are vegan.
Double check the ingredients label before you buy, as ingredients do change occasionally. All other flavors clearly state if they have milk in them (usually in the natural flavors).
Oh My Yummies
All flavors of Oh My Yummies crackers are vegan.
They mainly consist of buckwheat flour, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. They’re probably about as healthy as crackers can be.
Most CrunchMaster cracker flavors are vegan except for Cheesy Garlic Bread.
They’re also gluten-free and 100% whole grain.
The main ingredients are brown rice flour, potato starch, and a variety of seeds.
Keebler Zesta Saltines
The original Keebler Zesta saltines have a short ingredient list that is vegan (note the enriched flour though).
Cracker Brands That Are Likely Vegan
There are a few popular brands of crackers that most people would consider vegan, but not everyone.
You can make up your own mind on whether or not you’re okay with them.
Ritz (Some Flavors)
I’ve created a detailed guide to if Ritz Crackers are vegan.
About half the flavors might be vegan, but they do contain sugar or natural flavors, and a few have another controversial ingredient in palm oil.
Wheat Thins (Most Flavors)
Wheat thins are another popular cracker brand where most flavors are likely vegan, but the questions around sugar in them remain.
Finally, animal crackers aren’t a typical kind of cracker, but I thought I’d include them here for completeness sake.
Here are a few brands that I’ve looked at:
- Trader Joe’s animal crackers are vegan
- Kirkland animal crackers are probably vegan
- Stauffer’s are probably vegan