September 21, 2021
From Vegnews

For those who were holding out, it’s officially September, making it perfectly acceptable to sip on something cinnamony and sweet without feeling like jumping the gun. Pumpkin spice has become as synonymous to fall as gingerbread is to Christmas and chocolates are to Valentine’s Day. Well crafted pumpkin-flavored things spark joy. They don’t just taste good, they make us feel cozy, comforted, and a little bit celebratory. And we’re here for that. Granted, there are a lot of pumpkin-infused products, and not all of them are winners. Here are the 16 best vegan pumpkin spice products you can get this year. 

Note: this list does not include a few pumpkin spice products that came out early (in August). Check out this article to see what you missed.


1Daiya Pumpkin Cheezecake

Daiya may be known for its vegan cheese, but the line of cheesecakes it introduced in 2016 really show off what the company can do. Made with a classic graham cracker crust and a dense, decadently creamy cheesecake filling infused with just the right amount of pumpkin spice, this treat always makes an appearance at fall potlucks and dinner parties.
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2Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon Ancient Grain Granola

While we like to keep pumpkin spice out of our yogurt, we don’t mind a fall-flavored crunchy topping. This lightly sweet granola incorporates organic pumpkin seeds and cinnamon into the mix—which means it tastes like real food, not a food lab approximation. We love the texture of this granola—not too chunky and perfect for sprinkling on everything from dairy-free yogurt to ice cream. Of course, there’s always the bag-to-mouth option.
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3Gigantic Smashing Pumpkin

At a certain age, you think you’ve tried it all when it comes to candy bars. Anything “new” is really just a spin off of a familiar favorite. But this is really something new. Gigantic’s tongue-in-cheek Smashing Pumpkin bar is a nutty, gooey, pumpkin-spiced delight that’s doused with dark chocolate. It’s sure to be the “it” candy bar of the spooky season.
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4Peet’s Cold Brew Cold Foam

This VegNews editor orders one thing and one thing only at Peet’s: a small, hot soy latte. I don’t do “fu-fu” drinks … until now. This drink is mostly cold brew—the only sweetener comes from the intensely flavored pumpkin spiced cold oat foam on top. Once this creamy layer dissolves into the coffee, the result is a lightly sweetened beverage that still tastes like coffee but also makes you do the pumpkin spice happy dance. This drink is a game changer.
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5Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Spice Fig Bars

Take a Fig Newton. Add real pumpkin purée and warming spices. Take out the high fructose corn syrup. That’s a Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Spice Fig Bar. Essentially, they’re wholesome enough to satisfy parents and tasty enough to hand out at Halloween (without being labeled as the dreaded health food house). 
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6Sjaaks’ Pumpkin Spice Melk Chocolate Bites

We’re over waiting for Halloween to nibble on Halloween candy. These pumpkin spice-infused vegan chocolates are just too good to resist. The pumpkin-shaped morsels are perfect for those who crave a sweeter, less bitter bite of chocolate (looking at you, vegans who don’t like dark chocolate). Just save some for the kiddos when October 31st rolls around.
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7Raised Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Making pie crust from scratch is hard. Making gluten-free pie crust is even harder. Allow this allergen-friendly company to do the heavy lifting for you. Keep one of these vegan pumpkin pies in your freezer for Halloween parties, Friendsgiving, or any fall-themed gathering. No one has to know it’s store bought.
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8Blake’s Seed-Based Rice Crispy Treats

A pumpkin spice treat with actual pumpkin seeds? You can’t get more authentic than that. These chewy, sweet, sticky rice crispy treats present an allergen-friendly option for all who crave pumpkin spice. We are now determined to add a pinch of pumpkin spice powder to our next batch of homemade vegan rice crispy treats.
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9Wild Friends Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Blend

Not to be confused with pumpkin butter—which is sweetened and reduced pumpkin purée—this nut butter spread offers the comfort and familiarity of peanut butter with a hint of sweet warming spices. Slather it on freshly baked pumpkin bread, your morning toast, or drizzle it on cozy, cinnamon-spiked oatmeal.
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10Pressed Pumpkin Freeze

This vegan-friendly chain is known for its cold-pressed juices, but there’s a select group of customers who bypass the alluring juice display and go straight to the soft serve machines for a Freeze. Made with juice—not dairy—these frozen treats are churned and topped like fro-yo. It’s truly something you have to taste to understand. For the fall season, customers can enjoy the pumpkin-flavored Freeze. Granola butter, mini vegan marshmallows, pecan praline pieces are highly recommended toppings.
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11Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer

You can easily pretend you’re sipping on a pumpkin spice latte with one of these two creamer options. Available in both a sweetened and “unsweet” version, this almond milk creamer makes an average cup of coffee silky smooth and infinitely more sippable.
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12Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

Pumpkin everything has officially arrived at Trader Joe’s, and while there are about a dozen different vegan pumpkin products that deserve a place in your cart, these pumpkin bagels deserve to be placed on top (for practical and figurative reasons—you don’t want to smush them!). Though unique in flavor, they work with a number of different spreads including plain cream cheese, Miyoko’s cinnamon cream cheese, or a substantial pat of butter. Pro tip: use it to make this pumpkin bread pudding.


13Jojo’s Pumpkin Spice Bites

These layered confections taste like something you would purchase in a paper doily at See’s Candy, though not as cloyingly sweet. Each two-bite chocolate bar is filled with pumpkin spice granola butter and topped with gluten-free pumpkin seed granola. They’re essentially a fun-sized candy bar made with real food.
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14Oui Dairy-Free Pumpkin Caramel

Yogurt magnate Yoplait’s dairy-free line of coconut yogurt just launched a brand new limited-edition flavor in time for pumpkin season. The Pumpkin Caramel pot features thick, dairy-free, French-style yogurt sitting atop a layer of caramel-spiked pumpkin purée. Dig that spoon all the way down to the bottom to make the most of this decadent yogurt.
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15Abe’s Pumpkin Muffins

Yes, we know the Muffin Man, and his name is Abe. The vegan muffin company is making pumpkin spice muffins in every size—from the bite-sized minis to the palm-sized One Big Muffin. For a slice-and-share option, check out the pumpkin bread, which comes in loaf form. No matter which you choose, Abe’s guarantees each bite will be delightfully sweet, tender, and perfectly moist.
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16 NadaMoo’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

This highly anticipated seasonal flavor has finally arrived. Made with a coconut milk base, this uber velvety frozen treat packs in a ton of pumpkin flavor. Each bite is studded with buttery bits of tender pie crust, offering the perfect filling-to-crust ratio. Nab it before the season’s over, as it’s not here for long. 

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Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.

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