The rise of plant-based eating is a relatively recent phenomenon. But as more and more brands discover that foods crafted without meat or dairy aren’t just delicious, but also good for the environment, they are taking plant-based meals to a whole new level. Daiya is a vegan-friendly brand that prides itself on not sacrificing the richness of dairy for a plant-based lifestyle. Offering a variety of pantry must-haves, including mac and cheese and dressings, Daiya is turning up the flavor and convenience factor when it comes to getting dinner on the table and proving that plant-based eating can be easier than ever.
The History of Daiya
Friends for over 20 years, Andre Kroecher and Greg Blake had a shared love of plant-based eating that inspired them to launch Daiya in 2008. The duo firmly believed that plant-based living was better for their health, better for the planet, and better for animal welfare. They wanted to create a brand that reflected their passion. Today, millions share in the belief that plant-based is best, which has pushed Daiya to become a leader in the plant-based, dairy-free foods category. The brand now offers over 30 great-tasting, 100% plant-based alternatives to dairy and looks forward to expanding its offerings for years to come.
Daiya Company Mission
Just because you want to follow a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you should have to ditch your love of cheese. In fact, Daiya wants you to enjoy your savory love affair with cheese, and all your favorite dairy products, to the absolute fullest. The brand’s mission is simple: to give you the delicious joy of dairy, without any compromise.
Benefits of Daiya
Perhaps the biggest benefit of Daiya products is that they offer the same great creamy goodness you would find in dairy products without including any dairy whatsoever. From rich, ooey gooey mac and cheese to luscious dressings, Daiya plant-based alternatives provide the delicious dairy characteristics you desire. Additionally, the brand is careful to craft each product in a completely allergy-safe manner. Whether you suffer from food allergies, are dairy-intolerant, or living vegan, you can rest easy knowing that all Daiya products are free from the following:
Daiya is also a sustainable company that is dedicated to producing food responsibly, beginning with the way it’s grown and sourced, all the way to how it’s packaged. The brand is also a founding member of the new Plant Based Food Association (PBFA), a trade association representing the nation’s leading plant-based food companies.
Top Daiya Products
Stock your pantry with these Daiya favorites.
Deluxe Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac
Craving some comfort food? Dig your fork into a steaming bowl of this velvety, non-dairy mac and cheese, made with creamy vegan “cheeze” sauce (not powder) that’s served over hearty brown rice macaroni.
Deluxe Cheddar Style Cheeze Sauce
This vegan “cheeze” sauce is gluten-free and full of flavor. Try it over noodles, broccoli, baked potatoes, or tortilla chips.
Homestyle Ranch Dressing
Enjoy a cleaner approach to ranch dressing with this soy-, dairy-, gluten-, and egg-free version made from natural, plant-based ingredients. Try it over salads, enjoy as a dip, or serve on the side as a condiment.
Vegan Recipes You’ll Love
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Dynamite Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”
Enjoy the same crispy texture and the tangy spice of wings but with a completely plant-based list of ingredients, thanks to this cauliflower-based recipe. It’s a total crowd favorite.
Kale Yeah! Vegan Kale Nachos
Love nachos but not a huge fan of dairy? This genius plant-based spin on the Mexian favorite tops baked kale chips with spicy cashew queso and finishes things off with avocado, tomatoes, jalapeño, and cilantro.
Vegan Chickpea Patties
These satisfying chickpea patties are made with almond flour, spices, and coconut aminos. They’re wholesomely addictive whether you pair them with cucumbers and yogurt sauce, add them to a pita, or them enjoy on their own.
Crave-Worthy Black Bean Brownie Bites
What’s the secret to super moist brownies? Black beans! This surprisingly decadent dessert recipe combines black beans with coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and cacao for a rich, chocolaty treat.