Vegan products dominated this year’s Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest trade show for all things related to natural living, and VegNews editors sampled them all. Out of thousands of innovative and game-changing products, we awarded our 12th annual Best of Show Awards to these 11 incredible new vegan products. Our 2019 VegNews Best of Show Winners will be featured in upcoming issues of the magazine! Subscribe now to ensure you receive them.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Wildbrine’s Vegan Brie Cheese
These cashew-based wheels are cultured to replicate the “funk” and brine of dairy-based gourmet cheese and will be available in three flavors: Beet Blush, Shiitake Shakeup, and Neo Classic.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Justin’s Nut Butter Covered Nuts
Both almonds and cashews get a healthy coating of almond and cashew butter for a poppable snack, reminiscent of yogurt or chocolate-covered trail mix snacks.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Good & Green’s Deli Slices
Vegan prosciutto? Vegan carpaccio? Yes, it’s a reality, thanks to this Italian vegan meat company. Vegan charcuterie boards, we’re coming for ya!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Outstanding Foods Vegan Bacon Chips
These mind-blowing smoky, salty mushroom-based chips from this emerging vegan company come in four savory flavors: Cheddar, Original, Kansas City BBQ, and Chipotle.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Elmhurst Milked’s Hemp Creamer
Choose between Original, Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Golden Milk flavors of this rich hemp-based creamer, and then add a generous splash to your morning cup of Joe.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Revele’s Vegan Gelato Bars
This new brand not only launched dreamy, dairy-free gelato bars dipped in vegan white and milk chocolate in flavors such as S’mores and Strawberry Shortcake, but also vegan yogurt-dipped bars!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. New Barn’s Almond Dips
This brand didn’t just stop at debuting a line of five tasty, almond-based dips in flavors such as Habanero, Lemon Dill, and Beet, but it also removed all eggs from its production line to become a fully vegan company.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Vegan Rob’s Canned Crisps
What is essentially a vegan version of Pringles is about to hit the market! These chips come in three flavors: Beet Crisps, Dragon Crisps, and Cauli Crisps and are packed with probiotics (plus a healthy dose of vegetables)!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Matthew Kenney’s Plant Made Frozen Food Line
Famed vegan chef Matthew Kenney created the line to make frozen-food aisles healthier with organic, plant-based options (such as Panko Crusted Pumpkin Shrimp with Rice, Cavatelli Macaroni & Cheese, and Butternut Squash Gnocchi) at accessible prices.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Gardein’s Lambless Vindaloo
Amongst the 11 new heat-and-eat vegan meals Gardein debuted last week was the first ever vegan “lamb” skillet meal. The meaty vegan curry option is expected to hit stores in June of this year.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Reed’s CBD No Sugar Added Ginger Brew
CBD is known for its stress- and pain-reducing benefits, which is why it has become such a trend in the natural products world. A few sips of this no sugar-added ginger brew and you’ll be on your way to zen.

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews who enjoyed sampling all of these incredible products at Natural Products Expo West.

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