10 of the best dairy-free foods at Trader Joe’s

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When it comes to prepared and packaged foods, there is a solid variety of options for those with dietary restrictions, sensitivities, and specific diets. damircudic/Getty Images
  • There are many dairy-free products at Trader Joe’s.
  • Top picks include vegan dressings and cashew “cheese” dip in the refrigerated section, and frozen cauliflower gnocchi.
  • Sweet dairy-free treats include Joe-Joe’s and coffee mochi.
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Cult-favourite supermarket chain Trader Joe’s stocks everything from raw and prepared foods to beer and beauty products. When it comes to prepared and packaged foods, there is a solid variety of options for those with dietary restrictions, sensitivities, and specific diets.

Below, INSIDER took a look at some of the top dairy-free foods to be found at Trader Joe’s. As always, be sure to double check the ingredients list before buying.


Trader Joe’s lentil soup with ancient grains is both gluten-free and vegan.

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Trader Joe’s Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

This refrigerated vegan soup is high in fibre, containing 8 grams per serving, and can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove.

Each 20-ounce container has 2.5 servings and costs $US3.49 at my local Trader Joe’s in Long Island.


Cauliflower tabbouleh is another gluten-free and vegan product.

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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Tabbouleh Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

This grain-free twist on the vegetarian salad replaces bulgur with crunchy cauliflower.Other ingredients include tomatoes, lemon juice, and fresh herbs.

The 12-ounce container with 3.5 servings costs $US3.69 at my local store.


Trader Joe’s has various dressings under its house brand.

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Trader Joe’s array of vegan salad dressings Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

Trader Joe’s salad dressings are a great way to add some zest to your leafy greens. These vibrantly-coloured almond butter turmeric, green goddess, and carrot ginger miso salad dressings are each made with a handful of flavorful ingredients.

Each 11-ounce bottle contains approximately 11 servings and costs $US3.99.


This organic cashew fiesta dip is a dairy-free alternative to traditional cheese dips.

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Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Cashew Fiesta Dip Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

This creamy dip is another vegan item that can be eaten cold or hot. TJ’s recommends heating the dip in the microwave and pouring it over nachos and vegetables.

The dip comes in a 9-ounce package and costs $US3.49.


Head to the freezer section to find this wheat-, dairy-, and egg-free cauliflower gnocchi.

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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

Made with just five ingredients, this frozen cauliflower gnocchi can be prepared in a variety of ways: by boiling, microwaving, or sautéing on the stove in olive oil, butter, or ghee.

Each package has 2.5 servings and costs $US2.69.


Joe-Joe’s, like the famous cookie they resemble, are vegan.

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Trader Joe Joe-Joe’s Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

These cookie sandwiches filled with vanilla creme are naturally flavored and come in a fun, tropical box. Joe-Joe’s are available in additional flavours like Neapolitan, vanilla, and, depending on the season, pumpkin.

The 20-ounce package costs $US2.99 at my local TJ’s.


This gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust is the perfect base for a dairy-free pizza.

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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

Pop this cauliflower crust in the oven, top with the sauce and toppings of your choice like the vegan “cheese” shreds available in-store), and put the pizza back into the oven for a few minutes until everything is bubbly and brown.

Though there aren’t any dairy-based ingredients listed, the package indicates that this product may contain traces of milk.

The singular crust costs $US3.99 at my local Trader Joe’s.


TJ’s coffee mochi has a saucy center and is dairy-free.

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Trader Joe’s Coffee Mochi Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

A sweet, non-dairy substitute to traditional ice cream treats, this coffee mochi has a soft bite thanks to its mochi wrapper and is filled with a sorbet-like coffee ice cream.

There are six mochi in each package, which costs $US3.49.


This organic cultured cashew beverage is kefir-like and dairy-free.

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Trader Joe’s Organic Cultured Cashew Beverage Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

Smooth in texture and with a tangy flavour, this product can be added to smoothies or eaten at breakfast with a side of granola. It contains live active cultures but no dairy, lactose, or added sugars.

The 28-ounce bottle contains 3.5 servings and costs $US3.99.


This canned cold brew coconut cream latte is the perfect warm-weather​ pick-me-up.

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Trader Joe’s Dairy-Free Cold Brew Caramel Coffee Abigail Abesamis/INSIDER

Both dairy-free and vegan, this caramel spice-flavored cold brew latte is sold in single cans for $US1.99 each.