The Ultimate Vegan Ranch Taste Test: Unveiling the Best Brands

Are you on the lookout for the perfect vegan ranch dressing? Look no further! We’ve conducted an extensive taste test, trying out 10 different vegan ranch brands to discover the best one. Join us as we share all the juicy details of our vegan ranch review and taste test!

A Vegan Ranch Revelation

A couple posing behind a table of vegan ranch dressing products packages making funny faces

We often get asked about vegan ranch, but the truth is, we usually make our own homemade vegan ranch dressing. However, for the sake of this review, we decided to explore the realm of store-bought vegan ranch options. Before we dive into the review, let’s be honest: our homemade vegan ranch is hard to beat. It’s cost-effective, has a fresh flavor, and boasts a perfect texture. But if you’re not into DIY, we’ve got some great options for you!

The Vegan Ranch Lineup

First off, we want to emphasize that we were amazed to find 10 different vegan ranch options to try. And believe it or not, this isn’t an exhaustive list; there are even more brands out there that we couldn’t get our hands on. But without further ado, here are the brands we did try:

  • Hidden Valley
  • Daiya
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Wayfare
  • Plant Perfect
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Primal Kitchen
  • Field and Farmer
  • Kite Hill
  • Mill It
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The Vegan Ranch Taste Test

Vegan ranch taste test

Our taste test methodology was quite simple. We made a batch of homemade vegan French fries and dipped each fry into a different vegan ranch brand before sampling it. We paid special attention to taste and texture, aiming to find the closest match to traditional dairy-based ranch.

Let the Reviews Begin!

Daiya Homestyle Ranch Dressing

Daiya dairy-free homestyle ranch dressing bottle

Thoughts: Daiya’s ranch dressing was on the thicker side, but the taste was a bit off. It had a prominent mayo and vinegar flavor, with a slight chemical aftertaste. While it might work well when incorporated into other dishes, it didn’t quite hit the mark as a standalone dip.

Where to Buy: Daiya Store Locator

Wayfare Dairy Free Creamy Ranch Dip

Wayfare plant-based creamy ranch dip package

Thoughts: Wayfare’s ranch dip had a thick and chunky consistency. Although it lacked the strong ranch flavor we were expecting, it grew on us over time. Overall, it was a pleasant option.

Where to Buy: Wayfare Store Locator

Kite Hill Dairy Free Ranch Dip

Kitehill plant-based ranch dip package

Thoughts: Kite Hill’s ranch dip had a texture similar to Wayfare’s – thick and dip-like. Unfortunately, we didn’t enjoy its taste, as it had an unidentified off-flavor that was difficult to pinpoint.

Where to Buy: Kite Hill Store Locator

Field + Farmer Plant Based Ranch Dressing

Field+Farmer plant-based ranch dressing bottle

Thoughts: Field + Farmer’s ranch dressing had a darker hue compared to most of the others, which might throw off those expecting a traditional ranch color. It was quite liquidy and tasted watered down, leaning more towards a salad dressing than a classic ranch flavor.

Where to Buy: Field + Farmer Store Locator

Primal Kitchen Vegan Ranch Dressing & Marinade Avocado Oil

Primal Kitchen vegan ranch dressing bottle

Thoughts: Primal Kitchen’s ranch dressing was not a hit with us. It primarily tasted like vinegar and dill, lacking the ranch flavor we desired. However, it could work well as a salad dressing due to its liquid consistency.

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Where to Buy: Whole Foods

365 Whole Foods Organic Vegan Ranch Dressing

365 organic vegan ranch dressing bottle

Thoughts: 365 Whole Foods’ vegan ranch dressing was thicker than Field + Farmer and Primal Kitchen but not as thick as Daiya. It had a brownish hue and fell somewhere in the middle of the taste spectrum – not the best, but certainly not the worst.

Where to Buy: Whole Foods stores

Follow Your Heart Vegan Ranch

Follow your Heart vegan ranch dressing bottle

Thoughts: Finally, a winner! Follow Your Heart’s ranch dressing impressed us with its consistency, color, and, most importantly, its authentic ranch taste. While Larisha felt it needed a hint of something extra, we found it to be the closest contender to traditional ranch dressing.

Where to Buy: Follow Your Heart’s Store Locator

The Rankings Are In!

After careful consideration, here are our top 4 vegan ranch brands:

  1. Mill It
  2. Follow Your Heart
  3. Wayfare
  4. Hidden Valley

Allergen-Friendly Vegan Ranch

We understand the importance of catering to various dietary needs. Luckily, all the vegan ranch brands we tested are dairy-free and egg-free. Moreover, none of them contained gluten, sesame, or peanuts. So, if you have soy, nut, or coconut allergies, here’s what you should know:

  • Contains Coconut: Wayfare, 365 Whole Foods, Mill It
  • Coconut Soy: 365 Whole Foods, Follow Your Heart, Hidden Valley, Plant Perfect
  • Contains Almonds: Kite Hill
  • No Top 9 Allergens Listed: Daiya, Field + Farmer, Primal Kitchen

Join the Ranch Revolution!

Now that we’ve revealed our top picks, it’s time for you to explore these vegan ranch brands firsthand. Give them a try and let us know your thoughts. Did we get it right? Are there any other vegan ranch brands you’d like us to review? Share your opinions and ideas in the comments below!

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If you’re looking for delicious ways to incorporate vegan ranch into your meals, we’ve got you covered. Check out our vegan chicken salad, vegan potato salad, vegan tuna salad, and vegan macaroni salad recipes. And don’t forget to explore our taste tests on vegan grilled cheese sandwiches and vegan egg substitutes!

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