Vegan Bread

Great vegan bread is easy to find or bake yourself. Here's what you need to know.
Last Updated: April 18, 2017

While vegan bread is easy to find, you need to watch out for eggs, dairy products, and honey which can creep into the ingredient list of many brands. White flour bagels, baguettes, ciabatta, sourdough bread, and pizza crusts are nearly always vegan. Fluffier breads like challah and brioche are typically made with eggs. Very shiny breads have usually been glazed with egg whites. Sliced sandwich breads can go either way—just check the ingredient list. Honey shows up in otherwise vegan whole grain breads with distressing regularity.

If you’re a huge bread lover, consider making your own. That way, you can regularly eat bread while it’s still warm, while gaining total control over the ingredients list. Best of all, making your own bread costs less than half what it does in at a market.

A bread machine makes bread-baking incredibly quick and easy. It takes just a couple minutes to start a loaf, and then the machine does the rest of the work for you—including timing the bread’s baking to perfection.

Great bread baking books include Whole Grain Vegan Baking and Gluten-Free & Vegan Bread, and you can also find vegan recipes online for any type of bread you can imagine.