Butter is a common ingredient used in cooking and baking, and can also be used as a condiment. While butter is made from cow’s milk, vegan butter substitutes are readily available. They are labeled as margarine and made from vegetable oils. Margarine is cruelty-free and far cheaper than butter. In America, more margarine is consumed than butter.
Vegan margarine comes in many forms: tubs, sticks, whipped, soy-free, olive oil based, coconut based, and even flavored with garlic and herbs. Here are common vegan butter options:
- Chao Buttery Spread (By Field Roast)
- Earth Balance Spreads & Buttery Sticks (Many varieties—we recommend their “Organic Whipped Buttery Spread”)
- Miyoko’s Creamery: European Style Cultured Vegan Butter
- I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter: Vegan Spread
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the best vegan butter recipe on the planet.