5 Delicious Lactose-Free and Vegan Dairy Alternatives You Can Buy Zero-Waste

Sep 27, 2022

Dairy has become a major staple in many cultures and lifestyles, yet many people are either unable to eat dairy products or choose not to for a variety of reasons. This makes it super important to find vegan and lactose-free dairy alternatives that taste good and work well. Whether you’re looking for a dairy substitute for yourself or because you’re cooking for someone else, we hope this list of 5 alternatives will help you find just the things you need.

Read on to discover 5 lactose-free and vegan dairy alternatives and drop by our shop in downtown Chilliwack or check out our online store to get yours!



Yoggu’s locally-made, coconut-based yogurt is a delicious lactose-free and vegan alternative to traditional yogurt. There are several flavours to choose from, including vanilla, mango and strawberry. Each flavour has only 4 to 7 ingredients, all of which are easily recognizable – so no yucky preservatives or fillers here. 

Yoggu’s vegan yogurt is a fermented food, which means it can help improve gut health and overall well-being.  Plus, they keep the sugar content low on each flavour and use coconut nectar rather than processed sugars. 

Try this tasty yogurt alternative on its own, sprinkled with your favorite toppings or baked into delicious recipes. 


Daiya Shreds

Daiya created their plant-based cheese alternatives to mimic the much-loved gooey, melty and stretchy texture of cheese. The mozzarella and cheddar-style shreds are a great vegan and lactose-free alternative for any dish that requires sprinkled or melted cheese. 

If you’ve been craving pizza, grilled cheese, macaroni or any other cheesy comfort food, we’ve got you covered with Daiya Shreds. 


Carob Chips and Dark Chocolate Chips

Load up on these classic dairy-free, vegan alternatives to milk chocolate chips next time you have some baking to do.


Earth Balance Vegan Butter

Earth Balance’s dairy-free vegan butter spreads just like real butter and tastes good! It can also be used for frying, baking, sauteing and basically anything else a dairy butter would do! 

Created mainly from a blend of oils (plus a few other important ingredients like pea protein), this buttery spread contains mostly unsaturated fats which makes it arguably more healthy than butter, which contains mostly saturated fats. 


Vegan Salad Dressings

Salad dressing is a great way to add flavour to salads, provide a dip for veggies, and add some appeal to raw vegetables for those who may otherwise not care for them. Unfortunately, some of the most popular dressing flavors are typically made with dairy products. 

Luckily there are several vegan salad dressing options including vegan blue cheese, ranch and caesar dressing, all of which you can find here at PickEco Refills. Options like Earth Island’s High Omega Vegan Ranch dressing are tasty and have fewer saturated fats and less sodium than some classic dairy ranch dressings. 

We hope these dairy-free options prove helpful in all your future vegan and lactose-free cooking and baking . 
Interested in trying any of these delicious dairy alternatives? Come visit us on Mill Street in Chilliwack or shop online to get yours waste-free.