We tracked down all the freeze dried vegan backpacking food we could find so you don’t have to. Enjoying a plant-based meal while camping in the backcountry has never been easier than right now!
Here on Fresh Off the Grid we are strong advocates of preparing meals from scratch, but we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that pre-packaged, freeze dried meals occasionally factor into our meal planning for longer backpacking trips. They are just so simple, easy-to-cook, and check all the right boxes for backpacking.
Accommodating a vegan diet while meal planning a multi-day backpacking trip can be a challenge. It’s hard to figure out enough plant-based meals that are also lightweight, calorie-dense, and quick cooking. It’s a lot of constraints, but it’s definitely not impossible. But while there are more vegan options now than ever before, finding them among the sea of other just-add-water options can still require a bit of searching.
That’s why we scoured the internet to find as many vegan freeze dried meals as we could and share them all in one place. We have also done the painstaking work of calculating all the macronutrients for each of the meals by the ounce. Now you can easily tell the weight-to-nutrient ratio at a glance and quickly compare meals to make sure you’re planning a balanced menu. So if you, or somebody you know, is a vegan backpacker – this is your one-stop shop!
Check out the bottom of the list to find out the Top 5 Vegan Backpacking Meals by Calories and the Top 5 Vegan Backpacking Meals by Protein winners.
Companies are developing new vegan meals all the time (and there’s definitely a non-zero chance that we’ve missed something) so if you know of a dehydrated vegan meal we should include, let us know in the comments below! And, if you’ve tried any of these meals, we’d love to hear what you thought of them!