38 Vegan Camping Food Ideas for Plant-Based Adventurers

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Put the soydog down! With this list of delicious vegan camping meals, you’ll be able to whip up tasty, plant-based meals that you and your campmates will love.

Camping is about being one with nature. So what better place to embrace a plant-based diet, right? While being out in the wild should be a perfect fit for vegans, unfortunately, traditional camping meals tend to rely heavily on animal products. But, it doesn’t need to be that way! There are a lot of delicious vegan meals you can try on your next camping trip.

We’ve put together a list of our favorite vegan camping recipes that are perfect for enjoying around the campfire. Whether you are cooking for fellow-vegans or for a mixed group, these quick and easy meals are guaranteed to impress.

So the next time you head out camping, give one of these recipes a try and bring a little more plant-based adventure into the world.


Breakfasts

Vegan Coconut French Toast in a skillet on a camping table.

Coconut French Toast

Loaded with tropical flavor, this vegan coconut French toast is WAY better than the traditional milk & egg version. Get the recipe here.

Megan assembling a breakfast burrito

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

The perfect grab-and-go breakfast when you’re trying to get a jump on the day. Get the recipe here.

Apple spiced oatmeal and seeds in a white and red camping bowl.

Johnny Apple Seed Oatmeal

Take your morning oats to the next level with this apple powered super seed oatmeal. Get the recipe here.

Pouring chickpea scramble mix into a camp frying pan.

Chickpea Flour Breakfast Scramble

Need a break from tofu? Give this chickpea flour breakfast scramble a try! Get the recipe here.

Oatmeal topped with blueberries inside a insulated food jar

Coconut Chia Oatmeal

Give your oatmeal a makeover by infusing it with the sweet tropical flavor of coconut! Get the recipe here.

Holding a bowl of breakfast quinoa porridge with apples.

Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge

Feeling burnt out on oatmeal? This apple pie quinoa porridge is a great way to start your morning. Get the recipe here.


Snacks

PB&J granola bars stacked on top of a stump

Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars

Transforming a school lunch classic into a portable hiking snack, these peanut butter and jelly granola bars are the perfect way to refuel out on the trail. Get the recipe here.

Fruit leathers rolled up and stacked in a pile

DIY Fruit Leathers

Once you know how to make your own fruit leathers, the flavor combinations are endless! Learn how here.

Three s'mores granola bars stacked on a log

Vegan S’mores Granola Bar

If you’re looking for the perfect portable camping snack this summer, look no further than these vegan S’mores Bars! Get the recipe here.

Popping popcorn over a campfire.

Smoky Spiced Campfire Popcorn

A perfect pre-dinner snack, this smoky spiced campfire popcorn is a great campfire appetizer. Get the recipe here.

Hand holding three Trail mix bliss balls.

Trail Mix Bliss Balls

These bliss balls are a great whole-foods and vegan alternative to pre-made trail snacks. Get the recipe here.

Megan holding a homemade granola bar

Chewy Chocolate Goji Granola Bars

Chocolatey and chewy, these goji chocolate granola bars are the perfect trail food to bring on your next hike. Get the recipe here.


Dinners

Red lentil sloppy joes on a blue camping plate with a campfire in the background

One Pot Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

A plant-based twist on a summer classic, these red lentil sloppy joes pack in just as much flavor (and protein) as the original – but without all the funky extras. Get the recipe here.

Grilled sweet potato “steaks” and roasted peppers and onions

Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas

Grilled sweet potato “steaks”, roasted peppers and onions, and a New Mexican chile marinade, these vegan campfire fajitas are a new take on an old classic. Get the recipe here.

Tortilla soup in a bowl with slices of avocado and tortilla chips next on the side

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Quick, easy, and super versatile, this Mexican tortilla soup is a great low fuss dinner idea. Get the recipe here.

Foil wrapped sweet potatoes and chili on a blue camping plate.

Foil Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with Chili

Combining a campfire baked sweet potato with a simple vegan chili, this hearty recipe is a quick and easy meal to warm yourself up. Get the recipe here.

A man cooking stirfry udon noodles in a pan on a camp stove

Udon Noodle Salad

This flavorful udon noodle dish is loaded with pan-seared vegetables, marinated tofu, and topped with a spicy sesame dressing. Get the recipe here.

Lemon Broccoli Pasta in a green camping bowl.

One Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta

Light and bright, this one-pot lemon broccoli pasta is super simple and super delicious. Get the recipe here.

Dehydrated chili in a backpacking pot resting on a rock

Quinoa Chili

Lightweight and protein-packed, this homemade vegan dehydrated chili is perfect for your next camping or backpacking trip. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille kabobs grilling over a campfire.

Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs

A vegan kebab with a French twist, this campfire grilled Ratatouille is a great way to incorporate some vegetables into your camping diet. Get the recipe here.

Three vegan tacos on a plate

5 Ingredient Vegan Tacos

Quick, easy, and totally delicious, these vegan tacos were a mainstay on our year long road trip. Get the recipe here.

Sweet potato burger on a blue camping plate.

Southwest Sweet Potato + Bean Burger

Combining healthy sweet potato and bean patties with smokey southwestern spices, these burgers are the perfect excuse to fire up the grill! Get the recipe here.

Michael holding a taco and a beer

Drunken Cauliflower Tacos with Quick Pickled Onions

Beer-simmered vegan cauliflower tacos topped with zingy quick pickled red onions are the perfect camping food for hanging out with friends! Get the recipe here.

Chickpea sweet potato and peanut stew in a Dutch oven

Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

If you’re looking for something hearty, comforting, AND healthy the next time you’re out camping, you need to try this vegan sweet potato peanut stew. Get the recipe here.

Three sweet potato and black bean tacos on a plate

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Poblano Tacos

Toothsome sweet potatoes, assertive poblano peppers, and flavorful black beans wrapped up in a crispy corn tortilla. These tacos deliver a smoky southwestern sensation with each and every bite. Get the recipe here.

Grilling tempeh on a campfire

Maple Soy Grilled Tempeh

This sweet & savory maple soy tempeh is a wonderful vegan grilling option for your next BBQ or camping trip! Get the recipe here.

vegan dan dan noodles in a camping pot

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

This super saucy, spicy peanut noodle dish is one of our all-time favorites. Get the recipe here.

Coconut red lentil stew in a camping bowl

Coconut Red Lentil Stew with Kale

Just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious too. This red lentil stew is loaded with all the right kind of nutrition and flavor. Get the recipe here.

5 can chili in a red and white camping bowl next to a Dutch oven.

5 Can Chili

There’s nothing like gathering around a fire at night with a heaping bowl of chili in hand. Get the recipe here

Summer rolls on a plate in a natural setting with chopped ingredients

Summer Rolls with Almond Butter Satay

No matter what the weather is doing outside, these summer rolls can bring you back to the carefree days of summer. Get the recipe here.

Michael holding a cast iron skillet filled with paella that is topped with artichoke hearts

Campfire Paella with Artichokes and Poblanos

This campfire paella is packed with tasty vegetables and spices, and can be made vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free – a camping meal that everyone can enjoy! Get the recipe here.


Drinks

Pouring whiskey into a mug of pumpkin spiced chai with a campfire in the background

Spiked Pumpkin Chai

Our 21+ and over twist on the Pumpkin Spiced Latte craze. Bottoms up! Get the recipe here.

Plum Prosecco Spritz on a wooden background.

Plum Prosecco Spritz

Bright and refreshing, this plum and rosemary prosecco spritz is a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day. If Audrey Hepburn went camping, this is what she would be drinking. Get the recipe here.

Mulled wine simmering in a pot over a campfire

Campfire Mulled Wine

The wintery version of sangria, a camping mug full of mulled red wine is all we need to keep warm. Get the recipe here.

Michael pouring ginger apple cider from a pot into a mug

Ginger Apple Cider

When it’s cold outside and you’re in need of some relief, this hot ginger apple cider is a wonderful companion to spend some time with. Get the recipe here.

Blackberry old-fashioned in a glass next to a small bottle of bitters

Blackberry Citrus Old Fashioned

Looking for the perfect summer camping cocktail? This Blackberry Citrus Old Fashioned is the warm weather whiskey drink you’ve been waiting for. Get the recipe here.


Desserts


Apple crisp in a blue camping bowl with a scoop of ice cream.

No Bake Apple Crisp

A quick and easy fall-inspired camping dessert, this vegan campfire apple crisp is guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and cozy at the end of the night. Get the recipe here.

To s'mores and ingredients on a blue plate

Vegan S’mores

S’mores! The one and only campfire classic, now sourced with vegan ingredients. Get the recpe here.


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  1. I love love love these ideas! My best friend is vegan and sometimes it can be very difficult to find not just easy but also quick meals to carry on the rode! But these dishes were not only easy but also delicious!
    Thank you for sharing xx

  2. These recipes all look delicious. I am wondering if you know how much canned coconut milk would be substituted for the coconut powder in the Coconut and red lentil stew with kale? I want to try it out at home with the ingredients that I have on hand.

    1. To be honest, I’m not sure since we haven’t tried it. We’ve gotten that question a few times so we might need to go back and test it with the canned coconut milk. My best guess would be ~1/2 can.

  3. These are great!! I’m on the search for plant based meals that my husband might actually like- added quite a few of these recipes to the list we’ll be trying over the next couple of weeks!