Game days are incomplete without classic American snacks like wings, nachos, and chili. If you're trying to eat mostly plant-based then your game day spread will have more choices than ever this year, from cauliflower tacos to Buffalo wings that are as good as the real thing.

Rather than try to make everything from scratch, only whip up those items that you can't buy at the store like cauliflower wings and vegan chili. So when it comes to nachos, skip the vegan queso recipes and get one of the pre-made vegan queso dips you can buy at the store. They are all as good as the real thing, and most are also much, much healthier for you.

Not sure which vegan queso is best? Here is a breakdown of all the best vegan queso dips we tried including cashew queso, potato queso, and more.

What is vegan queso made out of?

These store-bought vegan queso dips aren't just a blend of dairy-free cheeses but are actually made out of mostly clean ingredients and whole foods such as cashews, almonds, peppers, and potatoes.

The 5 Best Vegan Queso Dips That Taste Like the Real Thing

1. Good Foods Plant-Based Queso Style Dip

Good Foods plant-based queso is a healthy option and is packed with whole foods. The first few ingredients are whole foods such as cauliflower red bell peppers almonds. If you’re looking for a clean, healthy option Good Foods is definitely it. Good Foods queso is thicker and doesn't have a smooth consistency like traditional warm queso. Don't try to heat this dip up, it tastes best when served cold. Besides dipping tortilla chips in it, this queso is perfect to drizzle on tacos or burrito bowls. Good Foods comes in individual-sized queso in a pack of four or in an 8 oz and 16 oz tub.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 45
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Buy Good Foods queso online here or at Target, Stop & Shop, or Publix.

2. Siete Foods Mild Nacho Cashew Queso

Siete Foods cashew queso has the creamiest and most similar consistency to real queso. This is another queso that is mostly made of real ingredients including cashews, tomatoes, green bell pepper, and golden flaxseed. It has a nutty taste and has a mild flavor so if you don't like spicy foods, this is a great option. Siete Foods queso is the perfect option for anyone with allergies because it is grain-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan. Use this queso to make loaded veggie nachos, mac and cheese, or just as a simple dip with chips.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 30
  • Total Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 220g
  • Total Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Buy Siete Foods Cashew Queso online here or at Whole Foods, Target and Wegmans. 

3. Mother Raw

Mother Raw’s all-natural, organic, and dairy-free queso is as healthy as it gets and has a unique taste and texture everyone will love, especially those who appreciate a bold umami aftertaste.

This low-calorie queso is completely raw and I like to eat it as it comes, but you can heat it up and drizzle it over nachos if you wish. Each jar is made of EVOO, water, apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic, onion, tomatoes, green banana flour, paprika, chia seeds, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The texture is soft and gritty and compared to real queso, it’s not as creamy or heavy. If you’re looking for a queso to indulge in and feel good about it, Mother Raw’s queso is the way to go.

Buy Mother Raw's vegan queso online here.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 190g
  • Total Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

Buy Mother Raw queso online here and to find a store that sells it near you, click here.  

4. Loca Plant-Based Potato Queso

Loca Foods makes its queso out of potatoes and other vegetables and is allergen-free and of course dairy-free. The dipping sauce is perfectly flavored with a touch of heat to add a traditional Mexican-style spice to any chip or vegetable you choose to chip. Because it's made from potatoes, this queso is as healthy as it gets. Made from potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and other fresh ingredients, with just a touch of sunflower oil, it isn't greasy or too thick.

Loca is as guilt-free as any queso gets, packed with nutrients. Originally served at ball games and movie theaters, this is a healthier alternative to a processed cheese sauce, and your guests won't even know you're serving them the same amount of vegetables as a small salad!

We love the spice and the texture. Try it on game day or anytime you want a little "cheese dip" in your life!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 50
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 290g
  • Total Carbs: 3g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 1g

Buy Loca Plant-Based Potato Queso here

4. Mylkdog Nocho Cheez

Mylkdog is turning red peppers, almond milk, and cashews into I-can't-belive-it's-vegan nacho cheese dip. Founder Bethovan Enhancing took his love of cheese to the dairy-free market after being underwhelmed by the current options, and he's now impressing customers all over the country with super healthy, incredibly delicious products.

With a list of just 11 ingredients (all of which you can pronounce), Mylkdog's 'Nocho Cheez' tastes astoundingly like the real thing and features a smooth, creamy texture and a nice balance of spices. Available in original Nocho Cheez or Spicy Fiesta Queso so you can choose your desired level of heat, this product is a surefire way to convert any dairy-free non-believers into devout fans.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 35
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Total Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 1g 

You can purchase a 2-pack of Mylkdog Nocho Cheez on the brand's website

Where to buy vegan queso

You can buy most of these queso options online at Amazon, Target, and Thrive Market. Some vegan queso dips are also available in-stores at Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Sprouts.

Want to make your own at home? Try this vegan cashew queso recipe.