List of Vegan Puff Pastry Brands [34 Products Analyzed]

This post answers a pretty simple question: Can you buy vegan puff pastry? I researched the ingredients to 34 puff pastry products to get a full picture of what you need to avoid and be aware of. So… is store-bought puff pastry vegan??

Most puff pastry brands are vegan. Out of 34 puff pastry products analyzed, 28 were vegan. The animal ingredients found in the non-vegan products included: Butter (3 products), L-cysteine (2 products), and egg (1 product).

Below, I’ll share the breakdown of each puff pastry brand, including lists of vegan options by country, plus gluten-free vegan puff pastry options!

Is Puff Pastry Vegan?

Let’s start by answering some questions about puff pastry…

Does Puff Pastry Have Dairy?

Puff pastry usually does not contain dairy. However, after reviewing 25 brands of puff pastry, I did find four products containing butter.

Most brands of puff pastry contain palm oil and other vegetable oils as the fat source—not butter. But it’s worth checking, as a few of them use butter.

Does Puff Pastry Have Eggs?

Puff Pastry typically does not contain eggs. However, after reviewing 25 brands of puff pastry, I did find one brand with eggs: GeeFree Gluten-Free Puff Pastry. None of the other 24 brands contained eggs.

What Is Vegan Puff Pastry Made Of?

Vegan puff pastry is usually made of wheat flour, water, margarine containing palm oil, salt, and a few other ingredients. Sometimes a bit of sugar is included, as well. The key is that butter is not used, and no other animal products.

Is Frozen Puff Pastry Vegan?

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Is Vegetable Puff Pastry Vegan?

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Is Rough Puff Pastry Vegan?

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Is Ready Roll Puff Pastry Vegan?

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What Brands of Puff Pastry Are Vegan?

Which puff pastry is vegan? Let’s cover a bunch of the most popular brands across the world.

Is Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry Vegan?

Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil and sugar, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

These are in the UK. Here’s the ingredients for the regular Ready Rolled Puff Pastry, but take note that the Light version is also vegan with similar ingredients:

Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)], Margarine [Palm Fat, Water, Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Lemon Juice], Water, Wheat Gluten, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sugar, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Colour (Carotenes).” (source)

Is Aussie Bakery Puff Pastry Vegan?

Aussie Bakery Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain sugar and palm oil, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

Aussie Bakery is actually in the US rather than Australia. Here’s the ingredients:

Aussie Bakery Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Unbleached Wheat Flour (niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vitamin C, Palm Oil, Salt, Sugar.” (source)

Is Bells Puff Pastry Vegan?

Bells Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

Bells is from the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Bells Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Margarine (Vegetable Oils: Palm Oil, Palm Stearin, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Water, Salt.” (source)

Is Borg’s Puff Pastry Vegan?

Borg’s Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. To my knowledge, Borg’s is only sold at Woolworth’s in Australia. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Borg’s Traditional Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Margarine [Vegetable Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier (471, Soybean Lecithin), Food Acid (330), Antioxidant (307b), Natural Flavour, Natural Colour (160a)], Salt.” (source)

Is Co-Op Puff Pastry Vegan?

Co-Op Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Co-op Ready to Roll Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier) (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Water.” (source)

Is Coles Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Vegan?

Coles Gluten-Free Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in Australia. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Coles Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Puff Pastry [Gluten Free Flour Blend (Rice Flour, Maize Starch, Modified Starch (1442), Soy Flour, Vegetable Gum (Guar Gum), Thickener (464)), Water, Margarine (Palm Fat**, Palm Oil**, Water, Salt, Emulsifiers (471, 322 – from Soy), Antioxidant (307b), Preservative (202), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)), Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Thickener (Corn Starch), Iodised Salt, Baking Powder (Raising Agents (Sodium Carbonates, 450))].” (source)

Is Dufour Puff Pastry Vegan?

Dufour Classic Puff Pastry is not considered vegan. It contains butter in the ingredients list. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Dufour Classic Puff Pastry Ingredients: “USDA Grade AA Butter (Cream, Natural Flavorings), Unbleached Unbromated Flour, Water, Salt, Lemon Juice.” (source)

Is Frasers Puff Pastry Vegan?

Frasers Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in Scotland. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Frasers Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Margarine (Palm Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- And Diglycerides Of Fatty Acids), Water, Salt.” (source)

Is GeeFree Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Vegan?

GeeFree Gluten-Free Puff Pastry is not considered vegan. It contains eggs in the ingredients list. It also contains palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient some vegans avoid.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

GeeFree Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Water, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Eggs, Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Bicarbonate Soda, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Inulin, Guar Gum, Ground Flaxseed, Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Citric Acid, Non-Dairy Butter Flavor (Medium Chain Triglycerides, RBD Coconut Oil, Natural Flavor), Annatto.” (source)

Is Greenvale Puff Pastry Vegan?

Greenvale Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm fat and sugar, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold at Aldi in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Greenvale Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour, Margarine (Palm Fat, Water, Emulsifiers: Mono- And Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Lecithin (Sunflower); Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid; Salt), Water, Ethanol, Sugar, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid.” (source)

Is Greggs Puff Pastry Vegan?

Greggs uses vegan puff pastry for their Vegan Sausage Roll and their Vegan Steak Bake options. Presumably the puff pastry they use for other dishes is also vegan—but most of their other pastries are not vegan due to the filling. (source)

Is Jus Rol Puff Pastry Vegan?

Six of nine Just Rol Puff Pastry products are vegan. The “Chilled All Butter” sheet contains butter, while the “Chilled Puff Pastry Block” and “Frozen Puff Pastry Cases” contain L-cysteine (often made from duck feathers). The others are vegan.

What’s the story with L-cysteine? It’s an amino acid that is sourced from duck feathers about 80% of the time. It’s a confusing ingredient—not only is the source rarely specified in ingredients lists, but sometimes it’s not listed in ingredients at all! (source)

Jus Rol is sold in the UK. Here’s the breakdown of Jus Rol puff pastry products:

Puff PastryIs It Vegan?
Chilled All Butter Puff Pastry SheetNo (Contains Butter)
Chilled Puff Pastry BlockMaybe (Contains L-Cysteine)
Chilled Gluten Free Puff Pastry SheetVegan
Chilled Puff Pastry SheetsVegan
Chilled Light Puff Pastry SheetVegan
Frozen Puff Pastry BlockVegan
Frozen Puff Pastry CasesMaybe (Contains L-Cysteine)
Frozen Puff Pastry SheetsVegan
Frozen Puff SquaresVegan
Is Jus Rol Puff Pastry Vegan? (Source)

Is Lidl Puff Pastry Vegan?

Lidl Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm fat and sugar, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Lidl Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour, Water, Palm Fat, Alcohol, Sugar, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid.” (source)

Is Morrisons Puff Pastry Vegan?

Morrisons Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm fat and sugar, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Morrisons Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Iron, Thiamin, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Carbonate), Water, Palm Fat, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Rapeseed), Wheat Gluten, Salt, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sugar, Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Lemon Juice, Colour (Carotenes).” (source)

Is Pampas Puff Pastry Vegan?

Three of four flavors of Pampas Puff Pastry are considered vegan. However, the “Butter Puff Pastry” does contain butter.

Pampas offers a few different variations on their puff pastry. It’s sold in Australia. Here’s the full breakdown of which flavors or varieties are vegan:

Puff PastryIs It Vegan?
Pampas Puff PastryVegan
Pampas Butter Puff PastryNo (Contains Butter)
Pampas Light Puff PastryVegan
Pampas Shortcrust PastryVegan
Is Pampas Puff Pastry Vegan? (Source)

Is Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Vegan?

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the U.S. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets Ingredients: “Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Soybean, Hydrogenated Cottonseed), Contains 2% Or Less Of: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Mono And Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Malted Barley Flour, Turmeric And Annatto Extracts For Color.” (source)

Is Pillsbury Puff Pastry Vegan?

Pillsbury Puff Pastry is considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the U.S. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Pillsbury Best Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets Ingredients: “Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm And Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Monocalcium Phosphate.” (source)

Is Sainsbury’s Puff Pastry Vegan?

Sainsbury Puff Pastry is considered vegan. However, it does contain palm fat, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the U.S. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Sainsbury’s Ready Rolled Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Palm Fat, Vegetable Oils (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil), Wheat Gluten, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid.” (source)

Is Schär Puff Pastry Vegan?

Schär Puff Pastry is considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in Europe. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Schär Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Water, Margarine (Palm Oil, Water, Sunflower Seeds Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Corn Starch, Rice Starch, Rice Flour, Chicory Inulin, Dextrose, Modified Cellulose, Soy Protein, Sunflower Seed Oil, Guar Gum, Iodized Salt, Potato Flakes, Psyllium Seed Husks (Vegetable Fiber), Palm Oil, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Natural Flavor.” (source)

Is Shire Puff Pastry Vegan?

Shire Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Shire Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)), Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed & Palm (in varying proportions)), Water, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids.” (source)

Is Tenderflake Puff Pastry Vegan?

Tenderflake Puff Pastry is considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in Canada. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Tenderflake Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Flour (Wheat), Modified Palm And Canola Oil Margarine (Soy), Water, Sea Salt. May Contain Milk.” (source)

Is Today Puff Pastry Vegan?

I couldn’t find the full ingredients list for Today Puff Pastry online, but the South African Vegan Directory includes it in a vegan recipe on their website. That, combined with the fact that most brands of puff pastry are vegan, gives me good confidence: Today Puff Pastry is vegan.

Is Waitrose Puff Pastry Vegan?

Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Puff Pastry is not considered vegan. It contains butter in the ingredients list.

This brand is sold in the UK. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat flour, butter (milk) (30%), water, salt.” (source)

Is Wewalka Puff Pastry Vegan?

Wewalka Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil and sugar, which are gray-area ingredients that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in the U.S. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Wewalka Puff Pastry Ingredients: “Wheat Flour, Water, Palm and Canola Oils, Ethyl Alcohol, Contains less than 2% of: Wheat Starch, Wheat Gluten, Sugar, Salt, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Ascorbic Acid.” (source)

Is Woolworth’s Puff Pastry Vegan?

Woolworth’s Puff Pastry is generally considered vegan. However, it does contain palm oil, which is a gray-area ingredient that some vegans avoid.

This brand is sold in Australia. Here’s the full ingredients list:

Woolworth’s Puff Pastry Sheets Ingredients: “Wheat Flour, Water, Margarine (Palm Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifiers (471, 472c), Antioxidant (304), Natural Flavour), Salt.” (source)

Vegan Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Options

Here are two options for vegan gluten-free puff pastry brands:

Vegan Puff Pastry Around the World

Many of the vegan puff pastry brands listed in this post are mainly found in one or a few countries. Here is a quick list depending which country you’re in.

United Kingdom:

  • Asda Puff Pastry
  • Co-op Puff Pastry
  • Bells Puff Pastry
  • Frasers (Scotland)
  • Greenvale (Aldi)
  • Lidl Ready Rolled Pastry
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Shire Puff Pastry

Australia:

  • Borg’s Puff Pastry (only at Woolworth’s)
  • Coles Gluten-Free Puff Pastry
  • Pampas Puff Pastry (Not “Butter Puff Pastry”)

Canada:

  • Tenderflake

United States:

  • Aussie Bakery
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Pillsbury
  • Wewalka

South Africa:

  • Today

Europe:

  • Schär

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