by MPD
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These days it seems like there’s a new vegan celebrity popping up just about everywhere you look!

Of course, eating a plant-based diet is a great way to improve your health, but everyone needs a little junk food once in a while. So what are the vegan stars’ junk food of choice? Natalie Portman and Ginnifer Goodwin recently shared a few of their favorite dairy-free snacks!

Earlier this year , Ecorazzi reported that after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Eating Animals, Natalie Portman made the switch from vegetarian to vegan. In a recent interview, Natalie was asked about the challenge of giving up ice cream. The star quickly responded, “There’s still Rice Dream and soymilk ice cream.”

Across the country, InStyle magazine questioned Ginnifer Goodwin about her “holiday cheat.” Goodwin confessed, “”I don’t eat animal products of any kind, but I have a big problem with vegan macaroni and cheese.” WE DO TOO!

What’s your favorite vegan junk food? Leave and comment and let us know!

  • Livin Veg

    Just read a fun quote from Natalie Portman about her using Toby Maguire’s vegan chef on their movie:

    I adore her. If only her vegan shoe line lasted…

  • Stephanie E.

    Unfortunately, that’s not all Portman said. She followed that with a remark about eating ice cream when she finds mythical “ethically produced dairy.” She may be a well-intentioned celebrity. But she’s not yet a vegan celebrity or someone to hold up as representative of what it means to be vegan.

    • Angela

      Are you kidding? How disappointing! I thought she was one of the few celebrities who really was vegan!

      • herwin

        i agree , “ethically produced dairy” is bs.
        but, i did read the interview with Natalie Portman and didnt see this quote. i also Googled and only did find this supposedly Portman dairy quote quoted on a veggie website, without any references to any Portman interview that i can actually read. In short, it seems one of those indirect quotes that suddenly pop up from nowhere and can be the start of a long e-rumor / gossip.
        If Nat says she turned vegan after reading Eating Animals, i believe her until solid proof proves diferent. :-)

  • VeggieTart

    I love the Purely Decadent soy ice creams, especially the Pomegranate Chip and Peanut Butter Zig Zag.

    And I adore the Sweet & Sara S’mores.

  • Jeremy

    To replace ice cream, you don’t have to go with soy. The best stuff I’ve ever tasted (beats Hagen Dasz!) is Coconut Bliss – made with pure fair-trade coconut milk and sweetened with low-glycemic agave!

    As for vegan mac and cheese… that’s doable too. Check out this awesome recipe, using sun-dried tomatoes, cashew cream and nutritional yeast:

  • Hannah


  • sonia

    Ditto to all of the above. Although I have yet to find a mac and cheese recipe I love and I’ve tried lots. I’ll give Jeremy’s a try. I also recently discovered Dandies marshmallows. They are friggin delicious!

  • Luann

    “Rice Dream and soy milk ice cream?” Somebody please get this girl some Purely Decadent Made with Coconut Milk! It’s better than any dairy ice cream I’ve ever eaten and doesn’t have a weird aftertaste, like Coconut Bliss.

  • JC

    A Holiday Thought…

    Aren’t humans amazing Animals? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”

    ~Revised from Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

  • Tracy Warner

    Ditto to the coconut ice cream. It rules!

  • VeggieTart

    Hey, I like my soy ice cream, and I don’t think there’s a thing wrong with that. I’m just not a coconut person.

    Sadly, there’s no mass marketer for it, but I’ve had nut-milk ice creams at Pure Food and Wine and at Lula’s Apothecary, both in NYC, and the nut milk ice creams have amazing texture. I should try with my ice cream maker.