How to Get Vegan Girl Scout Cookies 

It’s Girl Scout cookie season! This year six vegan Girl Scout cookies are available, but figuring out how (or where) to get them can be a bit confusing. If you’re wondering how to satisfy your cookie cravings compassionately, read on to discover how you can get your hands on some delicious vegan Girl Scout cookies.

1. Know the Vegan Options

Girl Scout cookies are produced by two different bakeries: Little Brownie Bakers, which makes one vegan cookie, and ABC Bakers, which makes all six vegan options this year. While both bakeries produce similar cookie varieties, the recipes, ingredients, and names may differ slightly between the two. Knowing which bakery supplies your local Girl Scout troop is key to determining which vegan options are available in your area. As of now, the following flavors are typically vegan:

  • Thin Mints (ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers): These classic chocolate-mint cookies are a favorite among many, and luckily, they are free of animal-derived ingredients regardless of where they’re made. 
  • Peanut Butter Patties (ABC Bakers): A delicious vanilla cookie is topped with a thick layer of peanut butter and enrobed in chocolate. Don’t confuse them with their doppelganger, Tagalongs. 
  • Lemonades (ABC Bakers): These tangy lemon-flavored cookies are topped with powdered sugar and are a refreshing choice for those who prefer a citrusy treat. Avoid their non-vegan counterpart, Lemon Ups. 
  • Toast-Yay (ABC Bakers): These adorable French toast–inspired sugar cookies have a maple syrup glaze. They are an easy choice because there’s no non-vegan version.
  • Caramel Chocolate Chip (ABC Bakers): The name says it all. These yummy cookies are not only plant-based but gluten-free. They are somewhat similar to non-vegan Toffee-Tastic cookies, so don’t get them confused. 
  • Adventurefuls (ABC Bakers): This yummy brownie-inspired, sweet and salty cookie has a caramel center. Be sure to check the box when buying these because their nearly identical counterparts from Little Brownie Bakers have the same name but contain animal-derived ingredients.

2. Find a Local Troop Selling Vegan Cookies

Now that you know which cookies are vegan and are aware of the different bakeries, the next step is to find out where you can purchase the vegan versions. Girl Scout cookies are typically sold through local troops during cookie season, which typically runs from January to April. To locate a troop selling vegan cookies in your area, you can use the Girl Scout cookie finder tool available on the Girl Scouts website. Simply enter your zip code, and the tool will provide you with a list of nearby troop locations and cookie sale dates. Make sure to find out which bakery supplies the cookies to ensure the troop offers vegan options. You should be able to tell from the cookie names, or you can check out this handy map.

3. Check Online Options

If you cannot find a local troop selling vegan Girl Scout cookies, don’t worry! Many troops offer online ordering. You can search for troops anywhere in the country on the Girl Scouts website by typing in a zip code you know is in ABC Bakers’ area and checking to see which troops offer online ordering. Websites like Amazon or eBay also often have listings for vegan Girl Scout cookies, although availability and price may vary depending on the seller.

4. Support Vegan-Friendly Troops

Another option is supporting troops actively promoting vegan Girl Scout cookies. Some troops may specifically advertise their vegan offerings online. Keep an eye out for announcements on vegan websites or social media posts from troops promoting their vegan cookie options. By purchasing from these troops, you not only satisfy your sweet tooth but support their commitment to offering inclusive choices for all cookie lovers.

5. Spread the Word

Once you’ve secured your stash of vegan Girl Scout cookies, why not spread the word about how delicious they are? Share your experience on social media, post reviews of your favorite flavors, and recommend troops that offer vegan options. By raising awareness about vegan Girl Scout cookies, you can help others discover these delicious treats and support the Girl Scouts’ efforts to provide more animal- and environment-friendly choices for consumers.

Getting your hands on vegan Girl Scout cookies is easier than ever. So go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth, and support the Girl Scouts in their mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character—one plant-based cookie at a time.

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