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Is Greek Yoghurt Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you can’t start your day without a bowl of the stuff, or it’s more of a weekend brunch treat, keep reading to discover if Greek yoghurt is vegan-friendly.

What is Greek yoghurt? 

Greek yoghurt is a strained dairy yoghurt product that’s had its liquidy-whey removed, leaving it a thick and creamy consistency. A more accurate name is strained yoghurt, but when it first went on sale in the UK during the 1980s, the only products available were made by Greek brands – hence the colloquialism.  

greek yoghurt and fruit

Is Greek yoghurt suitable for vegans? 

Traditionally no, Greek yoghurt isn’t vegan-friendly as it’s made from dairy-milk (generally cow’s). However, there are many tasty, thick or strained vegan-friendly yoghurts on the market.

What next?

Hungry for tasty plant-based yoghurts? Have a go at this vegan recipe from creamy, Greek-style coconut yoghurt from our Food Editor, Val. Your breakfast saviour!

vegan coconut yoghurt

Don’t feel like making yoghurt from scratch, but still want the best vegan yoghurt? Check out this edition of the Vegan Shopping Basket for all of our recommendations. 

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments below. 


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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