Vegan butter

There are so many delicious vegan alternatives available.

Butterly good options!

You’ll find the below options at almost any large supermarket near you.

Below is just a selection of vegan butters and spreads available in NZ.  Pams, Countdown and Tablelands are three brands that have their own vegan spreads and the list is growing!

Note: some margarines can contain dairy, so it’s always best to check the label before you buy. Most margarines contain palm oil too, so if you’re hoping to avoid that, then check out our tip regarding olive oil below as well.

What's available in New Zealand?


Nuttelex is available across New Zealand supermarkets and holds great flavour. They now include a coconut flavour which is palm oil free.

Alfa One Dairy-Free Coconut Spread

Recently added product by Alfa One spreads, and this time suitable for vegans AND palm oil free! Available in some supermarkets.

Naturli‘s Vegan Butter Block

Recently released, Naturli’s vegan butter block is organic and the perfect substitute for real butter! They also have a spreadable version which tastes buttery and amazing too


Olivani’s range comes in, normal, light, and avocado. They are great for baking, as well as sandwiches!


This plant-based butter is made with real food – no numbers or weird names! Vutter has no palm oil, soy, gluten, added sugar or nuts! It’s perfect for cooking, baking or simply spreading.

Herbivore Coconut Butter

Herbivore® is a premium plant-based butter made from natural coconut. It’s sustainable, healthy and delicious. It’s dairy-free, vegan and keto-friendly.

Olive Oil

As an alternative to margarine for toast and sandwiches, pour olive oil into a tub and freeze. Once frozen store in the fridge and it’s now spreadable.