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9 Delicious Maltese Vegan Snack Foods You Must Try

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Think you couldn’t survive being vegan in Malta? Well we’ve got news for you. Malta is actually home to some of the best homegrown vegan nibbles this side of Berlin. 

Here are just a few vegan snacks we wouldn’t mind being stranded on a desert island (or in a cave) with.

1. Bigilla

Kinda grey, kinda lumpy, hella tasty. Basically the less pretty, more talented cousin of hummus who should be way more famous. Delicious with carrot sticks.

Bigilla Dip

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2. Galletti

“Just crackers” you say? Excuse me but these are water biscuits and they hold up through the most testing of dips. Try the rosemary and onion flavour ones. Thank us later.

Galletti

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3. Hobż biż-Żejt

Modestly translates to “bread with oil”, but is really so much more. Best eaten off a miniature glass plate at a roadside bar. Hold the tuna.

Hobz Biz Zejt

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4. Ċattini

Like their namesake implies, Ċattini are scrumptious wheat “flatbreads” that sometimes come in fancy artisanal flavours. Perfect for a sharing platter with some black olive tapenade. Yum. 

Cattini

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5. Peanut Brittle

Whilst our traditional Maltese nougat is not vegan, our amazing peanut and sesame seed brittle is! You can find these caramelised sugary bars of nutty goodness in souvenir shops, or better still, stock up at a village feast.

Peanut Brittle

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6. Fażola bit-Tewm

We’re not claiming to have invented the butter bean, but our oily, garlic-and-parsley laced deli counter favourite is the appetizer of dreams. A fantastic addition to summer salads. 

Fazola Bajda

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7. Kapunata Maltija

Kapunata is a taste explosion of all that our Mediterranean harvest has to offer. Made with ripe sautéed vegetables, it can be enjoyed hot or cold heaped onto slices our famous Maltese bread.

Kapunata

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8. Qagħaq bil-Ġunġlien

These are “o” shaped vanilla infused sweet biscuits, covered in sesame seeds. They’re just asking to be dipped in a nice cup of tea with almond milk. Blissful.

Qaghaq

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9. Sundried Tomatoes

These are not just any sundried tomatoes. These are Maltese sundried tomatoes. M&S would be proud of our hand picked, rock salted, rooftop shrivelled home-jarred version.

Sundried

BONUS: Festa Chips

Yeah ok, they’re deep fried straight out of an imported freezer bag, but nothing tastes better than piping hot chips eaten at a traditional Maltese Festa. 

Chips

Can you think of any more Maltese vegan snacks? Share your favourites in the comments on Facebook!

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