Stocking your kitchen is easy with my basic vegan grocery list 🥕
Shop for foods you’ll enjoy!*
Sometimes people tend to overcomplicate the concept of living vegan. Rather than it being a restrictive diet or lifestyle, it’s quite the opposite. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating extraordinarily delicious and satisfying meals. With so many fantastic plant-based products available, sometimes it can be hard to choose which to buy. Over the years, I’ve tried a LOT of vegan products and have found the ones I love the most. I’ve made shopping easier for you with my vegan grocery list – keep reading.
One of the first questions I hear about being vegan is “If you don’t eat meat or dairy, what do you eat?” My standard reply is simply “Everything else!” Most restaurants now offer vegan options and many grocery stores and supermarkets have shelves dedicated to vegan foods. If you enjoy cooking, you’ll be amazed by the endless varieties of delicious and nutritious dishes you can prepare, all with plant-based ingredients!
Need help finding vegan products?
Can’t find specific brands at your local markets? Check the company websites for stores near you. You can find lots of vegan food items and products online! Talk to your store managers. Let them know about products you would like them to carry. Be sure to visit your neighborhood Farmers Markets. They are great places to find vegan food vendors and super fresh, locally grown organic produce.
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*What about allergies and food restrictions?
Depending on your specific dietary needs, and restrictions, you might not be able to consume some of the items I have listed. This list is based entirely on my personal (non-professional) preferences, and should not be considered as nutritional or science-based advice. Always consult with your doctor before making changes in your diet.
What’s in a vegan pantry?
🥕NOTES: My favorite recipes typically have the fewest ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare. I prefer to purchase fresh seasonal veggies and produce when I know I’m going to use them right away. Tender salad greens, tomatoes, and avocados are best used within a few days of purchase. I always make sure I have fresh lemons, limes, garlic, and onions on hand. I’m crazy about keeping at least one live basil plant on my kitchen counter… oh that aroma! Given the choice, I always prefer organic & love to shop farmers markets & support local vegan purveyors & vendors.
My Basic Vegan Grocery List
Baking & Cooking Essentials
Chocolate Chips – Guittard
Coconut – unsweetened flaked
Extracts – Vanilla, Lemon, Rum
Flour(s) – Wheat, Whole Grains, or Gluten Free
Beans & Legumes (dried or canned)
Great Northern beans
Cereals and Grains
Hot Sauce Cholula, Tabasco Red or Green, Tapatio, Sriracha
Ketchup – Annie’s Organic
Liquid Aminos – Bragg
Mayonnaise – Just Mayo
Mustard – Annie’s Naturals Organic
Nutritional Yeast (aka ‘Nooch’)- Sari Foodsor Bragg
Tamari Soy Sauce – San-J Organic
Worcestershire Sauce – Annie’s Naturals Organic
Dairy & Egg Replacers
Butter Earth Balance or Miyoko’s
Cream Cheese – Kite Hill, Miyoko’s, or Violife (each brand is really great.)
Mozzarella Cheese – Miyoko’s
Parmesan Cheese – Violife
Ricotta Cheese –Kite Hill
Sliced Cheese – Field Roast ‘Chao’ or Violife (great for grilled cheese sandwiches)
Ener-G (great for baking)
Follow Your Heart VeganEgg(great for baking)
Just Egg(perfect for quiche, french toast & scramble)
SO Delicious (I’m crazy about their Cashew Salted Caramel Cluster)
Ben & Jerry’s
Milk (almond, coconut milk/cream, hemp, oat, rice, soy)
Yogurt – SO Delicious (I LOVE their Key Lime)
Fruits and Vegetables (bottled or canned)
Tomatoes – whole, diced, crushed
Brats – Beyond Meat
Burgers –Beyond Meat ‘The Beyond Burger’
Chicken – Gardein Crispy Tenders
Jackfruit – canned in brine
Meatballs – Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs
Sausages – Beyond Meat Sausages, Field Roast Italian Sausages
Tofu (Medium and Firm)
Nuts & Nut Butters
Olive -Extra Virgin
Seasonings & Spices
Basil – sweet
Black Pepper – whole
Himalayan Black Salt – aka Kala Namak
Himalayan Pink Salt
Red Pepper Flakes
Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning
Assorted vegan soups – bottled, canned, or boxed
Vegan Vegetable Broth