Vegan food is delicious and since becoming vegan a year ago, the biggest shock to me was just how easy it was to get my hands on vegan approved foods right at my local grocery store. With so many food options, it makes becoming vegan a lot more easier and since being a vegan has become so mainstream, the options are ever growing.
If you’re headed to your local grocery store we have gathered a list of vegan approved foods to look out for during your shopping trip, some of the items listed as vegan may even surprise you.
Yes, you can get vegan butter at most local grocery stores, including at your nearest Walmart. Earth’s balance original is a personal favorite to provide that buttery taste we ll enjoy.
Chocolate Almond Milk
My kids love chocolate milk and thankfully it is something that is easy to grab almost anywhere that sells regular milk. Silk dark chocolate milk is a delicious choice when you’re looking for a chocolate treat.
Dairy-Free Coffee Creamers
If you’re in need of a delicious dairy-free creamer, you’re in luck because they can be found at many of your local grocers. So Delicious Dairy Free French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer is a favorite that will have your coffee bursting with creamy, vanilla flavors.
With vegan friendly yogurt, you can make parfaits, top some on golden waffles or enjoy it straight from the container. Silk Vanilla Yogurt Alternative and So Delicious. Cultured Almond Milk Yogurt are two really great tasting choices.
Before becoming vegan I found myself grabbing those frozen bean and cheese burritos to have for a quick lunch. Luckily, my love for frozen bean burritos can be enjoyed with Amy’s Non-Dairy Burritos, which can be found at Walmart and Target in the frozen section. Amy’s also carry other yummy foods that can be found in many grocery stores, such as Amy’s Gluten and Dairy Free Organic Veggie Loaf & Mashed Potatoes and Amy’s Organic Vegan Lentil Soup.
I usually go to places like Whole Foods or Kroger to get my Vegan meats. When shopping at Walmart I was surprised to find my favorite Tofurkey Italian sausage, veggie dogs and Gardein meatballs were all sold there too!
Take your bland food up a notch by adding a tasty vegan approved dressing. You can add Just Ranch, Kraft Italian or vegan Mayo to your food for a delicious flavor upgrade. All these dressings and more can be found at your local grocer or Walmart. For a full list of vegan approved condiments you can check out PETA’s condiment list.
Boxed Mac and Cheese
It’s cheesy flavored, gooey and filled with pasta — what’s not to love? You can easily grab a box of vegan approved mac and cheese like Annie’s Organic Vegan Gluten Free Elbow Pasta & Creamy Sauce or Daiya Cheezy Mac Deluxe Cheddar Style at your local Target or grocery store.
Cereal is great for many occasions, such as a quick breakfast to enjoy with cold almond milk, a snack, late night sweet tooth fix or a last minute dinner go-to — guilty! There are so many vegan cereals with many different varieties located right at your local store. Kashi has many different high protein, plant-based cereals that will leave you full longer, like their Oat Flakes & Blueberry Clusters Cereal — yum! If childhood cereal is what you crave than choose from other vegan approved cereals like, Cap’N crunch’s crunch berries, Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter crunch or life original and cinnamon flavors.
Cookies and chocolate — oh my! Yep, if you thought being vegan meant no more decadent sweets, think again. You can find many of Enjoy life‘s allergy free products right at your local Walmart, such as Enjoy life Foods Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Cookies that taste so yummy! Grab some blueberry Fig Bar’s by Nature’s Bakery or curb your coconut craving with tasty Coconut Cashew Macaroon Chewy Nut Butter Bars made by Kashi. Oreo’s are vegan too and they go perfect with a glass of milk when you’re looking for a sweet treat, plus they can be found anywhere!
Foods that are essential to have in your cabinet and can be found in most grocery stores, Walmart or Target are — beans, tortillas, tofu, veggies, fruit, pasta, rice and nut butters, hummus, non-dairy milk (almond,coconut and soy) and pretzels.