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Vegan Grocery List: 555+ Ideas for Plant-Based Shopping

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Eating vegan has the power to positively impact animals, our planet, and even our health.

Whether you’re just testing the waters on eating a plant-based diet, you’re a seasoned pro heading out on a big grocery run, or you’re simply shopping for someone you love who eats a vegan diet — we hope this guide is helpful.

We’ve created a comprehensive guide to vegan-friendly grocery items to consider while you’re at the store — because sometimes it’s just nice to have a full list so you can circle and cross off items. Because, yes — eating vegan is so much more than just eating fruits and veggies.

Use this as a resource to pick which foods you do and don’t want to put in your cart — and maybe even discover something new.

Pro-tip: Bookmark this page so you can return to it every time you’re stuck figuring out what to get at the grocery store.

This list is organized into the following sections: Produce | Grains | Beans | Meat and Egg Replacements | Dairy Alternatives | Soy Products | Baking Ingredients | Nuts and Seeds | Frozen Foods | Herbs and Spices | Spreads | Condiments | Snacks | Beverages | More

Ultimate List of Vegan Foods

Vegan foods in a grocery store

Produce

Fruits

  • Acai Berries
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Black Currants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cranberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Coconuts
  • Clementines
  • Currants
  • Dragon Fruits
  • Elderberries
  • Figs
  • Goji Berries
  • Grapes
  • Guavas
  • Honeydew Melons
  • Jackfruits
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Loganberries
  • Mangoes
  • Marionberries
  • Mulberries
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates
  • Passion Fruits
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelons

→ Explore a complete list of fruits and a list of fruits in season right now 

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers 
  • Bell Peppers: Red
  • Bell Peppers: Green
  • Bell Peppers: Yellow
  • Bell Peppers: Orange
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage 
  • Cabbage: Green
  • Cabbage: Red
  • Cabbage: Savoy
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Daikon Radish
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green Beans
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mushrooms: Button
  • Mushrooms: Cremini
  • Mushrooms: Shiitake
  • Mushrooms: Oyster
  • Mushrooms: Portobello
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes 
  • Potatoes: Red
  • Potatoes: Sweet
  • Potatoes: White
  • Radishes
  • Radicchio
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

→ Explore a complete list of vegetables and a list of vegetables in season right now 

Grains and Cereals

  • Almond Flour
  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Buckwheat Flour
  • Chia Seeds
  • Corn
  • Corn Flakes
  • Cornmeal
  • Couscous: Gluten-Free
  • Couscous: Whole Wheat
  • Flaxseed Meal
  • Kamut
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Oats: Rolled
  • Oats: Steel-Cut
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Rice: Brown
  • Rice: White
  • Rice: Spanish
  • Rice Cakes
  • Rice Noodles
  • Spelt
  • Spelt Flakes
  • Sorghum
  • Teff
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Wheat Berries
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat Germ

Legumes and Beans

  • Anasazi Beans
  • Azuki Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Borlotti Beans
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Common Beans
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Fava Beans
  • Flageolet Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Jacob’s Cattle Beans
  • Lentils
  • Lentils: Black
  • Lentils: Brown
  • Lentils: Green
  • Lentils: Red
  • Lima Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Scarlet Runner Beans
  • Soldier Beans
  • Split Peas
  • Tongues of Fire Beans
  • White Beans
  • Yellow Beans

Meat and Egg Replacements and Alternatives 

Meat Replacements

  • Jackfruit
  • Plant-Based Burger Patties
  • Plant-Based Burger Patties: Beyond Burger
  • Plant-Based Burger Patties: Impossible Burger
  • Plant-Based Burger Patties: Other
  • Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets
  • Plant-Based Chicken Strips
  • Plant-Based Ground “Meat”
  • Plant-Based Meatballs
  • Plant-Based Sausages
  • Plant-Based Sausages: Field Roast
  • Plant-Based Sausages: Tofurky
  • Plant-Based Sausages: Other
  • Seitan
  • Tempeh
  • Textured Vegetable Protein
  • Tofu
  • Vegan Bacon
  • Vegan Deli Slices
  • Vegan Deli Slices: Lightlife
  • Vegan Deli Slices: Tofurky
  • Vegan Deli Slices: Other

Egg Replacements

  • Applesauce
  • Aquafaba
  • Chia Seeds
  • Ground Flaxseeds
  • Mashed Bananas
  • Silken Tofu
  • Vegan Egg Replacer Powders
  • Vegan Egg Replacer Powders: Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • Vegan Egg Substitutes
  • Vegan Egg Substitutes: Just Egg
  • Vegan Yogurt

Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

  • Beyond Meat Products
  • Beyond Meat Products: Burgers
  • Beyond Meat Products: Sausages
  • Beyond Meat Products: Breakfast Sausages
  • Beyond Meat Products: Ground Meat
  • Beyond Meat Products: Jerky
  • Impossible Foods Products
  • Impossible Foods Products: Burgers
  • Impossible Foods Products: Ground Meat
  • Tofurky Products
  • Tofurky Products: Deli Slices
  • Tofurky Products: Sausages
  • Tofurky Products: Roasts
  • Gardein Products
  • Gardein Products: Chick’n Tenders
  • Gardein Products: Meatballs
  • Gardein Products: Fishless Filets)
  • Lightlife Products
  • Lightlife Products: Hot Dogs
  • Lightlife Products: Bacon
  • Lightlife Products: Sausages

→ Explore this guide to which plant-based meat alternative is best

Dairy Alternatives

Plant-Based Milk Alternatives

  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Flax Milk
  • Hazelnut Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Pea Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Vegan Condensed Milk
  • Vegan Evaporated Milk
  • Vegan Powdered Milk
  • Vegan Yogurt Drinks

Yogurt Alternatives

  • Almond Milk Yogurt
  • Cashew Milk Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • Oat Milk Yogurt
  • Soy Milk Yogurt

Cheese Alternatives

  • Nut-Based Cheese
  • Nut-Based Cheese: Almond
  • Nut-Based Cheese: Cashew
  • Nut-Based Cheese: Other
  • Tofu-Based Cheese
  • Vegan Cheddar Cheese
  • Vegan Cheese Blocks
  • Vegan Cheese Sauces
  • Vegan Cheese Shreds
  • Vegan Cheese Slices
  • Vegan Cheese Spreads
  • Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Vegan Feta Cheese
  • Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese
  • Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Butter Alternatives

  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sunflower Oil

Ice-Cream Alternatives

  • Açaí
  • Almond Milk Ice Cream
  • Cashew Milk Ice Cream
  • Coconut Milk Ice Cream
  • Oat Milk Ice Cream
  • Popsicles
  • Rice Milk Ice Cream
  • Sorbet
  • Soy Milk Ice Cream

Cream Alternatives

  • Almond Cream
  • Cashew Cream
  • Coconut Cream
  • Oat Cream
  • Soy Cream

Sour Cream Alternatives

  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Coconut Milk Sour Cream
  • Soy Sour Cream

Whipped Cream Alternatives

  • Almond Whipped Cream
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Rice Whipped Cream
  • Soy Whipped Cream

Coffee Creamer Alternatives

  • Almond Milk Creamer
  • Coconut Milk Creamer
  • Hazelnut Milk Creamer
  • Oat Milk Creamer
  • Soy Milk Creamer

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Soy Products

  • Edamame
  • Soybeans
  • Soy Cheese
  • Soy Ice Cream
  • Soy Milk
  • Soy Protein Powder
  • Soy Yogurt
  • Soy-Based Deli Slices
  • Soy-Based Meat Substitutes
  • Soy-Based Meat Substitutes: Soy Burgers
  • Soy-Based Meat Substitutes: Soy Crumbles
  • Soy-Based Meat Substitutes: Soy Sausage
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Tofu: Extra Firm
  • Tofu: Firm
  • Tofu: Silken

Baking Ingredients

  • Agave Nectar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • Whole Wheat Flour

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Chestnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts

Seeds

  • Chia Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Grape Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Quinoa Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Watermelon Seeds

Frozen Foods

  • Frozen Fruits 
  • Frozen Plant-Based Meals
  • Frozen Vegetables 
  • Frozen Veggie Burgers
  • Vegan Frozen Pizzas
  • Vegan Ice Cream

Herbs and Spices

Herbs

  • Basil
  • Bay Leaves
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon Basil
  • Cumin Leaves
  • Dill
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Spices

  • Caraway Seeds
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Celery Seeds
  • Chili Flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Saffron
  • Turmeric

Blends and Seasoning

  • Barbecue Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Chili Powder
  • Chinese Five-Spice
  • Curry Powder
  • Fish Seasoning
  • Garam Masala
  • Herbes De Provence
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Ras El Hanout
  • Steak Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Za’atar

Spreads

  • Hummus
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Nut Butter
  • Nut Butter: Almond
  • Nut Butter: Cashew
  • Nut Butter: Peanut
  • Nut Butter: Sunflower
  • Salsa
  • Tahini
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Vegan Pesto

Condiments and Sauces

  • Agave Nectar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Coconut Oil
  • Guacamole
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Hummus
  • Ketchup
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mustard
  • Mustard: Dijon
  • Mustard: Spicy Brown
  • Mustard: Yellow
  • Olive Oil
  • Peanut Sauce
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Salsa
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Tahini
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Vegan Caesar Dressing
  • Vegan Caramel Sauce
  • Vegan Chocolate Sauce
  • Vegan Cocktail Sauce
  • Vegan Cream Cheese Spread
  • Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Vegan Pesto
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Vegan Tartar Sauce
  • Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
  • Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Snacks and Treats

  • Dairy-Free Yogurt Cups
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruits
  • Dark Chocolate-Covered Nuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Dried Fruit: Cranberries
  • Dried Fruit: Mango Slices
  • Dried Fruit: Raisins
  • Dried Fruit: Other
  • Frozen Fruit Bars
  • Fruit Leather
  • Granola Bars
  • Nuts
  • Nuts: Almonds
  • Nuts: Cashews
  • Nuts: Peanuts
  • Nuts: Other
  • Oat Milk Chocolate
  • Popcorn
  • Popsicles
  • Pretzels
  • Rice Cakes
  • Rice Crackers
  • Roasted Chickpeas
  • Sorbet
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Trail Mix
  • Vegan Candy
  • Vegan Cheese Puffs
  • Vegan Chocolate Bars
  • Vegan Cookies
  • Vegan Energy Bars
  • Vegan Gummies
  • Vegan Ice Cream
  • Vegan Protein Bars
  • Vegan Pudding Cups
  • Veggie Chips
  • Veggie Straws

Beverages

  • Almond Milk
  • Beer
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Water
  • Coffee
  • Coffee: Cold Brew
  • Coffee: Hot
  • Coffee: Plant-Based Latte
  • Coffee: Plant-Based Mocha
  • Energy Drinks
  • Flax Milk
  • Fruit Juices: Apple
  • Fruit Juices: Cranberry
  • Fruit Juices: Grapefruit
  • Fruit Juices: Orange
  • Hazelnut Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Herbal Infusions
  • Iced Tea
  • Kombucha
  • Lemonade
  • Non-Alcoholic Beer
  • Non-Alcoholic Spirits
  • Non-Alcoholic Wine
  • Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate
  • Oat Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Smoothies
  • Soy Milk
  • Spirits
  • Sports Drinks
  • Tea: Black
  • Tea: Green
  • Tea: Herbal
  • Vegan Protein Drink
  • Vegan Protein Drink: Huel
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Vegetable Juices: Carrot
  • Vegetable Juices: Tomato
  • Vegetable Juices: V8
  • Water
  • Water: Flavored Sparkling
  • Water: Flavored Still
  • Water: Fruit-Infused Still
  • Water: Sparkling
  • Water: Still
  • Wine

Other

  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Plant-Based Sweeteners
  • Plant-Based Sweeteners: Agave Nectar
  • Plant-Based Sweeteners: Coconut Sugar
  • Plant-Based Sweeteners: Maple Syrup
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Seaweed
  • Vegan Baking Ingredients
  • Vegan Bouillon
  • Vegan Canned Soups
  • Vegan Convenience Meals
  • Vegan Cooking Sauces and Marinades
  • Vegan Meal Kits
  • Vegan Protein Powders or Supplements
  • Vegan-Friendly Vitamins and Supplements
  • Vegetable Stock

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