Vegan Kitchen Staples: The ULTIMATE Vegan Grocery List

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If you’re here it means you’re vegan, trying to go vegan, or you’re just curious about what vegans eat. Going through a vegan lifestyle can be both exciting and empowering. I’ve put together this vegan grocery list that covers everything from fresh produce to pantry staples, that I usually stock up on plus more. Feel free to customize and remove bits you don’t need, and tailor it to your needs.

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For example- personally, I’m not a big of raisins, but I’ve left it on there. Just for you. Haha if that’s dedication I don’t know what it is.

Let’s dive in. Whoosh!

Vegan Grocery List [Beginners Vegan Shopping List]:

Fruits (Fresh Produce section):

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes

Top Tip: Buy seasonal fruits- they’re fresh and cost-effective.

Vegetables (Fresh Produce section):

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Leafy greens (e.g., lettuce, arugula)

Top Tip: Explore different vegetables to add variety and nutrients to your meals. Now’s the time as a vegan this is so much fun!

Legumes and Grains (Dry goods or grains section):

  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Bulgur
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans
  • Many types of beans (e.g., kidney beans, pinto beans)
  • Oats
  • Flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
  • Chickpea Flour

Top Tip: Purchase grains and legumes in bulk to save money and reduce packaging waste.

Nuts and Seeds (Bulk section or nuts aisle):

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Top Tip: Use nuts and seeds for snacks or as toppings for salads and oatmeal for extra protein.

Refrigerated Plant-Based Products:

  • Tofu
  • Silken Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Seitan
  • Vegan cheese
  • Cashew almond or organic soy yogurt
  • Vegan butter spread

Top Tip: Experiment with different plant-based protein sources especially if you miss the meat taste.

Frozen Foods:

  • Frozen fruits (e.g., berries, mango chunks)
  • Frozen vegetables (e.g., broccoli, peas)
  • Vegan frozen meals (e.g., veggie burgers, plant-based pizza)

Top Tip: Keep a variety of frozen fruits and vegetables for convenience and longer shelf life.

Dried Goods (Bulk section or dried goods aisle):

  • Raisins
  • Dried apricots
  • Cranberries

Breads and Tortillas (Bakery or bread section):

  • Whole grain bread
  • Tortillas (whole wheat or corn)
  • Toast
  • Baguette

Oils and Condiments:

  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Tahini (with sauces)
  • Ketchup
  • Vegan mayo
  • Dijon mustard

Vegan Snacks:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Protein Bars
  • Oreos
  • Pretzels

Spices and Herbs:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Black salt

Top Tip: I love using Black salt in tofu scrambles, chickpea flour omelets, or other savory dishes to replicate the taste of eggs.

Baking Ingredients (Baking aisle):

  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave nectar
  • Date syrup
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut cream

Top Tip: Coconut milk and cream add richness to baked goods and desserts.

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Latifah is a vegan foodie who loves travelling and cooking plant-based recipes. She loves sharing her favorite travel spots and adding a sprinkle of confetti to your day.

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