Vegan Grocery List For Beginners
This vegan grocery list for beginners should be customized to your tastes but it is a great place to start.
  • Canned coconut milk
  • Plant-based milk - almond, soy, rice, etc.
  • Nuts - almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, etc.
  • Seeds - pumpkin, sunflower, etc.
  • Nut butters - almond, peanut, sunflower, etc.
  • Raw cashews
  • Chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, etc.
  • Lentils
  • Plant-based protein powder
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (brown and/or white)
  • Millet
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Granola
  • Cereals
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Vegan mac & cheese
  • Canned soups
  • Pasta and other noodles like soba
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Other oils like sesame, peanut, etc.
  • Veggie stock or bouillon
  • Capers & olives
  • Rice vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Liquid smoke
  • Turmeric
  • Sweeteners like agave if you object to honey
  • Dried fruit - mango, raisins, cranberries, dates, etc.
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Coconut flakes/shredded coconut
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Vegan cookies
  • Dark chocolate - vegan
  • Any candy you like
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Flaxseed
  • Vegan sugar
  • All the other stuff: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, etc.
  • Bananas, avocado and other fruit you are ripening or keeping out of the fridge.
  • Onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, garlic and other veggies you store out of the fridge.
  • Earth Balance (Butter)
  • Plant-based milk like almond, soy, rice, etc. - refrigerate after opening (Dairy Milk)
  • Nutritional Yeast (Cheese)
  • Prepared, packaged vegan cheeses (Miyoko, Daiya, etc.) (Cheese)
  • Vegan yogurt - soy, coconut, almond (Dairy Yogurt)
  • Vegan cream cheese - Tofutti, Vegan Gourmet, etc. (Cream Cheese)
  • Vegan sour cream- Tofutti, Vegan Gourmet, etc. (Sour Cream)
  • Flaxseed (also listed under pantry)
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp hearts or hemp seeds
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Ketchup, mustard
  • Tahini
  • White miso
  • Maple syrup (after it’s open)
  • Hummus
  • Just Mayo, Vegenaise or other vegan mayo
  • Tofu (prepared baked tofu, too)
  • Tempeh (including prepared tempeh strips)
  • Vital wheat gluten/seitan
  • Packaged, vegan meats - deli and “imitation” like burgers (Beyond Meat, Field Roast, Tofurkey)
  • Cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, spinach, tomatoes, fresh herbs, etc. (anything that needs to be refrigerated)
  • Lemons, limes, grapes, grapefruit, mango, figs, apples, oranges, etc. (anything that needs to be refrigerated)
  • Frozen fruit for smoothies (packaged or that you freeze yourself)
  • Frozen veggies you like (For those lazy times when you only can make pasta and frozen veggies - I recommend peas!)
  • Almond flour/meal
  • Chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
  • Soy, coconut ice cream
  • Fruit bars
  • Other packaged vegan treats
  • Packaged Foods - Amy’s, Daiya, Tofurkey, Field Roast, etc.
  1. Cross off what you don't want and add what you do!
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