If you plan to make the move towards a plant-based, vegan diet, then you’re going to want to keep a few vegan staples stocked in your kitchen at all times.

The food below will help you make tasty yet healthy meals that will keep you satisfied and energized.

Going vegan does NOT mean you’re going to go hungry. You simply need to approach food a little differently. You need to learn about meat, dairy, and egg substitutes so that you can continue to enjoy your favorite dishes. (After a while, you won’t even miss your meats!)

Keep these vegan staples in your kitchen pantry so you’ll never be at a loss for what to eat or cook. 

Must-Have Vegan Grocery Shopping List

The ingredients and food below are staples that can be used for snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As time goes on, you’ll find new and creative ways to use these ingredients for tacos, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, rice bowls, and more!

vegan grocery shopping list

Vegetables:
Avocados *technically a fruit!
Zucchini
Spinach
Potatoes
Garlic
Red Onions
Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
Mushrooms
Cilantro, basil, and other fresh herbs
Frozen potato hashbrowns *they’re really good in breakfast burritos!

Fruits
Apples
Oranges
Blueberries
Strawberries
Bananas

 

Grains and Pasta
Brown rice
White rice
Dry pasta
Quinoa

Nuts
Cashews
Pecans
Walnuts
Almonds

Seeds
Sunflower Seeds (*These are great for adding to salads or on avocado toast!)
Flax seeds *for baking, and fiber
Chia seeds *used in overnight oats
Pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)

Beans and Legumes

Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans
Black beans *for making burgers
Pinto beans *great for making refried beans that you can spread on a tortilla or tostada
Cannellini beans *for pasta dishes

Milk Alternatives
Almond milk
Soy milk
Cashew milk *My husband loves this in his coffee
Hemp Milk
Coconut Milk
Rice Milk

Butter Alternatives
Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread
Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks *perfect for baking!

Oils
Olive oil
Sesame Oil *for Asian-inspired dressings
Coconut Oil

Sweeteners
Brown sugar
Maple Syrup

Nut Butters
Peanut butter
Cashew butterAlmond Butter 

Bread and Tortillas
Whole wheat bread
Large flour tortillas
Corn tortillas
Pita Bread

Meat Alternatives
Tofu
Soy Chorizo

Miscellaneous
Canned diced tomatoes
Tomato paste
Tomato sauce
Canned olives
Jarred Pepperoncini Peppers
Nutritional yeast *is great for replacing cheese!
Soy sauce
Mustard Better than Buillion

 

That makes up the list of the most essential vegan kitchen staples! This vegan grocery list will make food shopping a much more seamless process. Remember, don’t limit yourself when it comes to a vegan diet – try out different things so you can learn what you like best and what works for your favorite dishes.