Thanks to low prices, great options, and playful labels, Trader Joe's is an emporium of delight for foodies looking for a deal. And that's not just limited to the omnivores amongst us. If you look closely, may of Trader Joe's most beloved products are also vegan. And we don't just mean that there are no animal products listed in the ingredients.
All of the following foods are certified vegan (with the tell-tale "V" stamp). That means there are no animal byproducts including more obscure ingredients like honey and lanolin. And since it's Trader Joe's, they're also certified crowd-pleasers, for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Ahead, 24 of our favorite Trader Joe's vegan kitchen staples to stock up on.
Soy Chorizo Several meat-free "meats," including the soy chorizo, are also vegan-friendly.
Organic Refried Beans Salsa Style Both the canned salsa-style refried beans and fat-free beans are vegan certified.
Fully Cooked Falafel You may have to hide these from non-vegan and vegetarian roommates.
Almond Milk In addition to classic unsweetened and vanilla, Trader Joe's often sells limited-edition holiday flavors, like the popular Almond Nog.
Organic Soy Milk If you prefer soy as a dairy alternative, Trader Joe's has you covered there, too.
Coconut Creamer Make every coffee break a mini vacation to the tropics.
Organic Gingermints A perfect purse companion for a quick breath refresher on-the-go.
Reduced Guilt Pita Chips Pita chips are one of those foods where its near-impossible to not finish the whole back once it's opened.
Vegetable Pakoras A perfect cocktail party bite.
Cream Cheese Alternative No animal byproducts allowed, but the signature TJ's humor is still there.
Brownie Crisp While some foods we expect to be vegan, a few surprised us.
Organic Animal Crackers A Noah's Ark of cookies, no actual animal byproducts in sight.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks The starting point of any great chocolate chip cookie, vegan or otherwise.
Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles Designed specifically to be a sweet treat for people with common allergies like nuts, dairy, and gluten, you won't even know you're missing anything.
High Protein Super Firm Organic Tofu An all-purpose protein in many vegan and vegetarian fridges, you can add this to just about any meal (at all time of day), grilled, roasted, fried, cold, or hot.
Vegan Tikka Masala Vegetarians can get their Tikka fix, too, with a version made with paneer.
Curry Simmer Sauce Substitute chicken not your thing? Pick your own protein (or just put in a bunch of your favorite veggies) in this simmer sauce.
Sriracha Baked Tofu Or, if you'd rather leave the prep to the experts, go with baked tofu that's already ready to eat.
Organic Roasted Tomatillo Gazpacho A few of Trader Joe's grab-and-go options, like the seasonal gazpacho, are also vegan.
Fruit Bars Throw 'em in your lunch box or gym back — heck, they'll even fit in your clutch for an on-the-go snack.
Roasted Coconut Chips Like Trader Joe's chocolate chips, these are great on or in things – or just eaten by the fistful.
Soy Creamy Frozen Dessert Don't call it ice cream. (But find it by the ice cream, of course.)
Just Beets The label doesn't lie – there's nothing in the bag but beets.
Multigrain Crackers Pick out your favorite veggie dip to eat these with (or just snack on them by themselves).
produced by Lucie Fink.
produced by Lucie Fink.