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Vegan Shopping Guide

It’s never been easier—or tastier!—to give your kitchen a cruelty-free makeover. Major health-food chains chock-full of animal-friendly fare are popping up everywhere, and mainstream supermarkets have become meccas for followers of meat- and dairy-free diets. The best part? With PETA’s shopping guide, you don’t have to strain your eyes!

PETA combed the aisles of countless grocery stores, poring over ingredient labels, and compiled a list of vegan products for your shopping convenience. So before you grab your canvas grocery totes and head for Harris Teeter or Piggly Wiggly, check out what’s in our virtual store.

You’ll find everything on your shopping list and lots more—from the obvious Tofurky Beer Brats and Gardenburger Riblets to the “I can’t believe it’s vegan” Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing and Little Debbie Cake Donuts.

We are constantly updating our lists, so if you know of a product that isn’t currently listed here, or if you find a product here that is not vegan, please contact us.

Aisle 1: Baking

Aisle 2: Baked Goods

Aisle 3: Beverages

Aisle 4: Breakfast

Aisle 5: Condiments

Aisle 6: Produce

Aisle 7: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

Aisle 8: Snacks

Aisle 9: Staples

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You may have been thinking about a vegan lifestyle for a while but didn’t know where to start. Well, it’s as easy as one, two, three! Here you can find out how to go vegan in three simple steps.

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  • Vanessa-C says:

    @Cassy: You should check out peta2.com to get tips on going vegan and how to help animals in other ways!

  • Cassy says:

    Well I’ve been a vegetarian for about 7 or 8 months mow and I’ve been honking of becoming vegan but I’m not supported by my family (not even to be vegetarian) but now I guess I can share these options I don’t think I would like to eat fake meat but I guess I have to since I’m only 13 and I’m still growing…

  • Nathalie says:

    http://veganmarket.wordpress.com/ – I found out a new vegan store imarket! I’ve already got first order (tofu+stevia) – eating all these stuff (friwd tofu with herbs, stevia with carob and soya milk) – and what can I say except – yammy! Tasty! Delicious!
    Advice:)

  • HappyPetLover85 says:

    My favorite snack are the Active X energy bars. They are 100% Organic “CERTIFIED”, Gluten Free “CERTIFIED” and 100% Natural. They are very moist and packed full of amazing flavors and are Soy Free, NON GMO, Vegan and Kosher. I can’t find anything better for me and my family to snack on.

  • treesaregood says:

    @garyobese – first of all, cracking effort with the weight loss. Secondly, you’re focusing on protein too much and the fact you tell yourself you can only get it from animals. Something that helped me understand it all a little better was a YouTube video called “101 reason to be vegan” it’s around an hour long, and worth watching! Trust me :)

    Good luck!

  • garyobese says:

    I want to go vegan/vegetarian but everything is so carby, I just lost 23lbs on a low carb diet – “Six Weeks To OMG”. I ate lots of meat and therefore had lots of protein and managed to eat a low amount of carbs, I don’t want to go back to eating lots of carbs.

  • Kim says:

    As Marin says, it’s a list of Vegan items.

    I’m looking to start.. but start small, considering I have been an omnivore my whole life, meat for at least 5 dinners a week… if I looked at a list that said:

    ” 1)all fruits 2) all veggies, and 3) tofu.” I might just kind of go.. “oh, so I’ll be bored with my diet.. k.. nevermind”

    As I have friends and family members who are vegan, I know there’s a million and 1 recipes, and plenty of vegan products.. but others (my boyfriend for example) think that all I can have are salads, vegetable juice, water and tofu, a list of everything and anything that promotes a Vegan lifestyle, is a good list. People just have to use their better judgement when choosing their foods, just as everyone else does. Just because “this” container of fries is Vegan, doesn’t make it healthy.

  • Marin says:

    In regards to Sarah’s comment, not every vegan/vegetarian is healthy and I personally would like to know EVERY item that’s vegan, not just the healthy ones. If PETA only listed the healthy stuff, someone who is researching a vegan diet might be like, “Wow there’s not a lot of vegan products” and it could deter them from going on the diet.

  • Kerry says:

    I agree with Sarah’s comment. Although this list may be vegan, it may not necessarily be the healthiest. Why not combine 2 attributes: vegan & healthy? That would be the ultimate!

  • Diana says:

    Check out Kimberly Snyder’s “Beauty Detox Solution”. It’s very infotmational; a book on nutrition to help you glow from the inside out! And she supports vegan, basically. :)

  • Carolyn says:

    Can I be positive that all of these products are 100% cruelty free? No animals harmed?

  • Sarah says:

    This is a great resource website and this grocery list is quite helpful, although I do have some concerns with some of the products you’ve listed. Some of the kraft products such as Crystal Light, contain aspartame and acesulfame potassium, which have been linked to causing some cancers. I know it’s a vegetarian shopping list and not a “healthy” products list but I think that it might be a good idea to include some information about the products you’re promoting.

  • steph:) says:

    I am currently a vegetarian and am researching on how to be a healthy vegan as i am very active and want to ensure that i don’t become ill due to an improper vegan approach, any suggestions?

  • XOUndiscovered says:

    I just started to make the commiment to be a Vegetarian! And to be honest I’m really excited to do this for my life and help animals and the earth! I really feel more people should consider this but I know that’s a challenge for people. I’m hopeing I can be a Vegetarian for life and change my life for the better! :)
    Btw, this site PETA.org is very helpful and great resource for those who want to become a vegetarian or vegan. Thank you PETA.org!

  • chelsea r says:

    This is very helpful. Thank you so much. I am new at this so I really needed something like this. Just be careful of certain products that contain soy that is genetically modified by a process called hexane which is harmful.

  • Mica says:

    I just watched maybe one minute of the video about how our freinds chickens and cows are treated . I just started practicing Buddhism and now i realize that becomming a vegan is my next step to becomming more loving and aware . Thank You All At Peta . I hope that thru my journey someone else in my life will be inspired . Blessings to All !

  • Jim says:

    Here is a place that you guys can check out for extra vegetarian/vegan alternatives.

  • Terrivgn says:

    I am getting ready to go vegan, but am finding it very hard to find much to eat as I do not like many vegetables,(lettuce, carrots, green and wax beans, corn, potatoes and only cooked cauliflower and broccoli). I also am not finding many choices of meat alternatives in our Appleton, Wisconsin Stores. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Destiny says:

    I am seventeen and I have been a vegetarian for three years now. i love this website and everything PETA does to spread the word about animal cruelty! it’s shocking to see the world like it is… and I hope we can change it. It’s nice knowing there are other people out there who are just as passionate about the environment and the animals as I am.

  • Elda says:

    This question is for vegetarians not vegans. I’m a vegetarian myself and I do not understand why other vegetarians do not eat eggs. Eggs from the grocery store are not fertilized eggs. Hens lay eggs even without mating and the grocery store eggs have not been made with the help of a rooster. So why don’t vegetarians eat eggs when the egg has no embrio?

  • Destynee says:

    This is so helpful! I am a Lacto-Ovo vegetarian and trying to become a vegan and this will help so much. I want to thank PETA for helping make the decision to become a vegetarian and now try and become a vegan. You guy’s have helped me so much! Thanks!

  • Molly says:

    Hey ya’ll! :) I’m a new vegan and am trying to promote cruelty-free diets here in the deep south. Needless to say, it is very difficult to do down here considering I’m from a small town and the only vegan I know. :( People on this website are so inspiring and just what I need; I am very grateful of Pita and of all the good that they do for animals. Thank you and God bless. :)

  • Catie says:

    I’m thinking about making the switch to full-on vegan (I’ve been an off-and-on vegetarian for over 10 years and now only eat occasional dairy and eggs). I find these lists and the meal plans so helpful and really make it seem like the switch would be very easy. I was wondering how recently this list was updated and if it would be again soon?

  • Victor says:

    I’ve been vegan for several years and am an avid runner. Recently, my dreams came true when I discovered an online vegan vitamin store called VeganVita.com. For me, I feel better supporting a vegan store when buying my vegan health products.

  • Mandi says:

    I have been vegetarian ever since I can remember. Since I was just a few months old, my parents raised me to be aware and to show kindness towards all living things. I am now vegan and have been for just about half a year. I plan on going on for the rest of my life. Thank you, PETA, for making the choice to go veg so much easier for newbies as well as tried-and-true members. Love y’all! <3

  • Kayla says:

    I have tried many vigorous, and unhealthy diets for a couple years now. I am 18 in 3 months and I’m ready to start living healthier. I heard about PETA from a friend and started looking up info on the site. I’m now ready, and excited to go vegetarian. Not only will it be a good weight loss plan and healthier lifestyle for me, but I’m helping save animals, which is one of the most important things in my life! I would appreciate it if i could get a list of Health Food Stores that provide animal safe, foods to go along with a PETA diet ;)

  • CoGaHa says:

    Tip for becoming vegan or such and convincing family members: there are certain cookbooks out at the well-known online book retailer, where they say how to replace standard ingredients in traditional recipes by vegan ones and how to convert traditional recipes into vegan ones (by taking into account the differing traits of the vegan replacement in the recipe over the traditional ingredient). I guess, this also sure works for vegetarians :)

  • Bel says:

    I am looking into becoming vegan after looking deep and hard at how I am feeling deep within and how I appear on the outside.. I live in Adelaide South Australia and am unsure what to buy (food wise and toiletries wise) or where to buy it from. Or where to find invaluable recipes to make vegan fare :) Thankyou xxxx Namast’e

  • Amy says:

    I became a vegetarian at age 8 and am now 13 and still going! I was the first in my family, (now my mom and brother are too), and have convinced many friends to try it. I LOOVVEE the taste of meat-and yes, I can remember it- but animals are much more important! I am planning on going vegan soon:) I have already tried vegan backpacking!

  • Meg says:

    I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 13, and now I’m 15. My family was hard to convince but they did finally come around and start buying me meatless dinner options. My dad has been eating vegetarian breakfasts since 2009, although he doesn’t know it. Thanks Morningstar sausage ;)

  • Iris says:

    I’m 17 years old and I’ve been a lacto-vegetarian for almost 2 years now. Haven’t convinced my family yet, but since I became a vegetarian they now only eat meat about 2 times a week, instead of almost every day like they used to! Some people admire the lifestyle and how vegetarians/vegans keep it up, but what I don’t understand is how they can keep on eating meat like nothing!

  • HippieChick94 says:

    The hardest thing I find about being a vegetarian trying to go vegan is that as a teen in a family of meat-eaters, as well as in this recession, it’s difficult to convince my parents to buy animal-free dairy products and whatnot. So I end up eating a lot of grain and fruit instead. Any tips for convincing my parents that meat-free is the way to be?

  • hannaH<3 says:

    Hi! My names hannaH<3, and after doing a little research on here about animal testing and such, I plan on becoming a vegetarian. However, every tip this site has to offer is for anyone going vegan. I’m looking for helpful advice and tips for a vegetarian..?

  • Kelsi says:

    I’m almost fourteen and i want to start a vegan diet. I understand this will take alot of work and commitment. I’d really appreciate any tips anyone has on getting started.. Like what ingredients and foods i should be getting to start off.. kelsivictoriaa@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  • Mickey says:

    Hi! I have formally been a vegetarian but now i’m going vegan. I love animals with all my heart and really appreciate what this site stands for. If any of you need some faux meat, try Morning star products in the frozen food section of your local walmart! Going vegetarian/vegan is a great way to lose weight and/or stand up for our beloved animals. Keep it up you guys! :)

  • Vnr says:

    Are all the products mentioned both vegan and vegetarian?

  • dolen says:

    just decided to become vegan any tips? specially in cooking and i would appreciate if you could share easy and fast recipes

  • Parmanand says:

    I have always been a vegetarian for 40 yrs and i am happy . I love making peace with all the animals and people. I have a motto live and let live.If we want a peaceful world start from ourself, be a vegan and protect the animals .I always wanted to meet a club where we teach people how to be vegan and share our good experience of vegan life.

    Thanks

  • Tee says:

    I also have just decided to make this my life style and need all the help and advice for receipes and all. Thank you so much!

  • HowToGoVeggie says:

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to say that I recently made the switch to being a vegetarian and loving it. It is my goal to make it to 100% vegan. I started a blog and a twitter account (@howtogoveggie and http://howtogoveggie.blogspot.com) to offer support (and get some support!) while making the switch! Look me up and we can all help each other stick with it!!

  • Stephanie says:

    I have been a vegetarian for 6 years now, and am still trying to find ways to improve my diet. These lists help a lot! They will also be helpful when cooking for my boyfriend (who is not a vegetarian, but will only eat meat maybe once or twice a week)! Thanks so much!

  • AprilB says:

    I just decieded today 2 start a veg/vegan diet & lifestyle. im very excited to start this. if any1 has any tips or ideas for me id appriciate the help.

  • Bree says:

    I am currently transitioning to the vegan life style, I wish I would have done it sooner! The food I am able to cook now is much healthier, tastier and I feel great ever since I started fallowing this list! Thanks! I would suggest this to anyone!!

  • burghgrl says:

    Check out the mcdougall diet folks…it’s a starch based vegan diet that WORKS!

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