You Can Have the Ultimate Canadian ‘ThanksVegan’—Here’s How

Published by Kristen Kois.

Canadians are starting to prepare for the country’s Thanksgiving, which is in mid-October. Last year, PETA officially dubbed the holiday “ThanksVegan”—and we’re inviting you to join in the animal-friendly celebration again this year!

How to Have a Canadian ThanksVegan Menu

Roasts, stuffing, potatoes, gravy—all without animal body parts or fluids! PETA has you covered if you want to get creative in the kitchen this year. Here are just a few standard Canadian ThanksVegan recipes to get you started:

The Best Vegan Meatloaf Recipe

Savory Vegan Gravy

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

Three-Step Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Browse Even More Free Vegan Recipes

Stores Providing Vegan Options Across Canada

Want to make your ThanksVegan dinner as easy as possible? While many vegan ingredients like Brussel sprouts and canned pumpkin will be available at any store across Canada, here’s a list of grocery stores that are providing vegan roasts and other delicious products this year:

  • Atlantic Superstore
  • Bloor Street Market
  • Dominion
  • Fortinos
  • Independent City Market
  • Loblaws
  • Loblaws CityMarket
  • No Frills
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Safeway
  • Save-On-Foods
  • Sobeys
  • Urban Fare
  • Valu-mart
  • Your Independent Grocer
  • Zehrs

To help you when grocery shopping, we’ve put together a full list of vegan products and where to find them in Canadian stores.

Get Inspired for ThanksVegan With These Vegan Canadian Influencers

Gravy and potatoes are great, but why not think outside the boxed stuffing? These vegan Canadian influencers offer simple ways to max out flavor and fun this ThanksVegan:

Rose of Cheap Lazy Vegan specializes in inexpensive vegan recipes for people who don’t know how to cook. Check out her traditional Korean dishes and other simple, flavorful meals.

Afia Amoako’s blog is full of colorful and healthy vegan recipes. Brighten up your ThanksVegan menu with any of her comforting vegan stews, soups, bowls, or other dishes.

Bodybuilder Derek of Simnett Nutrition offers a variety of tasty, whole-food vegan recipes. Elevate any of your ThanksVegan dishes with his signature homemade sauces.

Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food specializes in restaurant-quality vegan comfort food. Impress your friends and family this ThanksVegan with one of her many holiday recipes, like this vegan Thanksgiving roast.

Going vegan is easier now than ever—and PETA is making it even easier. Request a vegan starter kit to go vegan just in time for the ThanksVegan holiday. For the sake of us all, share this blog post with a friend to help them go vegan today!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind