A basket isn’t going to do it anymore, folks, because Trader Joe’s has been upping its vegan game. The shelves of your neighborhood grocery store are filled with vegan copycats of classic snack foods like dairy-free Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups and Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. These tasty treats are proof that food doesn’t need the flesh, milk, or any other part of an animal in order to taste good. With all these delicious vegan goodies, we can’t imagine ever being hangry again. This list is constantly being updated, so be sure to check back for the best new vegan TJ’s products.
Vegan Ranch Crunch Salad Kit
This packaged salad mix features a base of green and red cabbage, romaine lettuce, and kale with crispy fried onions, roasted sunflower kernels, carrots, and green onions. It’s all tossed with a super-creamy and cow-friendly vegan ranch dressing. Add a Turkeyless Protein Patty or some cubed baked tofu on top to round out your dinner, or enjoy it as is for a quick and easy lunch.
Vegan Bolognese Style Pasta Sauce
Pea protein–based crumbles add a satisfying, meaty texture to this tomato-based pasta sauce, without using the flesh of cows or pigs. Toss it with your favorite pasta, or grab some extra ingredients to try this recipe for a low-carb, high-protein option topped with melted vegan cheese:
Vegan Tzatziki Dip
Use this creamy, Greek-inspired sauce to top homemade gyros or a Mediterranean bowl or as a dip for your favorite fresh veggies.
Vegan Taco Salad Kit
Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, this vegan salad kit features chipotle seitan, pico de gallo, purple tortilla chips, and a spicy jalapeño ranch-style dressing.
Plant Folk Coconut Creamer
This low-calorie creamer will make your morning coffee creamy and delicious, with no cow’s milk in sight.
Vegetable Samosa Burrito
This samosa-inspired burrito is packed with potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, peas, and a spiced tomato chutney.
Vegan Gingerbread Loaf
This festive gingerbread-spiced loaf can be found in the bakery section.
Herbed Tahini Sauce and Romesco Dip
Two delicious new dips are gracing Trader Joe’s shelves, and both are vegan! They go great together on Mediterranean or Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel wraps or simply on your favorite grilled veggies.
Spicy Cashew Butter Dressing
Cashew butter gives some next-level creaminess to this salad dressing. It’s also delicious on a cold soba noodle salad with some baked tofu.
Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert Strawberry
Oat milk is the secret ingredient that makes this new ice cream divinely delicious. The oat base is strawberry flavored, with almond brittle and candied strawberries for crunch throughout.
Vegan Caesar Dressing
Made from olive oil, tofu, lemon juice, white miso, Dijon mustard, and capers, this creamy vegan Caesar dressing is great for quick weeknight dinners. Pour it onto some crispy romaine lettuce and add vegan Parmesan and vegan chicken for a satisfying anchovy– and egg-free salad.
Dairy Free Cheddar Style Slices and Dairy Free Mozzarella Style Shreds
Trader Joe’s expanded its vegan cheese selection with these new options, which are great for topping your Turkeyless Protein Patties or for making a homemade pizza. No cow secretions here—these vegan cheeses are made from cashews, so choosing them helps keep mother cows with their calves.
Turkeyless Protein Patties
Trader Joe’s Turkeyless Protein Patties are packed with 23 grams of pea-based protein per serving. By choosing to grill these delicious, healthy burgers, you’ll help save sensitive turkeys, who are intelligent and curious birds able to recognize familiar faces, form strong bonds, and defend their young from predators.
Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Ditch the gross items made with cow’s milk and instead pick up a pint of this rich vanilla-flavored ice cream made with almonds. The almonds give it a sweet flavor that tastes a bit like cake batter, which you can enjoy knowing that no cows were harmed for it.
Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix
This pancake and waffle mix gets its fun purple color from ube (purple yams). Rather than using chicken’s eggs and cow’s milk butter, mix this batter with a vegan egg replacer of your choice and melted vegan butter or vegetable oil.
You can find this creamy, ready-to-heat vegan mac and cheese—made with a decadent butternut squash and coconut milk sauce—in the refrigerated section near the tofu.
For just $4.49 per package, you can get your hands on Trader Joe’s vegan Protein Patties. One patty packs 18 grams of protein.
Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
Oats and water are the only ingredients in this delicious oat milk. Add it to your coffee and cereal for an animal-friendly start to the day.
Vegan Ranch Dip
Sink some veggies or chips into a bowl of this vegan ranch dip.
A delicious sweet potato burrito that’s ready to eat in only 1.5 minutes if you microwave it and is completely free of any animal-derived substances? Now that’s super.
Cold Brew Coconut Cream Lattes
The perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up, these coconut cream cold brews don’t harm cows and come in Original and Caramel Spice flavors.
Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
You conquered the Trader Joe’s parking lot, so you definitely deserve at least three bags of these vegan Chili & Lime chips.
Jerk-Style Plantain Chips
Don’t @ us, but plantain chips are the perfect snack food. Pick up this spicy snack on your next trip to TJ’s. Also, keep in mind that plantain chips and guac are a match made in summer snack heaven.
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups
These sweet and salty delights had us at “dairy-free dark chocolate.”
Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels
Orange (vegan) chicken that’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet and completely free of animal flesh? Yes, please!
Organic Buffalo Style Hummus
Spice up your crudités (or fries) with this Buffalo Style Hummus.
Vegan Jackfruit Cakes (Crabless Cakes)
These crab-less cakes are further proof that jackfruit can do no wrong.
Vegan Banana Bread with Walnuts
No recipe required—this vegan banana bread is ready to eat and free of any animal-derived substances.
Mango Mini Mochi
This mochi is our new favorite thing because it’s completely free of cow’s milk and it’s mini, so if we eat five, it’s like we only ate one, right?
Popcorn in a Pickle
Trader Joe’s has tons of vegan items, and it’s up to you to turn them into delicious meals. Looking for some healthy vegan recipes to make at home? PETA has lots of free, animal-free recipes for beginners, like these quick and tasty meals that you can make in 10 minutes or less!