Vegan Kroger

Vegan Kroger Grocery Shopping Guide

Did you know that your neighborhood Kroger store (which may go by a different name in some locations, depending on the subsidiary) is jam-packed with delicious vegan grocery items? It’s got plant-based snacks, dairy-free cheeses, vegan burgers, and more—and we’re letting you in on all the good stuff. Say hello to your new animal-free Kroger shopping list:

Refrigerator Staples

Simple Truth Plant Based Mac n’ Cheez

Unreal Plant Based Corn’d Beef and Roasted Turk’y Deli Slices

Simple Truth Deli Slices

Another day, another vegan item from Kroger’s own brand hits the shelves! Under the radar, Simple Truth launched two new vegan deli slice options—Ham Style and Turkey Style. Look for them in the refrigerated vegan section (alongside other animal-friendly meats like those from Tofurky, Yves Veggie Cuisine, and Lightlife).

Vegan Kroger, Fred Meyer

Simple Truth Plant-Based Meatless Sausage

Kroger’s brand Simple Truth expanded its plant-based line with vegan chorizo and kielbasa sausages.

Simple Truth Emerge Plant-Based Patties and Meatless Grind

Made from textured pea protein, Simple Truth’s Emerge brand offers vegan burger patties and Meatless Grind, perfect for grilling or cooking up in a hearty vegan pasta sauce.

The Essentials

Fruits, vegetables, tofu, and vegan butter: If you keep these items in your fridge at all times, you’re good to go. Thankfully, Kroger stores nationwide carry lots of them all. Stock up on your favorite fruits and veggies, keep plenty of House Foods tofu or Wildwood organic baked tofu readily available, and never, ever run out of vegan butter—we like Miyoko’s cultured vegan butter.

Earth Balance sticks are also great for baking.

Dairy-Free Necessities

Plant-based milks are must-haves. Thankfully, Kroger stores carry Califia Farms, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Rice Dream, Good Karma, and more brands. Choose from soy, almond, coconut, rice, or flax milk—click here to learn more about choosing the right vegan milk option for you.

Say “cheese!” Yes, Kroger supermarkets even carry vegan cheeses. Choose from Follow Your Heart shreds and slices, Treeline Treenut cheeses, and Miyoko’s vegan mozzarella, organic vegan sundried tomato cheese wheel, and chive cheese wheel.

What fridge would be complete without a few essential condiments? We recommend Annie’s organic vegan Worcestershire sauce, Newman’s Own Organics Balsamic Vinegar, as well as Follow Your Heart’s original Vegenaise, Vegenaise horseradish sauce, and high omega vegan ranch, which pairs perfectly with Gardein Meatless Meatballs:

Other dairy-free favorites at Kroger include yogurts from Forager Project and Yoplait. Kroger’s Simple Truth brand even makes plant-based chocolate pudding, an easy dessert option or snack for a kid’s lunchbox. The store’s brand also includes organic nondairy cream cheese, sour cream, and French onion dip, all made from butter beans, oats, and coconut oil.Simple Truth Vegan Cream Cheese

To supercharge your morning coffee or protein shake routine, check out Califia Farms cold brew coffeesOrgain vegan protein shakes, and Starbucks vegan Frappuccino chilled coffee drinks with almond milk in mocha or vanilla flavors. Keep some packets of Kroger’s Simple Truth Vanilla Coconutmilk Creamer Powder in your desk for a quick coffee break.

Simple Truth Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You know progress is occurring when a huge grocery chain is rolling out its own line of vegan foods. And by offering its Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for just $2.99, Kroger could be creating a (cookie) monster.

Simple Truth Plant-Based Cauliflower Dip (Buffalo, Cilantro with Jalapeño, Spicy Queso, and Tzatziki)

Simple Truth Plant-Based Caesar and Ranch Dressings

Freezer Aisle Staples

Simple Truth

Kroger’s in-house brand once again delivers with the variety of frozen soy-based vegan meats in its “Meatless” line, including Crispy Patties, Crispy Tenders, Crumbles, Breakfast Patties, and Burger Patties.

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat offers beefy crumbles, perfect for meaty lasagna or tacos, as well as grilled “chicken” strips that’re full of protein. Also, look for the Beyond Burger in the refrigerated meat case.


You can’t go wrong with a classic! Check out the original vegan burger or the breaded chik’n patty.


Whether you’re looking for vegan crab cakes, fish-free filets, Meatless Meatballs, or other vegan meats, Gardein’s selection will keep you happy.


Quorn’s chik’n tenders are perfect for stir-fry meals, salads, wraps, and more. And keep your eyes peeled for the new frozen fishless sticks.

MorningStar Farms

Following PETA’s talks with Kellogg’s about offering more vegan products through its MorningStar Farms and Gardenburger brands, the company announced three reformulations of products from vegetarian to vegan. The tasty, improved items, which are now dairy– and egg-free, include MorningStar Farms’ Buffalo Chik Patties, Buffalo Wings, and Chik’n Nuggets, Veggie Classics Corn Dogs, and BBQ Chik’n Nuggets. MorningStar also offers vegan burgers. Look for the yellow “vegan” label on products in stores now and for even more vegan products by MorningStar in the future.



It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy a Tofurky veggie roast. And be sure to check out the brand’s deli slices, sausages, and more in the refrigerated section.


All Daiya frozen pizzas are vegan—so chow down on pepperoni, cheeze, and margherita varieties … all vegan and all delicious. Keep scrolling for more Daiya details.

Carla Lee’s NutBurgers

For delicious, organic, ready-in-minutes vegan fare, try Carla Lee’s products. The NutBurgers are a yummy staple, while the NutTacos and NutBalls will take any Mexican- or Italian-inspired dish to the next level.

White Castle

After seeing the popularity of its new veggie sliders, White Castle veganized its buns, making the sliders entirely vegan. So pick up the veggie and black bean ones today!

White Castle Frozen Vegan Veggie Sliders

Amy’s Kitchen

If we could live in Amy’s Kitchen, we would. Microwaveable vegan favorites include pad Thai, black bean tamale verde, gluten-free bean and rice burrito, gluten-free mac and cheeze, and  vegetable pot pie.

Ice Cream and Desserts

The ice cream options are abundant at Kroger stores. From Luna & Larry’s to Halo Top and select varieties of Ben & Jerry’sTalenti, Häagen-Dazs, and others, Kroger has your sweet tooth covered.

Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups

Pantry Must-Haves


Always make sure that your pantry is well-stocked with bread, pasta, and more bread. Kroger stores sell a variety of vegan-friendly pasta and bread, like Tolerant organic red lentil fettuccini and organic slices from Dave’s Killer Bread. And for breakfast, steel-cut oatmeal always does the trick.

Sauces, Syrups, and Beyond

Every well-stocked pantry should have a few basics on hand, and they’re all available at Kroger stores. Nut butters are often vegan, but Justin’s are some of our favorites—just be sure to avoid ones with honey.

Pasta sauce like Victoria’s marinara, curry paste like Thai Kitchen’s, and enchilada sauce like La Victoria’s mild traditional version are also pantry staples. Oh, and don’t forget agave syrup like Simple Truth’s organic blue agave—because, remember, honey belongs to bees.

Heat ‘n’ Eat

Sometimes, you just need to be able to pop dinner into the microwave and call it a night. Enter all the heat ‘n’ eat meals available at Kroger stores: Try Barilla’s marinara penne and tomato and basil penne, Amy’s Kitchen’s organic minestrone soup, Annie Chun’s miso soup bowl, Daiya cheezy mac alfredo style, and more.

Simple Truth Plant-Based Vegan Pasta Sauces

Available in Bolognese and Alfredo varieties, these ready-to-heat jarred pasta sauces make weeknight cooking a breeze.



Kettle Brand chips can be found at many Kroger stores, and many flavors—like chili lime and dill pickle—are vegan.

Other “accidentally vegan” munchies, like classic Pringles original potato chips and new Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos, are also available at most Krogers.

Protein Bars

Clif Bars can be found in most supermarkets, and many varieties are vegan. One of our favorites is the blueberry almond butter flavor.

Clif Builder’s chocolate protein bar is vegan, too, as are ProBar Meal’s oatmeal raisin flavor and several Lärabar flavors.


When you add up the damage done by the meat industry to our health, the environment, and animals, the question isn’t really “Why should I eat vegan?”—it’s “Why wouldn’t I eat vegan?” Thanks to Kroger supermarket locations nationwide—including subsidiaries Ralphs, Dillons, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, QFC, Fry’s, Smith’s, and JayC Food Stores—animal-free eating has never been easier.

Get Cookin’

You’ve got your shopping list—now what will you cook? Click here to receive our free vegan starter kit packed full of recipes, tips on eating out, and important health information. Going vegan is easier now than ever before, but we’re here to make it even easier.

Do you wish that your local grocer stocked more options from your favorite vegan brands, like Beyond Meat, Daiya, Gardein, and Tofurky? Well, wish no more—now is the time to act!

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