We love going to Trader Joe’s for the standards—products like soy chorizo, vegan pesto, baked tofu, and vegan tikka masala—but we’re always on the lookout for new animal-friendly items to try. This month, the grocery chain is launching several exciting vegan products and bringing back some old favorites.
Here’s what we’re looking forward to trying at Trader Joe’s this month:
If the winter blues are getting to you, this bright and tropical sorbet will surely lift your spirits. It’s refreshingly tart and tangy because of the calamansi purée and balanced with sweetness from the mango purée.
Chapped winter lips are painful, so you won’t want to miss these lip masks, which are available for a limited time only.
Head to the frozen aisle for a bag of Garlic Shiitake Green Beans, which pair well with Trader Joe’s Korean Beefless Bulgogi. Serve them with some Vegetable Fried Rice, and you’ll have a super-easy weeknight meal.
Maple Pancake Flavored Puffs
We tried these lightly sweetened puffs when they launched last year and are happy to see that they’re returning to the shelves.
These vegan sausage patties are seasoned with sage and fennel for a savory flavor without using any ingredients that harm pigs—because these intelligent, playful animals should be respected, not served on our breakfast plate.
The Trader Joe’s snack selection is unrivaled, which is why we’re definitely going to try these crunchy mini mochi bites.
We’ve been adding umami-packed nutritional yeast to our vegan popcorn for years, but we’re still happy that Trader Joe’s is discovering the wonder of this seasoning.
You can find these fresh Vietnamese-inspired spring rolls in the refrigerated section, now served with spicy cashew sauce for dipping. They’re filled with strips of broiled tofu for a protein kick instead of shrimp—fascinating animals who are being fished to the brink of extinction.
Yuba (tofu skin) is a staple in many Asian cuisines. It is protein-packed and has a satisfying texture—and like tofu, it can be seasoned in endless ways. Try making it into vegan bacon or wrapping it around sugarcane sticks to create vegan chicken drumsticks.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these sprinkles can be used to decorate a vintage-style heart-shaped cake or to add on top of pancakes. They’re dyed with fruit and vegetable juice, not coated with beeswax or confectioner’s glaze, which is made of insects.
Pick up a carton of this thick and creamy whipping cream, which can be used in savory or sweet recipes. We’ll be adding it to a vodka sauce and whipping up some to top our vegan hot chocolate.
With the launch of this new plant-based pepperoni, you can pick up everything you need to make a delicious vegan pizza at home. Trader Joe’s sells premade pizza dough in the refrigerated section, along with sauce and dairy-free mozzarella-style cheese shreds.
Going vegan is the best thing you can do for animals, the planet, and your own health. Learn how you can make the transition today by ordering a free vegan starter kit: