Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were one store where you could get all your vegan Thanksgiving necessities? Good news: There is, and it’s called Trader Joe’s.

Below is a complete vegan Thanksgiving Trader Joe’s shopping list.

1. The Roast

What’s a Thanksgiving celebration without an animal-friendly centerpiece? Luckily, TJ’s has a great one: Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast With Gravy.

Are you a sauce boss? Pick up an extra container of Organic Savory Vegan Gravy.

2. The Stuffing

Stuff yourself with Trader Joe’s healthy take on a Thanksgiving classic: Riced Cauliflower Stuffing.

To make your own vegan stuffing from scratch, pick up your favorite vegan Trader Joe’s bread (I like the Organic French Rolls), cut it into cubes a day or two before the holiday to let it get stale, and follow this fun stuffing recipe.

3. The Potatoes

Are mashed potatoes your favorite Thanksgiving side dish, too? Your neighborhood grocery has options. Pick up a bag (or two!) of the Mashed Sweet Potatoes from the frozen section …

… or grab a few fresh potatoes from the produce section—as well as the additional ingredients here—and follow our simple Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe.

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4. The Cranberry Sauce

TJ’s makes it a cinch to include cranberry sauce—the perfect pairing for a turkey-less roast. Choose the classic jarred Cranberry Sauce

… or spice things up with the Cranberry Orange Relish.

5. The Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving table staple, and TJ’s has a vegan-friendly ingredient that makes cooking it a breeze. Follow our recipe and use Trader Joe’s Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces in place of French’s brand to complete your vegan green bean dish.

6. The Soup and Salad

Fall in love with Trader Joe’s vegan autumn soup, chili, and salad selections, like the Harvest Chili and the Harvest Grain Salad.

7. The Adult Beverages

Eat, drink, and be merry this Thanksgiving with some delicious vegan spirits. Choose from any of the Charles Shaw wine varieties and any of the Trader Joe’s brand beers.

8. The Other Beverages

Some folks won’t be indulging in spiked drinks this holiday, and TJ’s has got them covered. Choose from the Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage, GT’s Living in Gratitude kombucha, Autumn Maple Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Coffee, and Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ginger Brew:

9. The Dessert

Whether your guests choose wine or coffee, you’ll want to offer them something sweet to accompany their beverage. Bake fall-perfect cookies using the Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix (with applesauce, flaxseed, or another egg replacer) …

… or pick up a box of the Glimmering Pumpkins Sugar Cookies for a no-muss, no-fuss dessert.

10. The Decor (and More!)

Trader Joe’s is so much more than just a food store. Pick up a few decorations, like pumpkins and gourds

… as well as vegan, cruelty-free household and personal-care items, too, like some Pumpkin Body Butter:


Enjoying a vegan holiday feast has never been easier, thanks to places like Trader Joe’s. If you’re more of a “make it from scratch” kind of host, check out the recipes below.

Recipe Roundup for a Vegan Thanksgiving

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