- Trader Joe’s offers a lot of vegan-friendly products for shoppers.
- Some of the best choices include Trader Joe’s Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurts and Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
- The brand’s Soy Chorizo and Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels are also great options.
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Trader Joe’s has plenty of specialty items and affordable prices that make the nationwide chain so popular. And, fortunately, they offer plenty of foods that those following a vegan diet can enjoy.
A Trader Joe’s representative has confirmed to INSIDER that the following items are vegan, but it’s always wise to double-check the ingredients before trying out a new food.
Here are 11 popular, vegan-friendly items you can buy at Trader Joe’s.
Soy Chorizo is a favourite for vegans who shop at Trader Joe’s.
If you’re looking for a good meat substitute to satiate a craving, Trader Joe’s has you covered. Its soy chorizo is packed with peppers and spices and it is a great addition to rice bowls or stews.
Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella-style shreds contain no dairy.
If you’re someone who avoids but occasionally craves a cheesy substitute, you might want to try these. The shreds melt easily and some even argue TJ’s vegan cheese shreds are better than the most popular brand names.
Switch up your breakfast with Trader Joe’s Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt.
The store-brand dairy-free yogurt, which is coconut-based, makes for a great light breakfast or snack. It’s also handy for vegan baking endeavours.
Try new flavours with Trader Joe’s Hummus Quartet.
Why have just one flavour of hummus when you could have four? The specific flavours included seem to alternate periodically so it’s a great way to taste new flavours.
Bueno Vegan Mochi Ice cream is a fun, non-dairy snack.
Non-dairy desserts are pretty easy to come by these days, but if it’s mochi ice cream in particular that you’re after, look no further than the aisles of Trader Joe’s. In the frozen section, you can usually find packages of Buono mochi, which are vegan as well as gluten-free.
The brand’s Sprouted Tofu Packs are perfect for meal prepping.
Sprouted tofu cooks similarly to regular tofu but is said to be easier to digest and higher in protein, calcium, and calories. Plus, TJ’s sells these in packs of two, which is convenient for meal prepping and cooking small servings.
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Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil is the perfect snack.
Trader Joe’s sells a pre-popped popcorn that’s butter-free yet flavorful – the brand’s variety is tossed in olive oil, giving it a tasty and vegan-friendly touch of fat.
The brand’s marshmallows are vegan, too.
Fortunately, though many marshmallows are made with animal products like gelatin, TJ’s standard, store-brand marshmallows are vegan-friendly.
The Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is nice and sweet.
TJ’s been making their Soy Creamy ice cream for years and chances are if you’ve been vegan for a long time, this is one of your old standbys.
Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels go well with rice.
For another quick fix, these soy-based chunks from the freezer section are a tasty and easy protein that can be tossed over rice and vegetables.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala is easy to prepare.
When you can’t even bring yourself to light the stove, Trader Joe’s even has fully prepared, vegan-friendly frozen meals. The vegan Tikka Masala is a popular choice that’s full of flavour and ready in just minutes.
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