The 70+ Essential Vegan Products at Trader Joe’s | VegNews

2022-04-25 07:43:21 By : Ms. Celeste Lin

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Trader Joe’s has become a cult-favorite grocery chain for a reason. From constantly keeping its customers on their toes with new product launches to making a firm commitment to reducing its plastic usage for the benefit of the environment, this chain knows how to stay ahead of the trend. Here is your definitive list of all the vegan items at this iconic grocery chain you need to add to your cart.

From stirring into fusilli pasta to spreading on toasted baguettes, this flavorful vegan, dairy-free pesto is an absolute must-buy.

All the flavor of smoky lox, without the fish.

Add this to a vegan breakfast burrito with potatoes, tofu scramble, avocado, and salsa. You’ll thank us later.

Made with tofu sheets, vegetables, and fluffy Jasmine rice; this easy dinner or lunchtime meal is packed with flavor.

The perfect “treat yourself” buy for when you’re feeling fancy.

On your lunch break? Grab this veggie-filled, ready-to-eat wrap.

This Yemeni-inspired sauce features fresh cilantro, spicy jalapeños, garlic, cardamom, and sea salt.

An essential item for any morning coffee drinker that can’t quite stomach black coffee (they also have soy creamer).

Yup, these cinnamon rolls are accidentally vegan. Look out for the seasonal pumpkin version that appears every fall.

Get your daily dose of probiotics from these Vanilla or Blueberry-flavored yogurt cups.

Quinoa, carrots, chickpeas, spinach, pumpkin seeds, and edamame are doused in a carrot ginger miso dressing for a colorful and healthy lunch.

Almond Butter Turmeric, Green Goddess, or Carrot Ginger Miso? Don’t worry; they’re all delicious.

Is there anything better than a big, filling, veggie-loaded burrito? We’re going with no.

If you’re feeling lazy or in need of convenience, buy this pre-baked and seasoned fiery tofu.

Red lentil pasta and a meaty, rich mushroom-based bologense style sauce make this a great go-to for tasty frozen meals. 

This heat, pour, and serve protein option is delicious in sandwiches, bowls, tacos, burritos, and so much more!

Mornings on the go have never been easier. This dairy-free canned latte option helps us get up and going in the morning. 

These dairy-free fudge bars use oat milk to give them deliciously creamy texture. Keep a box in the freezer for a sweet treat at the end of a long day. 

Red chile sauce, seasoned pinto beans, roasted vegetables all layered between corn tortillas with vegan mozzarella and cheddar make for a convenient meal.

Add these meatless crumbles to a shepherd’s pie or into your pasta sauce for a hearty meal.

This creamy, oat-based ice cream pint is packed with the flavors of an oatmeal cookie and dairy-free caramel. 

These vanilla-flavored, almond milk soaked overnight oats make the perfect on-the-go meal for busy weekday mornings. 

Made from a blend of tofu, olive oil, lemon juice, white miso, dijon mustard, and capers, this tasty salad dressing is making eating our vegetables tastier than ever. 

The 12-ounce package of plant-based beef is available in the refrigerated or frozen section for $7.99 (price may vary by location).

These flaky, Asian-style vegetable pancakes can be found in the frozen food section of the popular grocer. 

The key with this essential is to totally ignore the cooking instructions on the package. Throw these on a baking sheet in the oven or in your air fryer to get them nice and crispy.

There’s nothing better than crispy, buttery hashbrowns on a weekend morning.

Weeknight frozen meals don’t have to be boring. This spicy curry features meaty jackfruit and flavorful vegetables.

This tangy, crumbly block of vegan cheese in brine is perfect for making fresh salads, crumbling over pasta, or tossing in a wrap. 

When that Indian food craving strikes, we’re reaching for this convenient plant-based meal.

Bite-sized desserts make it seem okay when we devour half the box.

This cult-favorite cheese spread came out with a vegan option and you can find it at Trader Joe’s.

Speaking of protein-rich burgers … this new beefy addition to the freezer section at Trader Joe’s is sure to become a favorite come grilling season. 

Tahini sauce, chickpeas, baked tofu, cauliflower rice, roasted onions, sweet potatoes … what more could you want?

An oldie, but a goodie! We love these savory, appetizer-ready bites.

Panda Express could never! These sweet, sticky meatless nuggets are a staple.

Fry these up in a pan and dip in a ginger-infused soy sauce for the ultimate lazy meal.

Our dessert cravings just got the best answer! Each package contains two mini dairy-free cheescakes … perfect for sharing with a friend. 

Grab a box of these noodles for whenever your craving for Thai food strikes.

Layer this between sourdough with lettuce, tomato, and avocado for a crave-worthy sandwich. 

These pre-made, ready-to-go salad kits make dinnertime easier than ever! Toss in your favorite plant-based protein and you are ready to go.

Studded with almond brittle and candied strawberries, each bite of this dairy-free ice cream tastes just like summer (no matter the season). 

Coffee + Ice Cream + Boba = perfection.

These are often conveniently located near the registers, so just try to resist tossing one of these dairy-free treats in your basket.

The toughest decision here is whether to get the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip or Chewy Chocolate Chip with Walnuts.

If you’re a fan of Takis, you’ll love these fiery corn-based snacks.  

Yeah, you can find pretty much any staple at this grocery store—even beloved nooch.

This is an OG Trader Joe’s favorite that has always been deliciously vegan.

Add these rice-stuffed grape leaves to your artisanal cheese platter at your next dinner party.

Chewy, nut-studded, bakery-fresh banana bread is just one grocery trip away.

Enjoy these crunchy, irresistibly sweet biscuit cookies at your afternoon tea time.

If you have yet to try this seasoning to top your avocado toast, you seriously need to get yourself to the closest Trader Joe’s.

These chewy, nostalgic, cinnamon sugar-coated cookies pair perfectly with hot chocolate.

These pea-based crispy snacks are super kid-friendly and perfect for summer picnics!

Each leaf of crunchy kale is doused in a creamy mixture of cashew butter and tahini.

Dip this spread in one of Trader Joe’s’ myriad of vegan-friendly crackers or serve with dolma.

These crunchy, salty, nutty bites are packed with protein and healthy fats and are great to keep on hand when running errands. 

You can even stock up on your favorite protein bars in the aisles of this Hawaiian-themed market.

For a healthier take on this classic Mediterranean dish, bake these falafel balls instead of frying them.

It doesn’t get much more classic than these storebrand Oreo sandwich cookies.

Even these popular, protein-packed cookies have found their way onto the shelves at TJ’s.

Somewhere between a brownie and a crunchy cookie, this delicious sweet treat was born.

This vegan-friendly cereal captures all the nostalgic flavor of neopolitan ice cream with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry puffs, and it’s made with beans! 

Vegetables with chunky vegan scramble, soy chorizo, vegan cheddar shreds come together to make this simple and tasty breakfast bowl. 

A fully loaded plant-based pizza with meatless pepperoni slices, Italian-style sausage crumbles, chorizo sausage style crumbles, and vegan mozzarella makes the perfect lazy weeknight dinner. 

This dairy-free cheese is primed and ready for sprinkling over pastas, soups, and salads. 

This cream cheese-like dip is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with pretzels, salty pita chips, and fresh veggies.

These soft and chewy cookies feature roasted sunflower seeds for added crunch and are allergen-friendly. 

Did you know not all wine is vegan? Don’t worry. This one is!

Choose between red, white, or rosé from this vegan-friendly winery.

Many Trader Joe’s have even begun to handily label which wines are vegan, such as this red.

For more Trader Joe’s content, read:  The Best Vegan Snacks at Trader Joe’s The Best Vegan Desserts at Trader Joe’s 18 Essential Vegan Condiments at Trader Joe’s

Sarah McLaughlin (@sarahmclaughlin) is the New Products Editor at VegNews and is always on the search for the newest innovations in plant-based food. 

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