Even while making the transition to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle, you’ll still be able to purchase most of your kitchen and pantry staples at your local grocery store. You’ll still be buying fresh and frozen vegetables, fresh and frozen fruit, dried and canned beans, dried pasta and grains, and you’ll still be using herbs, spices, condiments, sauces, and dips.
For harder-to-find items, we have created this list of compliant products so that you can either look for these brands locally or buy them online. We have only included items that are widely available either online or at a large nationwide grocery chain. If you see a star next to a product, then that means it was recommended by our chef, Darshana Thacker.
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Shopping Tip: Get used to reading nutrition labels until you know the brands you like and trust. When buying sauces, salad dressings, crackers, breads, hummus, and dips, make sure they have no oil and are low in sodium and added sweeteners.
Breads and Tortillas
Crackers and Chips
Condiments and Broth
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos*
Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast*
Coconut Secret Liquid Aminos*
Eden Foods Organic Tamari
Lundberg Brown Rice Syrup*
Pacific Organic Vegetable Broth (Simply Stock)*
Hummus, Dip, and Salsa
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk*
Pacific Non-Dairy Milks*
Westsoy Fat-Free Soy Milk*
Silk Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milks*