Knowing what to stock your cupboards with when you first go vegan can be daunting, but having a few of these vegan pantry staples to hand will make going vegan simpler this Veganuary.
So here you are. You’re finally biting the bullet and starting this wonderful new decade by going vegan. We know starting out is never easy, we’ve been there.
But trust us it’s worth it and you’ll feel much better both in body and mind! So that you don’t feel like you’re missing out here are some fridge and pantry staples we would recommend to stock up with this Veganuary.
Just because you’ve gone vegan now doesn’t mean you have to give up bread! Many breads, like sourdough, are vegan, because it’s based on the combination of flour, water and yeast. It just depends on whether the loaf has been butter brushed on sweetened.
So, in your local bakery you might find they have several vegan loaves, or take a look at TheVeganKind Supermarket where you can find a wide selection of different bread times including burger buns, naans, etc.
Browse the selection online here.
Punjaban Garlic and Coriander Naan £1.85
For all the garlic lovers out there, these Garlic and Coriander Naan Breads are a huge hit. Add a little extra flavour to your meal with this tasty bread infused with garlic.
Baker Street Multiseed Presliced Chia Deli Rolls £1.59
Pre-sliced and ready to eat right from the pack, these deli rolls are packed full of fibre and high in Omega 3 – thanks to all those delicious chia seeds, linseed, sunflower seeds and rye. They have a great texture, delicious taste and they’re a source of protein too.
Go Vegan Organic Vegan Wheat Croissants with Chocolate Cream £5.49
These delicious and crispy croissants are organic. With an agave syrup and sourdough starter, they are also palm oil-free. Perfect for breakfast or just as an afternoon snack.
Have you ever uttered the words “I just love freshly cooked bread with butter spread across it?”. Are you salivating at the thought and now thinking why am I trying veganism? Don’t worry, just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can miss out on that smooth creamy taste. We’ve got you covered.
Just use Naturli spreadable vegan butter and you’ll get the same delicious sensation. 100% plant-based Naturli’ Organic Spreadable tastes the way it should. You can melt it over warm sweetcorn, use it for baking, in your pasta, to fry with, spread it on your bread and add it to sauces and to vegetables. £1.61
Buy it here.
The problem with vegan milk is that there are just so many options you’ll be stuck for choice. No longer will you be thinking of red, green, or blue topped milk, but whether you want oat, soya, almond, coconut, cashew, hemp, rice, etc. The list is endless! In fact why not buy them all so you can choose your favourite!
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Oatly Oat Milk for Baristas £2.09
Oats provide good nutrition for people who can’t tolerate dairy, soya or rice milk and milk products. Oatly’s role is simply to develop, produce and sell foods that make it a little easier for everyone to eat healthily.
Plenish Organic Cashew M*lk £2.99
This cashew m*lk is bursting with organic nutty goodness. It is a natural source of protein to maintain healthy muscles and bones, making it the perfect post-workout pick-me-up.
Koko Dairy Free Original Coconut £1.79
This coconut milk is versatile, it is ideal for breakfast cereals, tea or coffee, sweet or savoury cooking and on its own as a refreshing cold drink.
Don’t worry, cheese is still safe in your life. The vegan cheese market has grown over the last year and there are more choices than ever before. So the cheese board is still safe.
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Violife Prosociano £3.99
This ‘cheese’ is ideal for dishes requiring a stronger taste of cheese. This will enhance the flavour and add richness and protein. It can be grated and added to sauces, or sprinkled on top of pasta dishes. You could also include it in crumb coatings to add richness and flavour.
MozzaRisella Vegan Mozzarella £4.50
This is a completely vegetable-based cheese that is naturally free from lactose and allergens. Once germinated, brown rice is processed and pressed to obtain a vegetable milk.
Sheesy Creamy 100% Dairy Free Cheese £2.48
It spreads so easily and tastes so cheddary. It is perfect for grilling – use it as a pizza base, heaped onto your jacket potato, for making cheesey sauces or simply spoon it onto rye bread, crumpets or bagels.
Are you really craving meat? Don’t worry, we understand. After having meat featuring heavily in your diet it can feel like a major loss at first. But there are so many vegan meat alternatives that will make you think you’re eating meat when there’s no meat in sight!
Whether you need a mince alternative, or a chicken replacement, or a nice juicy vegan sausage you can find this at TheVeganKind Supermarket.
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THIS Isn’t Bacon Plant-Based Rashers £3.09
Made with soy protein, these ready to cook rashers a ridiculously high in protein and fortified with vitamin B12 and iron.
Meatless Farm Co – Meat Free Plant Based Burgers £2.50
These burgers are made with soya, pea and rice proteins, they’re a great source of fibre and gluten-free. They are just like the real thing!
VBites Cheatin’ Turkey Style Roast £4.89
Get those taste buds tingling with our delicious meat-free turkey-style roast – a kinder and more ethical alternative to the traditional festive feast. Specially formulated so that it can be cooked and carved in a similar style to traditional roast turkey.
Vegan Pasta & Noodles
Thought you’d have to give us some of your favourite Italian and Asian dishes? You were wrong. There are plenty of options available out there so you can still eat all those things you love – in a vegan way of course.
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Clearspring Organic Gluten Free Red Lentil & Brown Rice Fusilli £2.95
Clearspring Organic Gluten-Free pasta is made from protein-rich red lentil flour and brown rice flour, simply mixed with a little water to create a firm texture with a satisfying bite.
Daiya Cheezy Mac £5.28
Daiya’s delicious Cheezy Mac comes in three incredible flavours your whole family will love. It’s made with a velvety cheeze sauce (in a convenient squeeze pouch, not powder) and hearty whole grains. And just like that, dinner is served.
Difatti Tomato Gnocchi £2.25
These delicious Italian dumplings are lovingly made in the sun-soaked region of southern Italy. Expertly crafted from the finest potatoes, rice and cornflour to bring you the traditional taste and texture of gnocchi
Cookies & Cakes
Just because you’re being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it. In fact, you might find that the cake is even better! There’s a wide range available at TheVeganKind Supermarket so there’s plenty of options to try out. Don’t forget to check out the doughnuts that go on sale every Wednesday!
Ms Cupcake Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwich £3.95
Ms. Cupcake is the UK’s first independently run, entirely vegan bakery! All cakes are lovingly handmade. Providing decadent cupcakes and baked goods to those who love a little indulgence in life.
Bron’s Vegan Brownies – Gingerbread £2.40
A gooey dark chocolate gingerbread flavoured brownie with crushed gingerbread men baked into the batter. Finished with a swirl of lotus biscoff spread and a whole mini gingerbread man on the top.
Gardners Cookies Shortbread Cookie £3.19
Give your party that extra buzz with our bee cookies! Delicious shortbread cookies, hand-iced with sugar paste then individually gift wrapped for the perfect gift or favour.
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