Stocking a Vegan Kitchen

Here are a few basic staples you’ll find in many vegans’ kitchens:

Beans

  • Black beans
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Lentils
  • Extra-firm tofu (refrigerated)
  • Mori-nu silken soft tofu

Grains

  • Couscous
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Arborio rice
  • Basmati rice
  • Whole wheat tortillas

Nuts (raw and unsalted)

  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Nut butters: almond, peanut, etc.
  • Pinenuts

Seeds and Dried Fruit

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Prunes

Oils and Vinegars

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar

Baking

  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vegan organic sugar
  • Vegan organic powdered sugar
  • Organic brown sugar
  • Organic molasses
  • Agave syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Earth Balance buttery sticks
  • Earth Balance shortening
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • Agar powder
  • Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • Cornstarch

Canned and Bottled Goods

  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Tomato paste
  • Soy sauce
  • Chili paste

Spices and Seasonings

  • Kosher salt
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground ginger
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground chilli powder
  • Paprika
  • Tumeric
  • Old bay seasoning
  • Curry powder

Dried Herbs

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Coriander
  • Bay leaves

Dairy Substitutes

  • Vegan yogurt
  • Almond milk
  • Soy  milk
  • Daiya cheese (mozzarella and cheddar)
  • Vegan mayo
  • Earth Balance (tub)
  • Vegan ice cream

Miscellaneous

  • Nutritional yeast
  • Vegetable bouillon and vegetable stock
  • Tahini
  • Dijon mustard
  • Frozen berries (for smoothies, baking, etc.)

And, of course, a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables!

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