I have never felt so overwhelmed at a grocery store in my life. However, near the registers I found a handy dandy list of allllllllllll of the vegan products T. Joe's sells. BOY oh BOY was this a lifesaver! I spent most of my time on the fruit and vegetable aisle, but once I ventured to the snack side the confusion was like smog!
Note to self: Organic does not mean vegan. Lactose free does not mean vegan. Contains honey = NOT vegan!
I highly recommend picking up that list as soon as you walk in the door and READ, read and READ AGAIN every single label. An additional tool that some of T. Joe's products displays is a little "V" for Vegan, however they were few and far between.
Below are a few of the specialty items I chose along with my complete shopping list. Get some ideas!
Earth Balance Organic Vegan Butter
Sprouted Grain Tortillas
Extra Firm Tofu
Vegan Cream Cheese
Dried Mangos (no sugar added)
Dried Apples (no sugar added)
White Bean Hummus
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Green, Red & Orange Peppers
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Steel Cut Oats
Rice Drink (like almond milk)
Organic Pineapple Juice (not from concentrate)
Organic Orange Juice (not from concentrate)
With my first shopping trip under my belt I can only hope that next time I'm able to pick out true vegan products more easily. Between now and then, I will research vegan food brands and get some more ideas. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've found this enlightening and possibly helpful for your next shopping trip. Next time, you get to read all about my first vegan meal! Super simple and delicious. :)