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Vegan Plant-Based Diet Grocery List And More!
Reading Time: 3 minutesWay to go! You are about to commit (if you have not already) to a lifestyle that is not the norm. Slowly, it is gaining popularity across the United States for numerous reasons, but it is still not the most common. It is important to understand that a plant-based diet is a little but looser than a vegan diet. To clarify, a strict vegan will not use any products that are associated with animals. This is different in a plant-based diet that only avoids animal-based products.


Will Not eat Honey

-Honey is produced from insects and bees.


Will eat Honey

-Honey is a natural unprocessed whole food.

**Note: honey will not be on the list below as it does not meet both requirements

Now that we have the difference sorted out, check out the resources below for all the information you need to successfully keep up with your Vegan Plant-Based plan!

Vegan Grocery Shopping Haul

First and foremost, a Vegan Grocery Shopping Haul video via the lovely @The Whole Food Plant-Based Cooking Show on YouTube. This gal will walk you through grocery shopping for a vegan and plant-based diet. Check it out!

The Grocery List

Today, we have created a grocery list that is both Vegan and Whole Food Plant-Based DIet friendly. Happy Shopping!

Plant-Based Proteins

Protein is one of the most important aspects of any diet, there are many ways to get a sufficient amount on a vegan or plant-based diet. Check out the extensive list below..

Beans and Legumes

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter)
  • Teff
  • Quinoa
  • Walnuts

Soy Products

  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh


  • Wheat Protein(seitan)
  • Soy, rice, hemp, or pea protein powders
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Cereal And Grains

Unlike the Whole Foods Paleo Diet, grains are held in high regard for a Plant-Based diet. This section provides an extensive list of cereal and grains that are rich with fiber to help to keep your body satiated. Remember, it is much better for your body to go with whole grain flours over refined flours!

  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgar
  • Cornmeal
  • Couscous
  • Farro
  • Freekeh
  • Kamut
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Oat Bran
  • Orzo
  • Rice (White and Brown)
  • Rye
  • Sorghum
  • Spelt
  • Wheatberries
  • White Flour
  • Whole-wheat Flour
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Leafy Greens

Starchy Veggies

  • Beets
  • Butternut Squash
  • Corn
  • Parsnips
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Yam
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  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Tangerine

Dried Fruits

  • Apricots
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Mango
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
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Plant-Based Oils and Fats

When it comes to your sources of fat in the form of oil, it is best to look for “cold-pressed” or “expeller-pressed” oils. Keep in mind that good ol’ butter is out of the question because it is indeed a dairy product! However, there are plenty of other non-dairy butter options out there…

  • Almond Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Butter
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Sesame Oil
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Sugar is actually allowed on a Vegan and Plant-Based Diet, just not your typical white baking sugar. The following sweeteners are approved because they are made of natural sugars or proper substitutes.

  • Agave Nectar
  • Beet Sugar
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Coconut sugar
  • Dates
  • Date Syrup
  • Maple Syrup
  • Raw Cane Sugar
  • Palm Sugar
  • Stevia
  • Xylitol
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Herbs And Spices

Forget the processed condiments, herbs and spices blow those out of the water when it comes to adding flavor to your food.

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  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Water
  • Club Soda
  • Kombucha
  • Macadamia Nut Milk
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These are a few extras that will help you with that boost in nutrients that your body may be asking for. Great sources of fiber and gut-healthy items to keep things running smoothly!


Fermented Foods

  • Miso Paste
  • Natto
  • Tempeh Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut

Sprouted Foods

  • Sprouted Beans
  • Nuts
  • Lentils
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Bread

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