These are the Best Vegan Finds at Trader Joe’s According to Employees

March 16, 2024 | by

One standout is the kale, cashew, and basil pesto. This blend of kale, cashews, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil is perfect for adding a burst of flavor to sandwiches and pasta. Its rich and homemade taste makes it a favorite among vegan shoppers.

The vegan Caesar dressing is another highly recommended item. Its creamy tofu base is enhanced with mustard, capers, white miso, and lemon, creating a savory dressing that’s ideal for elevating a simple salad. Combining it with kale, red onion, roasted chickpeas, croutons, and avocado can turn a basic dish into a gourmet delight.

For those seeking convenience without sacrificing taste, the Korean beefless bulgogi and Japanese-style fried rice are perfect options. The beefless bulgogi, made from 100% soy protein, delivers a delectable mix of sweet, savory, and salty flavors. The Japanese-style fried rice, featuring edamame, tofu, and hijiki seaweed, offers a chewy texture and rich taste that mimics a restaurant-quality meal.

The vegan Thai green curry is praised for its surprising depth of flavor, comparable to that of a high-quality restaurant curry. It’s a quick, microwavable meal that can be enhanced with additional vegetables for a more filling dish.

A classic favorite, the garlic spread dip, is versatile and loved for its ability to complement sandwiches or serve as an excellent dip for crackers and veggies. Its aromatic flavor has made it a staple in the vegan section.

Lastly, the vegan spinach-and-cashew ravioli receives high marks for both flavor and convenience. Paired with the kale, cashew, and basil pesto, it creates a quick and tasty meal that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Trader Joe’s has been recognized by its employees as a prime spot for vegan shoppers. The store’s dedication to expanding its vegan product line ensures that customers have access to a variety of high-quality, plant-based options that cater to a wide range of tastes and dietary needs.

Related Content:

Easy Ways to Help the Planet:

  • Eat Less Meat: Download Food Monster, the largest plant-based Recipe app on the App Store, to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy. You can also buy a hard or soft copy of our favorite vegan cookbooks.
  • Reduce Your Fast Fashion Footprint: Take initiative by standing up against fast fashion Pollution and supporting sustainable and circular brands like Tiny Rescue that raise awareness around important issues through recycled zero-waste clothing designed to be returned and remade over and over again.
  • Support Independent Media: Being publicly funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!
  • Sign a Petition: Your voice matters! Help turn petitions into victories by signing the latest list of must-sign petitions to help people, animals, and the planet.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest news and important stories involving animals, the environment, sustainable living, food, health, and human interest topics by subscribing to our newsletter!
  • Do What You Can: Reduce waste, plant trees, eat local, travel responsibly, reuse stuff, say no to single-use plastics, recycle, vote smart, switch to cold water laundry, divest from fossil fuels, save water, shop wisely, Donate if you can, grow your food, volunteer, conserve energy, compost, and don’t forget about the microplastics and microbeads lurking in common household and personal care products!


View all

view all