Most grocery stores carry a great variety of vegan products and many have a Natural or Health Food section. Soy, rice, coconut, hemp, almond and oat milks are also available at many grocery stores, and work in most recipes calling for cow’s milk.
Each has a different flavor, experiment to see which best suits you.
Making the Switch
Soy margarines (that do not contain the dairy product whey) and soy yogurts are also available at most stores. The single analogue that has had the most trouble pleasing vegans is soy cheese. Several brands are available, but don’t expect it to taste exactly like your favorite cheese.
Daiya is a new and popular vegan cheese that is known for its cheese-like consistency and melting properties. There are several awesome cream cheese substitutes and no vegan refrigerator is complete without the mayonnaise substitute Veganaise.
You also may want to try out some of the recipes from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook. There are several brands of soy, rice, and coconut frozen desserts, while most supermarkets carry at least one brand.
The most important thing is to keep trying different things – try not to let one type of yogurt you dislike keep you from trying the others. Many meat and dairy alternatives taste so different from each other.
Here's some of our favorite staples:
Amy’s Lentil Soup
Annie’s Goddess Dressing
Earth Balance Margarine
Field Roast Sausages
Galaxy Foods Vegan Gluten Free Parmesan Grated Topping
Gardein Chick’n Strips
Liz Lovely Cookies
OrganicVille BBQ Sauce
Primal Strips Meatless Jerky
Red Star Nutritional Yeast
So Delicious Ice Cream
Soyatoo! Extra Creamy Whip
Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme
Sweet & Sara Marshmallows
Tofurky Meatless Deli Slices
Tofutti Cream Cheese
WholeSoy Soy Yogurt
There are vegan options at many restaurants, including Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Ethiopian.
If you’re in a hurry, check out the vegan options at Chipotle, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Subway. Most pizza places also have vegan choices! Learn more