If you’ve been following along for some time, you know that I am in a relationship with Trader Joe’s. I think I say this every time I write a post about them… it’s fine.
There has been so many great vegan products exploding out of TJ’s lately that I had to round-up all of my favorite vegan items. And no, these are not all of them. The best thing about Trader Joe’s is that they continue to revamp and add new items to their stores each month. There is really never a shortage in cool new products, and the best part – like 80% of them are vegetarian or vegan. This store is literally a dream.
So let’s just dive right in, because I am sharing a bunch. These are products aside from veggies, fruit, nut milks, raw nuts, peanut butter, tofu, etc. But of course, TJ has you covered there, too.
I recommend trying a couple items each week to see what you love and what you may want to pass on. I always look forward to our Saturday morning shopping because I’m excited to see what new product we’ll choose to try ;)
Let’s kick off the list with the best new item ever…
#1: Vegan Marshmallows!
Sure, Dandies came first and are a great choice, but vegan marshmallows at Trader Joe’s is a game changer. They are better than regular marshmallows, no lie. Perfect amount of sweetness and roast very well!
#2: Strawberry Ice Cream
I just love this version of strawberry ice cream, made from a coconut milk base. It’s the best vegan strawberry ice cream I’ve had yet.
#3: Popcorn in a Pickle
For any other pickle lovers out there, this has your name all over it!
#4: Cookie Butter
Because… it’s cookie butter and it is the best damn thing you’ll eat all year.
#5: Thai Vegetable Gyoza
I’ve made my own in the past recipe HERE, but it is very time consuming. These are perfect in a pinch!
#6: Pound Plus Dark Chocolate
I keep this on hand at all times – it lasts forever and you only need a square to satisfy a sweet tooth! I also use this constantly when I make my own bark. Like this pistachio bark or superfood bark.
#7: Salted Corn Nuts
These are just great to nosh on when you need something salty. We love having them in the house.
#8: Organic Tempeh
Trader Joe’s tempeh is organic and perfect for the star protein source of any meal. Tempeh burger pizza, anyone?
#9: Dark Chocolate Almonds + Sea Salt
Sweet and salty – these are dangerous to keep around, but… who can help it? I love keeping these at my desk at work for an afternoon pick-me-up.
#10: Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros
VEGAN CHURROS. That’s all.
#11: Vegetable Masala Burgers
These are super flavorful and take a minute to heat up in the microwave. Eat as a burger (duh) or crumble in a vegetable chili or salad.
#12: Chickenless Crispy Tenders
Awesome for wraps, salads, or dipping.
When you don’t feel like making your own, toss these in the oven. A great quick side after a hectic day.
#14: Coconut Milk Yogurt
I don’t like a lot of vegan yogurt out there, but this is my favorite. I love mixing it with peanut butter and chocolate chips – seriously, do it.
#15: Soy Chorizo
For anyone missing it, a great alternative.
#16: Crunchy Bean Fries
Embrace Your Inner Bean… these things are dangerous. They also have Inner Peas, which are just as great. A crunchy, salty snack.
#17: Soy Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
Sometimes you just need some creamy vanilla ice cream with sprinkles… and this is the best of the best.
#18: Chocolate Chips and Chunks
Awesome for baking. I also love adding to trail mix.
#19: Fruit Frenzy Popsicles
YUM – so many great flavors for a hot summer day.
#20: Brownie Crisps
Crispy, crunchy brownies? Yes please.
#21: Thai Lime and Chili Almonds
Get ready to up your almond game, because these have a kick!
#22: Black Bean + Corn Enchiladas
Throw them in the microwave and enjoy. That easy (and delicious) to eat vegan, folks ;)
#23: Dark Chocolate with Raisins + Pecans
A great variation to your normal dark chocolate bar.
#24: Fruit Jellies
So sugary, but so good and will kill a craving.
#25: Goddess Dressing
Love this on salad, but also sandwiches.
#26: Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls
Because some Sunday mornings, you just need these. Your house will smell incredible.
#27: Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
#28: Chickenless Mandarin Orange Morsels
Just whip up some rice and add these morsels to it. Quick and easy.
#29: Kalamata Olive Hummus
Stray from the normal garlic hummus and give this one a try. Awesome sandwich spread!
#30: Muhammara Spread
Another sandwich spread. It’s rich and has a curry-flavor to it. I’m hooked.
#31: Vegetable Pakoras
Vegan apps, anyone?
#32: Cream Cheese
While I love my Tofutti, Trader Joe’s alternative is super good, too. It has a little coconut-y flavor to it, and I don’t hate it.
#33: Soy Creamer
Need something stronger than your normal soy milk? This is it.
#34: Fully Cooked Falafel
Grab a wrap with some veggies and hummus, and you have a filling lunch.
#35: Apple Cinnamon Sticks
THESE are like crunchy churros. You need them.
#36: Coconut Cashews
Sweet and tropical – tastes like island living.
#37: Fruit Leather
Adult (and organic) fruit roll-ups? Yes please.
#38: Freeze-dried Fruit
A great addition to your morning cereal or yogurt.
#39: Scandinavian Swimmers
Trader Joe’s version of Swedish Fish. I dig!
#40: Roasted Coconut Chips
These are great on their own or mixed with trail mix, cereal, or yogurt.
#41: Apple + Fruit Bars
A great on-the-go snack.
#42: Joe Joe’s
Joe Joe’s are TJ’s version of Oreos and they are just as good!
#43: Meatless Meatballs
Great in a pinch – meatless meatball sub, anyone? Add some cashew cheese and you’re good to go.
#44: Snickerdoodle Cookies
Soft, chewy, and delicious.
#45: Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats
Just like a rice krispy treat, but organic and vegan!
A quick breakfast.
#47: Reduced Fat Mayo
Yes, the reduced fat mayo just so happens to be vegan, too!
#48: Pad Thai Noodles
YUM – lunch packed with protein.
#49: Frosted Flakes
The best cereal of all time is made vegan by TJ’s… I can’t even control myself with these.
#50 WAS REMOVED (no longer vegan – sorry!)