Grocery Shopping List: Vegan Edition

Planning a trip to the grocery store can feel like a chore. Preparing a list ahead of time can help you shop effectively and prevent you from having to make multiple trips. We’ve compiled a list of essentials – and some of our fave treats – to get you prepared for your next grocery haul! Enjoy the fresh food market experience at our stores where wholesome foods and delicious vegan options are around every corner. Follow us in this ongoing series where we’ll share more helpful shopping tips, unique product highlights, and tasty recipe ideas.

Grocery shopping list with produce surrounding.

Shopping tips

List & Items

  • Always organize your shopping list according to items, department, and store layout. 
    • fruit, vegetables, proteins, dry goods etc.
  • Invest in a set of re-usable mesh produce bags. 
    • This not only limits the usage of single use plastics, but also helps fruits and vegetables last longer by allowing gases that cause ripening to escape. 
  •   Don’t forget your grocery bags at home or in the car! 
    • We’ve all been in that situation when you’re ready to cash out but have forgotten to bring in the bags. 


  • Purchase ingredients that can be used for more than one dish.  
    • This helps you to get the most value out of what you buy.  
    • It also lowers the frequency of shopping trips! 
  • For fruits, choose a range of ripeness according to your eating habits. 
    • Less ripe bananas can be spread out and eaten throughout the week. 
    • With fruits like apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines, it’s best to select more firm options so that they can be enjoyed over a longer period. 
    • Carefully select fully ripened fruit that you know you’ll eat within a few days of purchase. 
  • With berries, tender fruit, delicate vegetables, and other sensitive produce, refrain from washing until you are ready to eat or cook them. 
    • Often, these fruits need to be stored in a single layer and not stacked on top of one another. 
  • In-store specials and awesome deals are just as fun for us as they are for you!
    • Look for reduced-price items that can be saved or even frozen for later. 



*Among the top veggies with protein

yellow potatoes

*Among the top veggies with protein


*Among the top veggies with protein

  • Bell peppers can be roasted with other veggies or sliced fresh to include in salads.
  • The green vegetables can be used in pastas, soups, and salads.
  • Potatoes can be used as a side and enjoyed in a multitude of ways from mashed to fried. 
Bell Peppers

Tip: Choose veggies that are adaptable to extend their use towards many dishes versus a few.


pile of bananas
tiny bucket of blueberries
cut nectarine

Blackberries in the basket
  • Stone fruits such as peaches and nectarines can be eaten firm to soft. 
  • Apples can last quite a long period of time; especially when refrigerated. 
  • Bananas should be bought less ripened (green).
  • Berries should be consumed first. 
basket of apples

Tip: Select a variety of fruits with different levels of ripening times and ripeness, this will give you options throughout the week!


  • Lentils from above
  • Lentil Soup
  • Chick peas
  • Chick Pea Salad
  • Roasted Chick Peas
  • Hummus
  • Mixed Beans
  • Black Bean and Corn Salad.
  • Tofu

Cheese Alternatives

Farm Boy Vegan Cheeses

Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the cheesy goodness and flavours. With our extensive line of vegan cheese alternatives, you can make your favourite sandwiches, pizzas, and even poutine. These tasty cheeses will surely make it onto your weekly shopping list. Try our favourite staples below! 

Our top picks:


FB Crispy Fried Onions-5
Crispy Fried Onions

Try with: Plant-based burgers, salads, and roasted veggies.

Chick pea and Lentil Pastas
Chickpea & Lentil Shells

Try with: A cauliflower-based alfredo sauce.

Organic Kimchi

Try with: Hotdogs, burgers, and sausages.

Tri-nut Butter Blend
Tri Nut Butter

Try with: Your favourite fruits or celery sticks.


Watermelon Sorbet

Enjoy with: A sparkling beverage for an extra sweet and fruity taste.

Double Chocolate Loaf
Vegan Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Enjoy with: A cherry or blackberry sauce.

Vegan Sesame Chocolate.
Vegan Sesame Chocolate Spread

Enjoy with: Fresh strawberries.


  • Mason jars of fresh green smoothie and ingredients on wooden table, closeup
  • spooning up instant coffee,
  • Trendy Dalgona coffee preparation on a wooden table
  • Oat milk in a pitcher with oats behind
  • Fruit Juice


Authentic Lebanese Hummus

Try with: Carrots, celery, and cucumber.

Keto Krackers
Italian Keto Krackers

Try with: Fresh salsa or guacamole.

Spicy Toum
Spicy Toum Garlic Sauce

Try with: Roasted Potatoes.


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