I wanted to drop by and share some vegan Costco finds with you:
Falafel Republic $9.89
Delicious falafel balls. Have three for 240 calories, 7g fat
Don Lee Farms Veggie Patties $9.69
I love these vegan veggie burgers. 170 calories each.
Crunchmaster Multigrain Crackers
These crackers are AMAZING! I can’t describe how nutty and crunchy they are! You can have 15 cracker for 140 calories and 5g fat — damn good!
Bob’s Red Mill Quinoa — 64 oz., $9.89
Village Harvest Brown Rice — Frozen. 3.5lb. — $6.99
Additional items to check out:
- Breads and pitas (Some Costco’s carry my favorite pita: Western Bagel Co.’s Alternative Pitas); watch the breads b/c a lot of the brands, including, Milton’s have honey (some vegans don’t eat honey, but I do on occasion); Costco recently started carrying Alpine Valley bread and it is AMAZEBALLS
- Beans (Vegetarian refried, black, garbanzo, kidney)
- Cereals- hot and cold – including Kashi, Coach’s Oats and Nature’s Path
- Chips, crackers (including Kashi Heart to Heart, Sun Chips, Kettle Chips, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Triscuits, Wheat Thins & Food Should Taste Good) and seaweed snacks
- Coffee (Now carrying Starbuck’s Via Ready Pack, Medium Colombian 24-instant pack, $15.99) & tea
- Desserts that are vegan, such as Toffutti ice cream bars
- Milks — such as soy milk, rice milk, and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (almond milk!)
- Nut butters including Kirkland-brand organic peanut butter (and some Costco’s even offer Maranatha Almond Butter, though not mine…boo!)
- Olive and vegetable oils; Pam cooking spray
- Pastas, including whole-wheat and udon noodles
- Pasta sauces, tomato sauces, pesto
- Produce – fresh, frozen and dried (notice — organic options are usually only available if frozen, though they do offer refrigerated, sliced & packaged organic apples). They offer two items from the cool brand Village Harvest at my Costco, including the frozen brown rice pictured above, and a whole grain mix with dried cranberries & almonds. They also offer a bucket of dates without preservatives for the cheapest I’ve seen (find ‘em in the granola bar section).
- Snack Bars & Snacks (including 180 Snacks (vegan + gluten-free + kosher),) Clif Bars, Bare Fruit & Everybody’s Nuts Pistachios)
- Shampoo and conditioner! Yep, I’ve recently noticed that Kirkland (Costco’s brand) is offering shampoo and conditioner that is both vegan and paraben-free. Sweet!
- Sweeteners (natural), including maple syrup & agave
If you don’t have a Costco card, you can always find a friend who does! I end up freezing a lot of these goodies since I’m the only one who eats them, but that’s no biggie to me! The thing about Costco, though, is that sometimes you fall in love with an item and next thing you know *poof* they’ve stopped carrying it and never do again! Gah! That happened to me and my beloved Western Bagel Co. Alternative Pitas. I also know that products vary from Costco to Costco as I’ve seen other bloggers get Maranatha Almond Butter (!) at their Costco and all they carry at mine in terms of nut butters are Skippy and Kirkland brands. Lame.
Do you guys buy in bulk or shop at Costco? Ever fall in love with a product and then find your store’s stopped carrying it?! What are you favorite finds?
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