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Epic Vegan Costco Shopping List

Adapted from a peta2 feature.

Question: What could possibly be more thrilling than the idea of delicious snacks without any animal-derived ingredients in them?

Answer: Jumbo-size packs of snacks without any animal-derived ingredients in them!

Try not to drool as you read the following list of vegan treats and foods that can be found in bulk at Costco. ?

Snacks

Crackers

If crackers are your snack of choice, you’re in luck. Costco carries everything from Triscuits and Wheat Thins to Ritz and Crunchmaster Multi-Grains.

Chips

No one does chips like Costco. It carries your basic tortilla chips—like Late July Snacks Sea Salt & Lime Tortilla Chips, Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips, Stacy’s Pita Chips, and Tostitos Scoops!—but it doesn’t stop there.

There’s also an assortment of other kinds of chips, like Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Simply7 Barbeque Quinoa Chips, Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, and and Dang Coconut Chips.

Pretzels

You wouldn’t think that pretzels would get their own snack category until you realize that Costco carries multiple kinds—from Kirkland Signature peanut butter–filled pretzels to Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps.

Nuts

From pine nuts to pistachios and everything in between, Costco rocks the nut selection.

Snack Mixes

Costco carries snack mixes like Made in Nature Apple Cinnamon Figgy Pops and Sahale Snacks fruit and nut mixes.

Healthy Snackage

If you’re a healthy snacker, this will make your day: Costco has roasted and seasoned seaweed snacks, SkinnyPop popcorn, and crispy crunchy chickpeas.

It also has lots of fruity snacks, like dried mango slices, apple chips, mango-pomegranate-coconut chews, raisins, applesauce, and peach cups. It even carries prepackaged fresh fruit, such as apple and mango slices.

Granola Bars

Costco’s granola bar game is strong—I’m talking Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar and Clif Bar strong.

Spreads and Dips

Peanut Butter

At Costco, there are options for crunchy and creamy lovers alike.

Hummus

The hummus selection at Costco is nothing short of breathtaking. Oasis Naturals offers flavors like Cilantro Jalapeño, Spicy Red Pepper, and Chipotle. Kirkland Signature has its own prepackaged hummus snack packs, and Sabra doesn’t disappoint with its Roasted Pine Nut Hummus (*salivates profusely*).

Guacamole

We have a lot to work with in terms of Costco’s guacamole selection. It carries Good Foods Chunky Guacamole and Wholly Guacamole mini guac cups for healthy snacking on the go.

And for those who can’t decide between hummus and guac, Costco has spicy avocado hummus. (My mind was blown, too.)

Salsa

Costco’s salsa selection doesn’t fall short with brands like Santa Barbara and Del Real Foods to choose from.

Desserts

I’m putting desserts before main dishes because I’m listing items in order of importance. Come on, just look at the Hail Mary lemon tarts and “accidentally vegan” apple pie.

Cookies

No matter what your cookie preference is, you’re covered at Costco. It carries Belvita biscuits, Animal Crackers, and Biscoff cookies.

Chocolate

Costco has Justin’s peanut butter cups. Tell everyone you know!

It also has dark chocolate–covered coconut chips and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup as well as chocolate bark thins and Belgian chocolate thins—because we all like to pretend that desserts with “thin” in the name are healthier.

Meals

Costco carries entire meals that are made without any animal-derived ingredients.

Bowls

The Ajinomoto veggie yakisoba bowls are out of this world, and Don Lee Farms blesses the store with its veggie bowls that fulfill any lunch or dinner needs.

Gardein

Yes, Gardein gets its own section, because vegan meats are everything, and no one does them better than Gardein. Its meatless Mandarin Crispy Chick’n and Golden Fishless Filets are nothing short of works of art.

Soups

Amy’s brand offers an Organic Lentil and an Organic Lentil Vegetable soup, which come in packs of eight, so you’ll never have to go without soup again.

Curries

Yep, curries—as in more than one. Costco has multiple kinds of vegan curry, from Maya Kaimal Coconut Curry to Sukhi’s Roasted Tomato Curry with Kale & Chickpeas.

Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ Smuckers PB&J sans crust every once in awhile? And Dr Praeger’s vegan burgers are everything.

Potato Dishes

Costco carries several different potato dishes. Praise! It has potato knishes, Alexia sweet potato fries, and even hash browns.


Pasta

If you don’t feel like whipping up something from scratch, Costco offers pasta dishes like green pea rotini and organic edamame spaghetti.

And if you’re like me and want your meals be ready in less than two minutes, it sells easy-to-make, delicious millet & brown rice ramen.

Sides

Costco pulls through with perfect additions to any vegan meal like Minsley Cooked Organic Brown Rice, Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets, and Seeds of Change Brown & Red Rice with Chia & Kale.

Please take a moment to appreciate their crispy eggless veggie spring rolls.

It also offers a seemingly endless array of vegan breads …

… fresh veggies and fruits …

… and even vegan beverages like coconut water, soda, and dairy-free milk.

Pantry Items

Costco also carries miscellaneous vegan staples like coconut oil, croutons, and Vega protein powder for the muscle maniacs.

Order Online

If you’re not a fan of in-store grocery shopping, here are vegan foods that are available for delivery from Costco.com. You’re welcome.

Almonds

Animal crackers

Applesauce

BBQ potato chips

Cashews

Chia seeds

Coconut chips

Coconut milk

Dark amber maple syrup

Dark chocolate bites

Dark chocolate–covered almonds

Dark chocolate truffles

Dried apricots

Dried blueberries

Dried cherries

Dried figs

Dried fruits and seeds

Dried mangos

Dried mixed fruit

Dried pineapple

Dried plums

Fig bars

Fresh fruits and veggies

Granola bars

Jolly Ranchers

Macadamia nuts

Microwave popcorn

Mini pretzels

Organic maple syrup

Peanuts

Peanut butter

Pecans

Peppermint candies

Pine nuts

Pistachios

Popcorn kernels

Popped popcorn

Powdered peanut butter

Pretzels

Red Vines

Roasted seaweed

Rolled oats

Sea salt potato chips

Snack mix

Unsalted cashews

Unsalted mixed nuts

Walnuts

Happy (animal-free) snackin’ … in bulk!