10 Best Vegan Foods to Stock Up on at Costco
If you're becoming a vegan or are one already, add these items to your list stat.
Nutiva Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have some impressive health benefits. There are 11 grams of fiber in one ounce of the tiny seeds, so you only need a little to pack a nutritious punch. Plus, chia seeds expand multiple times their size when soaked in water or milk because they absorb liquid, according to Bon Appetit. Some Costco shoppers found a 32-ounce bag of Nutvia Chia Seeds for as low as $2.97 in stores. Here are the other Costco foods nutritionists always buy.
Kirkland Organic, Pure Maple Syrup
Organic maple syrup could cost a pretty penny, but a higher price doesn’t necessarily equal higher quality. According to Consumer Reports, the Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup was ranked “very good” compared to the highest-priced syrup, Camp Pure Maple Syrup, which was only found to be “good.” The Kirkland brand costs $12.00 for 33.8 ounces in comparison to Camp Pure’s $8.55 for eight and a half ounces, per Consumer Reports. Here’s what you should know about maple syrup nutrition.
Kirkland Organic Quinoa
This Costco favorite has impressive Amazon reviews. One blogger went as far as to say that the Kirkland Costco brand is the best price for organic quinoa that she has ever found. One four and a half pound bag sells for $9.99 compared to $17.00 for another four-pound bag of organic quinoa. Here are the Costco products you can find better prices for elsewhere.
Don Lee Farms’ Vegan Organic Plant-Based Burger
These plant-based burger patties contain soy, oats, flaxseed, coconut oil, and beet powder. The kicker is these meatless burgers look and feel like real meat. The patties are so good that Costco sold 1 million units of the product in less than 60 days, according to vegnews.com.
Various Kirkland Signature Nuts
Costco introduced their brands of Kirkland nuts after seeing how ridiculously high prices were for similar products, Fox News reports. They reportedly stopped selling other nut brands almost entirely, per Fox. You can now find nuts like three-pound bags of almonds and pistachios for $13 and $15, respectively. Here are the bizarre things you never knew you could get at Costco.
Kirkland Signature Ancient Grains Granola
Costco sells a jumbo bag of this mixed granola that includes clusters of spelt, quinoa, and amaranth for $0.29 per ounce, per Costco. Plus, this granola is organic, low in sodium, high in fiber—and reviewers love it!
Kirkland Signature Almond Butter
Costco’s Kirkland-brand almond butter only includes one ingredient—roasted almonds. That’s just one of the reasons to buy this vegan find at Costco. A 27-ounce jar is roughly $9.00. Other almond butters could sell for as much as $26 for 16 ounces, according to organicauthority.com. Don’t miss these other Kirkland items you should always buy at Costco.
Kirkland Signature Organic Animal Crackers
According to Kiplinger, Kirkland animal crackers come in a 64-ounce barrel, priced at $9.99. The price point, plus stellar reviews, make these crackers a good Costco grocery cart staple for vegans. If you’re just starting your animal product-free diet, use these 12 tips that will teach you how to become vegan.
Dave’s Killer Bread
According to Women’s Health, Dave’s Killer Bread is America’s best-selling organic bread. Minus the Honey & Oats & Flax bread, all of their products are vegan. And unlike most regular white bread, this brand has lots of protein, fiber, and omega-3’s in every slice, per Women’s Health. Here are the things retirees should always buy at Costco.
Emilia Organic Frozen Riced Cauliflower
One food blogger found this two-ingredient, three-pound bag of riced cauliflower at Costco for just $6.89. Not only is this a cost-effective vegan find, but cauliflower is reportedly high in both fiber and antioxidants. Plus, bags like this are a convenient alternative to high-carb grains, according to healthline.com. Next, check out the Costco secrets employees won’t tell you.