A few weeks ago when I was writing my recipe for Vegan Bolognese with Beyond Meat I did a little research on the company. I was surprised to see Beyond Meat mention that their products could be purchased at Target. I love Target, but I almost never look for food there. I am usually looking for clothes for Trey, household items or vegan shoes when I’m there. Hearing that Target sold Beyond Meat in the store got me thinking that I should check the grocery aisle myself to see what is vegan at Target. My list of 15 surprising vegan foods you can buy at Target is below.
This list is mostly of prepared vegan foods. Obviously I think most people know you can find fruits, vegetables, beans, rice, pasta etc at Target since they are a grocery store. I hate when you read a list of “vegan finds” in certain stores and they list things like bananas. Thanks for the hot tip! Never would have guessed a grocery store would carry a rare fruit like a banana.
Here are my vegan Target finds beyond produce and grocery staples:
Target had a wide variety of Gardein products in the freezer aisle. These Crispy Tenders are Trey’s favorite.
I use this shortening to make frostings following the recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
This is a sweet, filling snack that is great on its own or to top ice cream. I have also added it as sweet component to homemade trail mix.
When you have a busy vegan family having a few frozen dinners on hand makes life easier. This pot pie is filling and makes a nice dinner for Trey when we hire a babysitter or when I’m too tired to cook.
JUSTIN’S NUT BUTTER PACKS
I keep a stash of these in my car for Trey. When he is hungry and I don’t have another snack on hand these are convenient, filling and he loves them.
My favorite vegan “butter”. Another woman at Target saw me take this picture and came over to grab a tub. She said “I never knew they sold this at Target!”.
Target had a great selection of coconut milk and soy milk ice creams. This cookie dough variety is one of Trey’s favorites.
On weekday mornings when Trey wants something different than his normal smoothie I use these waffles. I toast two of them. Then I spread one waffle with peanut butter, add a little maple syrup and put the other waffle on top. It is an easy “waffle sandwich”.
I know I said I wasn’t going to include staples like beans, but these stood out for me. I use refried black beans in quesadillas to add protein in Trey’s lunches. I was impressed to see this organic variety in a septic pack (rather than a can) at Target.
Suja juices are a treat for me every once in a while during my weekly grocery shopping. Target had a great selection of flavors. My favorite is this Lemon Love variety.
Like the pot pie above, this Sweet Earth burrito is perfect for keeping on hand in the freezer. It makes a great weeknight, after practice dinner when needed.
Overall I was blown away by the number of vegan items Target carries. The prices were reasonable and if you have the Target Red Card you get an additional 5% off. I hope that Target will add more items like tofu, non-dairy yogurt and non-dairy cheese. The more vegan items we see in non “health food stores” the better. Everyone can benefit from adding vegan foods to their diet and having them in stores where people already shop is a huge win for veganism!
Any products I missed? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite vegan Target finds.
*This post was not sponsored by Target Corporation or any of the companies mentioned above.