What’s Vegan at Target?

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:

BEYOND MEAT

Vegan at Target Beyond Meat I found the beefy crumble and the grilled chicken strips in the freezer section.

SO DELICIOUS COCONUT MILK

Vegan at Target - So Delicious Coconut MilkI was very impressed with the number of non-dairy milks in the refrigerator case.  They had Soy Milk, Coconut Milk and even a Cashew Milk.

GARDEIN CRISPY TENDERS

Vegan at Target - Gardein Tenders

Target had a wide variety of Gardein products in the freezer aisle.  These Crispy Tenders are Trey’s favorite.

SABRA HUMMUS SINGLES

Vegan at Target - Sabra HummusI love adding single servings of hummus to Trey’s lunchbox.  We also pack them as a snack for road trips.

SPECTRUM ORGANICS SHORTENING

Vegan at Target - Spectrum Shortening I use this shortening to make frostings following the recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.  

DANG COCONUT CHIPS

Vegan at Target - Dang CoconutThis 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.

AMY’S POT PIE

Vegan at Target - Amy'sWhen 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.

THE GOOD BEAN CHICKPEA SNACK

Vegan at Target - The Good BeanHigh protein, savory snacks that are not nut based can be hard to come by.  These are great snacks for school or on a road trip.

JUSTIN’S NUT BUTTER PACKS
Vegan at Target - Justin's Nut ButterI 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.

EARTH BALANCE SPREAD

Vegan at Target - Earth BalanceMy 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!”.

SO DELICIOUS COCONUT MILK ICE CREAM

Vegan at Target - Coconut Milk Ice CreamTarget had a great selection of coconut milk and soy milk ice creams.  This cookie dough variety is one of Trey’s favorites.

NATURE’S PATH FROZEN WAFFLES

Vegan at Target - Nature's Path WafflesOn 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”.

PACIFIC FOODS REFRIED BEANS

Vegan at Target - Pacific Foods 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 LEMON LOVE

Vegan at Target - Suja Lemon LoveSuja 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.

SWEET EARTH CURRY TIGER BURRITO

Vegan at Target - Sweet Earth BurritoLike 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.


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  1. Hanna says

    I secretly grocery shop at Target a lot. During really busy times at work I can go there late (it’s open later than regular grocery stores), run several errands at once, and be in and out in a jiffy. I love that they carry Amy’s canned soups. Canned soup isn’t that exciting but it’s really great to keep a few cans in my desk at work. Only 10 minutes for lunch? No problem! And it’s definitely healthier than many of the 10 minutes meals I could be choosing. Also…the coconut milk ice cream!

    • vegangretchen says

      Never knew you were a Target grocery shopper Hanna 🙂 Good to know about the Amy’s soups. I’ll have to check those out next time I’m at Target.

  2. says

    Along with a lot of “accidental” vegan items like granolas and oats, etc. they also have Larabars, which are cheaper than others, and generally a good selection of nut butters and tahini. Some also have Qrunch burgers, which are my favorite soy-free veggie/quinoa burger EVER.

    • vegangretchen says

      Hi Abby,

      I’ll have to try the Qrunch burgers. For some reason I didn’t think those were vegan. I’ll pick them up on my next Target run. Thanks for the tip!

  3. heather says

    Thanks sooooo sooo much for this list, I’m moving to the states, after being away for years, and I never even knew target sold food!!! Now even vegan food!!! God bless the USA hahahahaha.

    • vegangretchen says

      I’m so glad you found this list helpful. I’m in awe of how much vegan food (and beauty) items are now available at Target.

      Good luck with your move!!

  4. Lisa says

    I have seen tofu, vegan cheese slices, vegan hot dogs, along with other refrigerated vegan items at my Super Target. They were on a bottom shelf in the refrigerated area with veggies, hummus, salad dressings, etc in the produce section. I also buy Silver Hills vegan bread from Target which is found in the bakery section. Thanks for this list. Will look for some of these at my next Target visit!

    • vegangretchen says

      Hi Lisa,

      I’ll have to check that area at my Target to see if they have the tofu, cheese slices etc. That would be great! I’m also going to look for the Silver Hills bread. Thanks for the tips!

      Gretchen

    • Anja says

      Bread is vegan like bananas. It’s a mix of flour, water and salt. But Americans can destroy a reputation of every food even something as simple as bread.

  5. Kirstyn Northrop Cobb says

    Target also has a fishless tuna that is fantastic! It’s better and cheaper than what I’ve found elsewhere. It has become my go to lunch item!

  6. Kirsten says

    They also regularly stock pomi crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes in bpa free packaging, way cheaper than at whole foods! I know that’s a staple item, but I was glad to find them!

    • vegangretchen says

      Thanks Kristen. I really like those Pomi tomatoes but don’t always buy them because of the price. I’ll definitely be checking my Target to see if they have them. Happy New Year!

    • vegangretchen says

      I haven’t seen the Hampton Creek mayos at Target, or the Chao cheese. I’m going to have to look for those on my next trip. Thanks for the info Tom.

  7. Nina says

    They sell Hellmans vegan mayonnaise and vegan salad dressings like JUST ranch I was very surprised I am a new vegan and live in a small town that does have a health food store that can be very pricey so this is great.

    • vegangretchen says

      Hi Nina – so glad Target has those items for you. They are continually expanding their offerings near us. They now carry Kite Hill and Silk yogurt at our Target.

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