It can be difficult to find everything you need in one store.  We have grown accustomed to shopping at Whole Foods/Native Sun, the local fresh farmers market and Publix.  This can be difficult but if you work it into your schedule it’s well worth it to get the best food in both locations.  I realize this is not completely realistic for many people and for some weeks it is not realistic for me either.  So, if I can only make it to Publix in a week this is my standard list.


  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Green Peppers (usually only 2 – more then that will go bad)
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard Greens
  • Onions
  • Scallions (green onions)
  • Shalots
  • Red Potatoes
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes – in oil
  • Avocado
  • Shirataki Noodles
  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Firm Tofu


  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Strawberries (ONLY if in season)
  • Blueberries (ONLY if in season)
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Mango


  • VEGAN Tomato Sauce (Many sauces contain eggs and dairy)
  • Whole Wheat Pastas – linguine, lasagna, macaroni and angel hair noodles are always in stock in my house
  • Quinoa – regular and flavored mixes
  • Zatarans – Dirty Rice, Jambalaya mix, and other vegan options
  • Soba Noodles
  • Soy Sauce
  • Teriyaki
  • Peanut Satay Sauce
  • Water Chestnuts
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Chili Sauce
  • Garlic/Ginger Sauce
  • Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Vegetable)
  • Better Than Bouillon – an absolute MUST – Vegetable, NO Chicken Base and NO Beef Base


(These spices should be in every vegan kitchen)

  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Curry Powder
  • Turmeric
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Ginger
  • BBQ Spice Flakes
  • Bacon Bits (Yes, these are almost always vegan)


  • We actually don’t eat cereal…however I do love as a night time treat Organic Raisin Bran
  • Arnold Sandwich Thins
  • Dutch Country Bread – I use this for my french toast and sandwiches…one of the only milk-free breads
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk is our milk choice…however there is also:
  • Rice Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • and if you have to…Soy Milk
  • No matter what you choose – get unsweetened!

Frozen Foods

  • Gardein Sweet and Tangy BBQ Wings
  • Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken
  • Chipotle Lime Crispy Chicken Fingers
  • Home Style Beefless Tips
  • Seven Grain Crispy Tenders
  • Lightly Season Chicken Scalopini
  • Beefless Burger
  • Boca VEGAN Burgers
  • Organic Veggies – they usually will only have 2 or 3 kinds (top of freezer usually one far end of freezer)
  • Boca Ground Meat
  • Smart Strips – Vegan Chicken Strip


  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (Yep! they are vegan)
  • Soy Cream Cheese (not great for you but we are cream cheese addicts)
  • Smart Balance – organic