10 Can't Miss Trader Joe’s Vegan Products to Add to Your Shopping List

September 19, 2022

If you don’t regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, you’re missing out.

Besides being incredibly affordable with unparalleled customer experience, Trader Joe’s also offers some of the most unique and delicious vegan products in the market. Always on the cutting edge of eclectic internationally-inspired flavors like ube pancakes and thai banana fritters, Trader Joe’s makes grocery shopping fun and interesting with new products every season.

 From udon noodle salad to vegan boba ice cream, read on below for these top 10 can’t-miss Trader Joe’s vegan products you’ll want to add to your next shopping list!

1. Cold Brew Coffee & Boba Coconut Non-Dairy Dessert

boba ice cream from from trader joe's

Vegan ice cream lovers, rejoice!

Stopping missing out on the perfect all-season treat, thanks to Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee & Boba Coconut Non-Dairy ice cream. My newfound obsession, this non-dairy ice cream is creamy, rich, and oh-so-airy—with bursts of boba in every bite. Perfect for all year long, stock up and eat without guilt.

2. Vegetable Fried Rice 

Vegetable fried rice is always out of stock at my local Trader Joe’s—and for good reason, too. 

This frozen rice is the perfect vegan meal hack that can be saved and used whenever you’re short on time. Packed with carrots, edamame, corn, leeks, pepper, peas, and more, save time and effort by simply heating up the rice in a pan and serving with a protein for a well-balanced meal.

Even better? This whole bag of rice costs only $2.99 for a cheaper and smarter way to save – more affordable than Chinese take-out!

3. Vegan Ranch Crunch Salad

Going to college in the midwest, it was nearly impossible to find any food or dish served without ranch on it. 

Now, you can enjoy that creamy ranch dressing taste without the dairy products. This on-the-go salad kit offers the perfect refreshing midday meal at work or at home. Refreshingly delightful, this salad is a must-have for anyone looking for an easy way to add veggies to a meal. 

4. Green Goddess Salad Dressing

This green goddess salad dressing is the ultimate dressing you never knew you needed. 

Made from superfoods like avocados and nutrition-packed greens like parsley, green onions, chives, and basil, this bright and citrusy sauce can elevate any salad or meal. Use it on everything from fries to tomatoes, and thank me later for this salad dressing you’ll keep coming back to every time.

5. Soy Chorizo

Spicy and tangy, this soy chorizo adds a protein-packed kick to any hash, scramble, or taco. 

Uncannily similar to authentic chorizo, your meat-loving friends will hardly recognize this soy-based alternative! Simply fry up in a pan, and serve in five minutes or less for a faux-sausage addition to your meal.

6. Hold the Dairy! Vegan Chocolate Mini Cones

Reignite childhood memories of drumstick ice cream with these mini vegan dairy-free cones. The ice cream is light and creamy, surrounded by a crisp and nostalgic ice cream cone. For an extra surprise, these mini chocolate cones contain a bit of hardened chocolate at the end for that perfect end-of-cone bite. Since these cones are mini, enjoy one or several depending on your sweet tooth craving. 

7. Peanut Udon Noodle Salad 

This one-serving meal is the perfect grab-and-go option for road trips, picnics, or a busy day at work.

Don’t let the low-calorie level of 220 fool you—this udon noodle salad will fill you up and leave you satiated for a full day of meetings or adventuring. Packaged in a conveniently on-the-go bowl, simply pour the peanuts and dressing onto the salad and enjoy this quick and easy vegan meal in seconds.

8. Plantain Chips

Move aside, potatoes—there’s a new chip in town.

These plantain chips are my go-to treat. Starchy and salty, these thick plantain chips put any potato chip to shame with their slightly nutty aftertaste and denser crunch. 

Grab a bag (or two… or three), and take with you for easy on-the-go snacking.

9. Crunchy Chili Onion 

Consider Trader Joe’s crunchy chili onion your gateway into the wide and wonderful world of chili oils.

Crunchy, spicy, salty, and fatty, it has all the elements needed to take any boring meal from meh to yeah. Fry with vegetables, fries, tofu, and more, or eat straight out of the jar for a spoonful of oily goodness.

10. Vegan Kale, Cashew, and Basil Pesto

vegan pesto from trader joe's

Last but certainly not least, end your pesto cravings with Trader Joe’s unforgettably flavorful cashew kale pesto. Perfect for sandwiches, pasta, and everything in-between, enjoy this refreshing burst of greens without the cheese. 


For a full list of Trader Joe’s vegan collection, explore their constantly updating website of sweets and treats here

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Dana Drosdick
Dana is a marketer living in Saratoga Springs, NY with a passion for all things related to stewardship, faith, wellness, and personal enrichment. Her work has been featured in various Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, The Odyssey Online, and The Banner Magazine. Follow her at @danadrosdick on Instagram for foodie trends, her latest book recommendations, and far too many photos of clementines.


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