Top 15 Amazon Vegan Grocery List Staples

Looking for the best Amazon finds for vegan foods on your grocery list? Then check out these healthy, delicious, budget friendly grocery list staples that I rely on for my own cooking.

Many of us use Amazon to purchase items because of sheer convenience. It’s really something to click twice and have that desired item appear on your doorstep the next day. And Amazon offers an increasing array of reliable food items, including plant-based pantry food staples. Amazon is currently partnering with Whole Foods, meaning you can get even more types of foods and groceries delivered from one of your favorite stores to your doorstep. While Amazon only delivers fresh groceries to specific locations at this point, it will be interesting to see how its grocery delivery system evolves in the future. In the meantime, you can find dependable shelf stable items every day on Amazon. That’s why I’m sharing my personal best Amazon finds in this collection of Top 15 Amazon Vegan Grocery List Staples. I’m including a variety of plant-based Amazon best sellers that I try to stock in my own kitchen.

Sustainability of Amazon

What is Amazon doing to be sustainable? Amazon currently has a corporate sustainability pledge you can read about here. One of the strategies Amazon uses includes investing in renewable energy. Amazon claims that in 2022, 90% of the energy they used was from renewable sources. They also try to utilize electric vehicles, e-bikes, and on-foot deliveries.  

Certifications available at Amazon

How can you make more sustainable choices when using Amazon for purchasing? Try reducing the number of trips and packaging materials used when ordering things from Amazon. Amazon gives you an option when you are checking out and have multiple orders on the way to combine packaging and reduce the required trips. Amazon has partnered with third parties to create its label and Climate Pledge Friendly products. These products have a green label next to them when you click to expand the product (see below). 

Look for the climate pledge friendly icon when shopping on Amazon.

Amazon has also made strides to make groceries available to those of lower socioeconomic status. In most states, you can purchase groceries with SNAP and EBT benefits, even if you don’t have an Amazon membership. 

Check out my Top 15 Amazon Vegan Grocery List Staples and enjoy! Let me know which Amazon products are your favorites in the comments.

Top 15 Amazon Vegan Grocery List Staples

1. Vegetable Broth Base

I really love this vegan Better than Bouillon Broth Base, which comes in a few different flavors. I use this broth base to make broth by combining it with water (1 teaspoon of base + 1 cup water = 1 cup broth). Which means fewer large containers of broth filling up my pantry, and less shipping required. Use it in soups, beans, grains, sauces, casseroles, and stews. The perfect pantry food from Amazon, because you don’t need to refrigerate it until after opening. Try this recipe for Carnival Squash Soup using this product here.

Price: 38 servings for $7.69

2. Unsweetened Almond Milk

This unsweetened plant-based milk is shelf-stable until it is opened, so it is a great option for stocking in your pantry. Almond milk is mild-flavored, making it an excellent plant-based milk to have on hand for cereals, sauces, creamy desserts, and smoothies. Try it in this recipe for Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding with Strawberries here. 

Price: 64 fluid ounces for $2.79 

3. Balsamic Vinegar

I can’t live without a good Balsamic vinegar, which is naturally vegan as it’s made from pressed, fermented grapes. Balsamic vinegar gives a sweet, acid flavor to favorite dishes, such as salad dressings, marinades, pasta dishes, grain dishes, and sauces. Try this recipe for Maple and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts to get inspired. 

Price: 16.9 fluid ounces for $3.99

4. California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is an essential staple in your plant-based pantry. You can use it for a multitude of cooking applications, such as roasting, sautéing, grilling, and even baking!  It’s also delicious in vinaigrettes and marinades. Hundreds of studies have found moderate amounts of extra virgin olive oil to be linked with health benefits. It doesn’t take a lot to gain benefits, though—just a drizzle will do. Try this recipe for Mediterranean Sheet Pan Veggies to get started. 

Price: 1.05 quarts for $15.95

5. Organic Chia Seeds

I love using chia seeds to make egg replacements, as well as chia pudding. Chia seeds have the unique ability to create a gel in cooking. You can also mix chia seeds into smoothie bowls, cookies, bars, and vegan meatballs. These tiny seeds are also an excellent source of essential fatty acids. All in a shelf-stable bag for your pantry needs. Try this recipe for Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie Bowl to get going with chia.

Price: 15 ounces for $15.99

6. Almonds

Good old-fashioned almonds are always a staple in my kitchen. These crunchy, protein-rich, fiber-fueled nuts offer a fantastic addition to your cuisine. You can throw them on top of salads, add them to energy balls, and toss them into baked goods. Try this recipe for Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds to get going with almonds. 

Price: 16 ounces for $8.49

7. Agave Nectar 

One pantry staple for your cooking style is agave nectar. This plant-based sweetener made from agave plants can be added to any number of recipes, including cookies, cakes, smoothies, energy balls, sauces, and pies to add a delicious, mild flavor. Keep in mind that agave is still an added sugar, so it’s best to keep it to a minimum. Try this recipe for Thai Salad with Carrots and Mints, which relies on a bit of agave for natural sweetening power. 

Price: 23.5 ounces for $6.29

8. Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is so versatile in your plant-powered pantry. That’s because it adds a savory, “cheesy” taste to foods, as well as a dose of nutrition. Learn more about nutritional yeast here. You can use it in cashew cheese, sauces, salads, side-dishes, tofu scrambles, and even as a topper for your popcorn. Try nutritional yeast in this recipe for Vegan Mac and Cheese with Peas

Price: 12 ounces for $13.49

9. Arborio Rice 

If you love a good risotto, you’ll want to stock arborio rice on hand. Though it’s typically refined for use in risotto dishes—classic Italian grain dishes where the broth is gradually added to create a creamy dish. You can add all sorts of ingredients to your risotto, including squash, mushrooms, peas, or lentils. The options are endless when cooking with this delicious grain. Check out my recipe for Delicata Squash Risotto to get cooking with arborio rice. 

Price: 32 ounces for $6.58

10. Canned Chickpeas

If you’re like me, you go through a can of chickpeas at least a few times per week. That’s why I like to stock up on these healthy, plant-powered pantry foods. I use chickpeas as a plant-based protein for so many meals, from hummus and chickpea curry to chickpea salad sandwiches and chickpea bars. Try my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars to blow your mind! 

Price: 12 (16-ounce) cans for $15.36

11. Organic Penne Pasta

Keeping classic pasta on hand can be a great budget-friendly, easy meal option for a busy night. Penne is one of my favorite pasta shapes, as it holds well in the fridge, and it really captures a flavorful sauce. Whether you’re making a pasta salad, pasta with classic red sauce, or pasta casserole, this classic wheat pasta is a favorite in my house. Try this easy recipe for Penne with White Beans and Greens, which is a meal in one in under 30 minutes. 

Price: 16 ounces for $1.99

12. Applesauce

I always keep unsweetened applesauce on hand to add to baked goods as a natural sweetener and thickener without the added sugar. It acts as a binder and can replace the need for eggs in recipes. It also makes a yummy, healthy snack for the whole family. Use it in this recipe for Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites today. 

Price: 24 ounces for $4.49

13. Turmeric 

I recommend keeping a variety of classic spices on hand to infuse your cooking with flavor and health. You can use spices to flavor veggies, soups, salad dressings, pasta, and more. Learn more about the health benefits of spices here. I especially love turmeric because of its anti-inflammatory properties, golden color, and distinctive taste. Check out my Vegan Glow Bowl to go golden with turmeric. 

Price: 5.87 ounces for $6.24

14. Organic Yellow Popcorn Kernels 

I love munching on a bowl of freshly popped corn as a healthy snack. It is a great after-school snack for kids, because popcorn is whole grain and high in fiber. Pop it yourself from kernels with a small amount of olive oil and nutritional yeast—of course—to make it absolutely amazing. 

Price: 28 ounces for $ 3.99

15. Canned Diced Tomatoes

I always have a large stock of canned diced tomatoes on hand to get meals on the table lickety-split. Whether it’s soups and stews, or pasta and curry dishes, tomatoes are a key ingredient in so many delicious meals. Plus, they are packed with health benefits at a reasonable cost. Check out my recipe for Vegan Bolognese with Lentils and Walnuts to show the versatility of canned tomatoes.

Price: 12 (14.5 ounce) cans for $23.88

*Note: Pricing and vendors are subject to change.

Learn more about plant-based shopping and cooking here:

Eco Friendly Gift Guide for the Kitchen
Top 13 Plant-Based Trader Joe’s Staples
Plant-Based Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
6 Dietitian Tips for Eating Out of Your Pantry
Stock Your Plant-Based Pantry Today!

Written by Brittany Mackey, dietetic intern with Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN

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