Can you be vegan and shop at Costco? Yes, of course! And I think you’ll love this Vegan Costco Shopping Guide, including 36 Costco vegan products. Looking for the best vegan food at Costco? Use this shopping list to add deliciousness to your plant-based diet today!
We have been spending a lot of time at Costco lately. The reason? Because Shawn and I started a daily green smoothie habit. The best way we found to make green smoothies is to buy the power greens mixture in bulk at Costco.
That means every so many days we find ourselves at Costco to fill up on our greens…and other goodies. So I thought I’d share with you 36 Favorite Vegan Products at Costco.
I get questions from people about where we buy our best vegan products. The majority of our shopping for vegan products comes from 3 to 4 stores: Our local grocery store (Price Chopper), Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and Costco.
Are you ready to create your vegan Costco shopping list? Here are some reasons I like shopping at Costco and some of my favorite products I buy there.
There is a membership fee to shop at Costco (approximately $60/year), but we think it’s worth it because of the perks they offer their members. These include:
- Great return policy — The Costco return policy is amazing
- Gas Discount — Costco members get a discount on gas (we try to save filling up on gas for our trips to Costco)
- Restaurant Discount — You can buy gift cards for restaurants at Costco for dining out
- Employee-Owned — I love supporting businesses that support their employees and Costco is one of the best
- Product Samples — Those product samples offered throughout the store make it a fun shopping experience!
You’ll love these 24 Simple Vegan Dinner Recipes for Beginners if you’re new to a vegan diet or you’re simply looking for some great easy recipes to try.
If you have some vegan products you love from Costco, leave them in the comments section so I can try them next time I’m there!
Costco’s products vary by region, stores, and seasons, so not all of these products may be available at your local store. But check back because they might be there again soon.
The produce section at Costco is impressive. In fact, my plant-based Costco list can get rather long. There is so much vegan goodness there, much of it organic and all of it in bulk quantities. Here are the things we typically buy at the produce section:
- Power greens
- Big Bag of Spinach
- Romaine lettuce
- Fresh Berries
- Fresh or frozen Broccoli
- Medjool Dates
- Cherry Tomatoes.
In addition, we love the frozen berries in the freezer section too.
Vegan Baking Products
Your Costco vegan options are extensive, including baking! These are ingredients that I love to use in vegan baking or other kitchen projects.
Do you know what’s coming up soon? Vegan Pie season! That means it’s time to have plenty of pecans on hand for my Vegan Pecan Pie. Kirkland Pecans are perfect! According to this article in Shape Magazine, you should pop a pecan instead of a multivitamin. That’s how good they are for you!
Walnuts, people! They are so good for you! Dr. Greger, the author of the book How Not to Die, recommends having a small serving of walnuts (or other healthy nuts) every single day. That’s why I like to buy this big bag and keep a few in a glass container at the ready. I store the rest in the fridge.
I love adding almond flour to my gluten-free vegan baking; it adds flavor and texture that makes it so good! For example, these Vegan Blueberry Muffins are made nice and tender thanks to almond flour.
Let’s see. On my list of 36 Favorite Vegan Products at Costco, we’ve got about 30 more to go!
Speaking of gluten-free, this is my go-to gluten-free baking mix from Namaste. It makes gluten-free so much more affordable. Use it to make these Gluten-free Banana Muffins or Gluten-free Pecan Rolls.
We simply must have almonds on hand and these Kirkland almonds are delicious! I keep some out on the counter for munching and the rest I keep in the fridge. I like to add almonds to my Green Tea Banana Smoothies, but we also use them to make some vegan cheeses, milk, and more.
These Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds were made from a bag of almonds purchased at Costco.
Hey, what would this of discussing the best Costco vegan food without some snacking ideas? Also, this is proof that you don’t have to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen as a vegan. You can buy these delicious snacks from Costco instead.
Top of my vegan Costco list are these Heavenly Hunks. As the bag says, these treats are ridiculously amazing. And look right there on the bag — it shows how they are gluten-free and dairy-free.
I love these Made in Nature Fruit & Nut Energy Snacks. We make our own Energy Bites sometimes, but it sure is nice knowing you can buy a bag of these delicious snacks when you’re short on time.
There’s also this Cranberry Pistachio SuperSnacks.
You can use these Luscious Dates to create your own Date Energy Balls. Or you can be like me and eat them plain. They’re delicious! We love serving Stuffed Dates at parties because they’re so easy to make and a real crowd favorite! You can also use dates to naturally sweeten other recipes, like this Pecan Milk.
Then there’s this trail Fusion Blend with dried fruit and seeds. You feel more healthy just holding the bag! 🙂
You may not know this, but I have a thing for figs. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the caramel flavor? Or the texture of the seeds combined with the sweetness? I’m not sure, but I love ’em. Add a little peanut butter and chocolate chips and I’m good to go!
We always have a bag of this Power Up Trail Mix on hand. The combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and pumpkin seeds makes a perfect snack. Confession: We always add a few Kirkland dark chocolate chips to the bag.
This Love Crunch Chocolate Granola sprinkled over some Chocolate Overnight Oats? Perfection! It’s one of my favorite vegan items at Costco.
Don’t get me started on this mega bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn. I mean it. I love this stuff and I go through streaks where I have some every night. It’s the perfect balance of salty and low calorie.
I wasn’t sure whether to add this bag of Kirkland dried blueberries with the baking or the snacks, but it goes either way. It’s a nice addition to granola, added to your cereal, served over vegan yogurt, or even by the handful.
I use these dried blueberries in my Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Plant-Based Milk & Beverages
We use plant-based milk in our recipes, for sure. I love to have some steamed plant-based milk in my tea and sometimes Shawn adds it to his cereal as well. Here are some of the plant-based milk we buy at Costco.
This Thai Kitchen canned coconut milk is perfect for so many vegan recipes. I call for full-fat coconut milk in many of my recipes, and Thai is perfect. I use it in my Vegan Coconut Curry recipe. It’s also perfect for this Vegan Creme Brulee and my famous Vegan New York Cheesecake.
This is where coconut milk can get confusing. Because the thick stuff that you buy in the can is great for baking and cooking, but now you can also buy coconut milk that is used more like a replacement for regular milk. It has the consistency of almond or soy milk.
I love this Pacific Coconut Milk because it’s unsweetened and it’s original flavor. That means it’s not vanilla-flavored. It’s important to have non-vanilla plant-based milk on hand for savory recipes, like Vegan Mashed Potatoes or Vegan Gravy.
This Kirkland Soy Milk is something we have on hand almost all the time. It’s such a creamy soy milk, we love it. I like that I can steam it for a nice frothy cup of Green Tea Hot Chocolate.
It has a nice flavor for people who are transitioning to plant-based milk. I use soy milk in my Iced Chai Tea Latte.
This is my personal favorite plant-based milk: Kirkland Almond Milk. It’s unsweetened and therefore only like 30 calories per cup. How cool is that! And it steams up a little so I can add it to my hot teas. I also use it for our Vegan Chia Puddings, smoothies, and more.
Let’s move on to beverages. I try to drink some green tea every day, and this Kirkland Green Tea is the best! You can serve it hot or cold. In the summers, I add one bag to iced water, with just the tiniest bit of stevia. I just continue to add water to that throughout the day and the bag continues to create delicious green tea.
My only complaint is that because I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic we use, I wish the tea bags were not individually sealed in plastic. Otherwise, the flavor, the convenience of the large box, and the hot/cold brewing options make this my favorite green tea.
Have you tried the whole coconut water thing and thought, that wasn’t what I expected. Me too. I bought my first bottle thinking I was going to be head over heels. It wasn’t what I expected.
You can also substitute coconut water in other recipes that call for water and it adds additional nutrients. The good news? Coconut water has more potassium and nutrients than sports drinks so if you can add a little something to make it taste better, it’s perfect to have on-hand for athletes.
If you like sparkly water, raise your hand. I love enjoying sparkling mineral waters as my regular go-to source for a little fizzle. S. Pellegrino is one of my favorites in the plain sparkling water category. Next up? Flavored sparkling waters!
Next up in my battle to give up the soda habit? La Croix. How do you say it? La Croy? Or La Qwaw? I’m not sure so I mix it up and say it both ways. Ha!
However you say it, finding La Croix at Costco has been so great because I can get this case for around $7. The only disappointing thing is that you don’t get to choose the flavors. But the good news is if you don’t like the flavors you can always dress them up. I add fruit juice, like lime and lemons to mine and it works like a charm.
Vegan Cooking Ingredients
People need to eat, and that means we need ingredients. These are some of my favorite vegan products at Costco that we use for cooking.
These Explore Kitchen Organic Edamame Spaghetti noodles? Perfect. I use them for Asian dishes, pasta dishes, soups, etc. They have a great flavor and packed with lots of nutrients…and they’re certified gluten-free. YAS!
We buy this three-pack of Kirkland Marina Sauce. The jars are big and so they last a while and we use them for our favorite vegan Italian recipes. For example, when we make Vegan Pepperoni Pizza, this sauce comes in handy. However, it’s even better for things like Vegan Lasagna or this Vegan Ziti Bake.
I like that this marinara has less sugar than other store-bought marinara sauces.
I love to make homemade Vegan Pizza Dough, but every now and then I don’t want to bother with it. That’s when this pizza kit comes in handy. It gives you four crusts and four tomato sauce packets, all of which are dairy-free (aka, vegan). It’s always good to check the labels because sometimes products change their list of ingredients.
I buy Kirkland Sea Salt and we have both varieties on-hand, the regular sea salt and the Himalayan Sea Salt. They’re reasonably-priced and it’s nice to grind the salt over whatever you’re fixing. I find that sea salt has a better flavor than table salt. I recommend it!
Other Odds & Ends
I didn’t really know where to put these remaining vegan food items. You be the judge:
These Kirkland Pine Nuts are great. They’re a little pricey, but the price is better than you’ll see at other places for pine nuts. So we buy a bag and keep it in the fridge.
You can also share it with friends or family. I like to add pine nuts to our homemade vegan cheeses, pestos, and even veggie bean burgers. These Pesto Veggie Burgers are a great example. You can use pine nuts in hummus or serve them as a garnish with some Green Hummus.
I always joke that being vegan means eating more than nuts and seeds. But, there are some really important seeds we should be eating, like Flax Seeds. They’re loaded with Omega 3 & 6. Oh yeah, you could just read the package.
I really like hemp seeds a lot. It may be one of my favorite vegan products at Costco! I add these seeds to my granola, energy bites, and more. Sometimes, I will just put a little bit of peanut butter on a banana and dip them in hemp seeds. I know. I’m weird. But there’s something about the soft, but firm feel of hemp seeds. They have such a great, nutty flavor.
Hemp seeds are a great addition to Vegan Parmesan.
This is the last of the seeds, I promise. But you know by now that we like the chia seed. We make chia seed puddings all the time. So delicious! You can also use chia as an egg replacer as well because when it’s mixed with water, the chia creates a gel that you can use in baking.
You can use chia seeds to make a chia egg that you can use as an egg replacer for vegan baking. Or use it to make this tasty Chia Jam recipe. Another favorite of mine is to add it to Blueberry Overnight Oats as a thickener. This Banana Chia Pudding is another favorite healthy dessert.
Confession time. We like to have strawberry jam around for those times when we like to keep it simple and have something like, I dunno, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Don’t tell anyone I said that. My reputation is on the line! 🙂
We keep a jug of Kirkland Maple Syrup in the fridge all the time. We use it to sweeten and flavor our energy bites, puddings, cookies, and more. As you may know, maple syrup can be expensive so we use it judiciously.
You can use maple syrup to serve over these Vegan Banana Pancakes. It’s perfect! But maple syrup is also a great natural sweetener that can be used frequently in vegan baking, such as these Vegan Pumpkin Bars. You can also use it to make homemade brown sugar.
Because I mentioned PB&J above, now I have to talk about peanut butter. Obvious we buy a lot of stuff at Costco, that’s why our favorite products at Costco has the number 36 next to it! 🙂 We buy the Kirkland organic peanut butter, but there are some recipes that require a thicker consistency.
That’s why we like to have this Jif on-hand. I love using peanut butter to replace some of the vegan butter in a recipe. It adds a nice consistency. I also use it for our energy bites recipes too. You can use this to make Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Cake, Peanut Butter Balls, and more.
I grew up in a small, small town in Missouri. If you told me when I was a kid I’d be eating agave nectar, I might have grabbed a spoonful of Goober PB&J spread and laughed. But, here I am, telling you that we like agave nectar. I add it to my homemade vegan salad dressings — just a dab.
That’s roughly two and a half pounds of pure cold-pressed, unrefined virgin coconut oil. I like to buy this and split it with Adee because, well, that’s a lot of coconut oil. I put some in a container for immediate use and store the rest in the fridge.
We use coconut oil in some of our vegan baked goods (like cookies), energy bites, granola, etc. These Vegan Cake Pops use coconut oil in the chocolate coating. You can substitute coconut oil for vegan butter in this Vegan Graham Cracker Crust recipe, too.
I also use coconut oil on my skin and hair from time-to-time, when conditions are dry.
Vegan Costco FAQs
What's vegan at Costco?
There are so many vegan products at Costco, from vegan hot dogs to vegan protein powder, nuts, peanut butter, snack foods, and more! Costco is transforming into a vegan superstore thanks to things like vegan guacamole, Field Roast Chao cheese, Beyond Meat Burgers, bread, and more!
Does Costco have Vegan Meat?
You can find vegan meat at Costco, such as the Beyond Burger, Black Bean Burgers, and even vegan hot dogs. It depends on your region, so always check to see what your store offers.
Is Costco's Apple Pie Vegan?
The Costco Apple Pie, available in the bakery section, is a vegan pie. We refer to this as accidentally vegan because they probably didn’t set out to make a vegan pie, but it just so happened the ingredients they used turned out that way. If you don’t feel like making a homemade vegan apple pie, it’s a great option!
Well, that’s it. This is my list of 36 Favorite Vegan Products at Costco. As you can tell, we find lots of great goodies when we go shopping. I hope you do too!