The 25 best vegan foods you can find at Kroger
Few grocery stores have improved their vegan game like Kroger – and we’re not just talking about fruits and vegetables here. In 2019, Kroger began expanding its plant-based Simple Truth product line and promised to bring more than 75 vegan products to market by the end of 2020. Granted, the plant-based Simple Truth products aren’t the only vegan options that you can shop at, as Kroger also like favorite vegan brands Just egg, Miyoko’s Creamery, and Tofurky. But in case you haven’t seen many of these herbal offerings before, check out what to find at your local Kroger. Take away? With big chains like Kroger jumping into the vegan playing field, it’s now easier than ever to be vegan – or even just look for ways to eat fewer animals.
1. Simple Truth Deli Slices
Whether you prefer turkey or ham on your sandwich, you can find both at your local Kroger. As part of its Simple Truth line, the chain currently has deli slices on a vegetable basis with salt and pepper in a turkey style and deli slices on a vegetable basis with Black Forest ham.
2. Simple truth, meatless breakfast patties
If ever there’s a reason to get up in the morning and shine, it’s this one. Whip these patties up for your tofu scrambles or breakfast sandwiches.
3. Simple truth arise plant-based pies
Whether you used to love chicken or beef, or still have friends and family who do, you don’t have to decide. The new emerge patties are available as vegan chicken patties, chicken minced meat or beef patties.
4. Simple Truth Plant-Based Dairy Cheddar Style Slices
Since the dairy industry is perhaps one of the cruelest sectors in animal husbandry, we’re always excited to see another dairy-free cheese on the market. And like many vegan products from Kroger, this one is also cheaper than vegan options from well-known brands.
5. Simple Truth Plant-based organic cream cheese alternative
This is a respectable score as it was previously almost impossible to find vegan cream cheese on a major grocery chain. Be sure to stock up on bagels too.
6. Simple Truth Herbal Mayo Spread
Vegan mayonnaise can often be another hard-to-find option at popular grocery chains, but now you can buy this spread from Kroger without going to a specialty store.
7. Simple Truth Plant-Based Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chances are, if you’re like most cookie dough fans, these aren’t going to make it into the oven. Pro tip? Cut them in half before baking to double the yield.
8. Simple Truth: Plant-Based Cauliflower Dip
Do you choose Buffalo, Cilantro with Jalapeño, Spicy Queso or Tzatziki flavor? So many options make the decision difficult.
9. Simple Truth Bolognese Plant-Based Pasta Sauce
Don’t feel like making your own sauce from scratch? Kroger has you covered in this protein-rich sauce that contains red beans and mushrooms (although you have mushroom haters at your table, they’ll never know).
10. Simple Truth Vegetable Meatless Chorizo Sausage
No more paying high prices for vegan chorizo! This version of Kroger is inexpensive and is a great addition if you want to make a dish like tacos and burritos a little meatier and spicier.
11. Simple Truth Plant-Based Ranch Dressing
Here’s a surprising member of Kroger’s new line of herbal products: Dressing. This creamy ranch shouldn’t be limited to just salads – it can be drizzled onto pizza, potatoes, and inside wraps too.
12. Simple truth meatless sprinkles
These soy-made sprinkles are perfect for anything that calls for crust – think tacos, pastas, and casseroles to start with.
13. Simple Truth Extra firm organic tofu
Not only is this tofu cheaper than other brands, it’s also organic and a great food to keep in your fridge. If you don’t like it particularly firm, there are other textures in this line as well.
14. Simple Truth Organic Soy Milk
Do you prefer soy milk over everyone else? The good news is that Kroger offers organic soy milk.
15. Simple Truth Herbal Sour Cream Alternative
Sour cream fans, dig your spoon into this vegan option. Its base is a unique combination of butter beans and oats that could almost be called healthy.
16. Simple Truth Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
If you’re a fan of almond milk and choose organic for most of your purchases too, throw this basic milk in your shopping cart.
17. Simple Truth Original Oatmilk Non-Dairy Oat Drink D.
Oat milk fans, rejoice! Kroger didn’t forget you in his range of vegan options.
18. Simple Truth Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Hello, vegan chocolate chips! These are great when you feel like baking.
19. Simple truth, meatless plant-based Kielbasa sausage
Throw these sausages on the grill and show your non-vegan friends how almost every food – including Kielbasa – has been veganized.
20. Simple Truth Dairy-Free Almond Milk Strawberry Yogurt Alternative
Dairy-free yogurt fans have a new option that is available not only in strawberry flavors, but also in blueberry, vanilla and mango.
21. Simple Truth Vegetable Cheese Schnitzel
Choose between cheddar or mozzarella. Vegan shreds can be kept in the refrigerator for almost anything.
22. Simple Truth Frozen Dessert with Almond Milk Without Dairy Products
I scream, you scream, we all scream for vegan ice cream, and Kroger apparently listened when he introduced these desserts. They come in flavors like vanilla pod, sea salt caramel, butter pecan, and chocolate.
23. Simple Truth Dairy Free Chocolate Cookie Crunch Frozen Dessert Bars
Do you fancy a delicious dessert? These dessert bars will satisfy any sweet tooth.
24. Simple Truth Plant-Based Chocolate Truffle Brownie Batter
You don’t have to do anything to prepare this – just eat it straight from the container if you want a chocolate solution.
25. Simple Truth Frozen Dessert Made From Oat Milk Without Dairy Products
Oat milk isn’t just for coffee. It turns out that Kroger processed oats into ice cream and rolled them out in flavors such as maple pecan, strawberry graham and sea salt caramel.
Karen Asp is the author of Anti aging hacks and award-winning journalist, as well as certified fitness professional for plant-based nutrition, world record athlete (in Nordic walking), vegan mentor at PETA, fur mom and volunteer in an animal shelter and a livestock station.