How Do I Get Started As A Vegan (Part III)

Although pantries might differ in every household, it would be handy to see an example pantry. You could use this as a starting point while trying to find out ways to equip yours, or you can take this listing to the store and start buying! It depends on you.

It might help to think about your pantry in regard to classifications such as morning meal items, snacks, and so on. Here is an example list:


Whole-grain warm cereals, such as oat meal or cream of wheat

Cold cereals to eat with soy milk, nut milk, or rice milk

Vegan-friendly pancake blends

Vegan cooked products such as muffins


A selection of healthy and balanced snack items such as granola bars

Vegan snacks such as biscuits and cakes

Cookies and various other baked products

Miscellaneous Products

Nut milk, soy milk, rice milk, and tofu in special packaging to help it store in the pantry so they remain longer fresh

Canned soups, soup blends, and other boxed dish items such as vegan macaroni and cheese

Nuts and seeds such as almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pecans

Noodles – search for whole-wheat varieties

Products like pasta sauce, capers, pickles, ketchup, salad dressings, and so on

Grain Products

These are just a few examples listed below. Buy products that are in accordance with your choices:

Whole-wheat rice

Buckwheat flour

Wheat flour



One vegetable oil to cook with

At least one type of flavourful oil such as cold-pressed olive oil or roasted sesame oil

Tamara and / or soy sauce

Vinegar – you can keep many kinds available, such as balsamic, rice wine, and red wine vinegar

Salt, pepper, and natural herbs and spices

Baking Products

Leavening agents such as yeast, baking powder, and baking soda

Vegan-friendly egg replacement

Different types of flours

Sugars and other sweetener products such as maple syrup and rice syrup

This checklist is merely designed to offer you a starting point. It is virtually impossible to cover all items in a list because peoples’ food inclinations differ significantly. The approach most individuals like to take is purchasing products one by one as they need them.

Do not forget to consider the components, especially when you are purchasing packaged meals. As we have discovered, there are frequently hidden ingredients where you would expect them least that are not vegan-friendly.

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