To find tasty plant-based products, you don’t need to patronize fancy natural markets or high-end grocers. In fact, savvy shoppers can find plenty of veg-friendly products at big-box stores, chain grocers and even convenience stores. This might not seem like a revelation—at its core, a plant-based diet requires fairly basic ingredients, like beans, rice and fresh or frozen veggies. But these grocers stock some unexpected plant-based items, too.
For example, big-box stores and chain grocers sell a wide range of plant-based meat and dairy products. On your next grocery run, ask a staff member which aisle they’re in and see what you can find—maybe it’s time to try non-dairy ice cream or an egg-free mayo.