Vegan Food at Walmart: The Complete Guide

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When I first went vegan, the only place you could easily find vegan specialty foods was Whole Foods Market.

Since then, other stores have caught up quickly, including Walmart, which has a large selection of foods for vegans.

This guide has all the food from Walmart that a vegan might be interested in, aside from the most obvious ones (e.g. fruits and vegetables, vegan jelly and jam).

You won’t find them all in all Walmarts, but it will give you a good idea of what to look for. You can also order most of them from Walmart online.

Note about palm oil: Whether or not palm oil is vegan is controversial. Personally I don’t eat it, but many vegans do. I’ve included products with palm oil, but I’ve tried to point them out when possible.

Vegan Dairy Alternatives

Most of these are one-to-one replacements for dairy products.

The taste of most of them still isn’t quite perfect, but has come a long way in recent years.

I’m not going to list the obvious milk substitutes like almond milk and oat milk. Walmart has all those, plus coconut milk, which is a great vegan alternative to heavy cream.

Vegan Non-Dairy Cheese

Vegan cheese still has a bit to go before properly replicating the taste of dairy cheese, but a few brands are getting closer, and Walmart happens to sell them.

Follow Your Heart Cheese SlicesBased on my experience, the favorite cheese of the vegan community seems to be split between Follow Your Heart and Chao. Luckily, Walmart sells them both.

follow your heart vegan cheese

Field Roast Chao Cheese Slices. Chao is my favorite replacement for grilled cheese or sandwiches. It’s coconut oil based, and has an almost rubbery texture to it (like American cheese).

chao cheese slices

Daiya Cheese Shreds. Daiya doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to taste. However, they’ve been improving consistently over the last few years and I think it’s pretty good now. This shredded cheese is great for pizzas and food like tacos.

daiya cheese shreds

Daiya Cheezy Mac. This is pretty comparable to Kraft Dinner, although I’d say the consistency is thicker. It’s also quite a bit more expensive, so look for sales. I’ve tried a few different flavors and have liked them all.

daiya cheezy mac

Cream Cheese

There are quite a few non-dairy cream cheeses at Walmart, and they taste fairly similar to cream cheese made with dairy.

Miyoko’s Cream Cheese. Miyoko’s is currently the best tasting vegan brand of spreadable dairy products in my opinion. There are multiple flavors and they all taste great.

miyokos cream cheese

Wayfare Dairy-free Cream Cheese. I haven’t tried Wayfare cream cheese, but Walmart sells it. It’s soy and gluten free, as well as vegan-friendly of course.

wayfare cream cheese

Tofutti Imitation Cream Cheese. This specific variety of Tofutti doesn’t contain palm oil, but certain flavors of tofutti cream cheese do. Check the label before buying if that’s important to you.

tofutti cream cheese

Kite Hill Cream Cheese Style Spread. This is an interesting cream cheese spread that is mainly made of almond milk.

kite hill cream cheese

Vegan Mayonnaise

Because you usually mix mayonnaise with other foods when you eat it, I can’t even taste the difference between vegan and non-vegan mayonnaise.

Walmart has a good selection of vegan-friendly mayo.

Vegenaise Mayonnaise Substitute. Veganaise is the most well-known and easiest to find vegan mayonnaise out there. To me, it tastes almost identical to regular mayo.

veganaise

JUST Mayo. This is a simple mayonnaise that’s mainly made of canola oil, just like Vegenaise.

just mayo

Spectrum Naturals Vegan Eggless Light Canola Mayonnaise. If you’re looking for a lower calorie option, this is it. Again, it’s based on canola oil, but formulated to be lower in calories than regular mayo.

spectrum light mayo

AvonaiseThis brand seems to be rising in popularity from what I’ve seen. It’s based on avocado oil instead of canola, which means that it’s probably healthier than the other vegan mayonnaise.

avonaise vegan mayo

Vegan Yogurt

Vegan yogurt is quite expensive, and I still don’t think it’s quite at the level of dairy yogurt (which I used to eat a lot of).

Still, it’s better than nothing if you love yogurt or are just craving it.

So Delicious Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative. Known for their non dairy milk and ice cream, So Delicious also makes vegan yogurt.

so delicious vegan yogurt

Silk Yogurt Alternative. This is a yogurt based on almond milk, which Silk is also well-known for.

silk yogurt

Kite Hill Dairy Free Yogurt. Kite Hill makes a variety of vegan dairy alternatives, including this yogurt that is based on almond milk. It comes in multiple flavors.

kite hill yogurt

Daiya Deliciously Dairy and Soy Free Greek YogurtI’ve tried a few different vegan yogurts, and this one was mediocre tasting at best. On the plus side, it does contain a decent amount of protein.

daiya yogurt

Good Karma Dairy Free YogurtThis might be the healthiest option of the bunch, and is one of the few yogurts you’ll ever find that is mainly made of flax milk. A great choice if you have nut allergies.

good karma vegan yogurt

Vegan Butter

There’s barely any difference between vegan butter and “normal” butter these days.

It’s a shame that most vegan butters have palm oil, but Walmart does carry one that does not. Alternatively, you can make your own butter if you want to save money.

Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan ButterAs mentioned, the quality of Miyoko’s products is extremely high. I’ve bought this butter a few times and it’s great. The main ingredients are coconut and sunflower oil. It’s also one of the few vegan butters without palm oil in it.

miyokos butter

I Can’t believe it’s not Butter! Vegetable Oil SpreadIf you’re looking for more of a margarine, this is an option. It’s mainly made from soybean and palm oil.

its not butter

Country Crock Plant ButterCountry Crock is well known for their regular butters, but has also introduced a vegan line of plant butters. They come in sticks as opposed to a block like most others. The only potential downside is that it once again contains palm oil.

country crock plant butter

Earth Balance Made with Olive Oil Buttery Spread. Finally, Earth Balance is probably the easiest to find vegan butter. The taste is great, but it does have palm oil in all flavors (despite my emails protesting it!).

earth balance vegan butter

Smart Balance Butter: Note that only a few flavors of Smart Balance Butter are vegan, and even those have palm oil which many rule it out for you.

smart balance butter

Vegan Meat Alternatives

Walmart’s selection of meat alternatives is decent, but lacking when you compare it to their non-dairy offerings.

They also don’t sell tempeh online (at least not at the moment), but I’m fairly sure I’ve seen it in stores.

Here’s what else you might be interested if you’re looking for plant-based protein.

Primal Strips Jerky Vegan Seitan. If you’re looking for a beef jerky replacement, this is it. The texture and taste is quite similar. The only downside is that it’s super expensive.

primal jerky

Upton’s Naturals Seitan. This is your best option if you’d like a small package of pre-made seitan. It’s still more expensive than making seitan yourself, but also more convenient.

uptons seitan

Turtle Island Tofurky Sausage. These don’t really taste like sausages in my opinion, but do have quite a bit of protein. They are mainly made of tofu and vital wheat gluten.

tofurky sausage

Field Roast MeatloafIt’s certainly not the prettiest thing, but Field Roast is one of your few options when it comes to vegan meatloafs, at least at Walmart. Note that it does contain palm oil.

field roast meatloaf

Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n. Depending on the Walmart, you’ll find different selections of Gardein mock meats available. The quality of all them is high, but it may be hard to find the ones you want since availability can be unreliable.

gardein chicken

General Tso’s Tofu. If you’re looking for a flavored tofu, you can get this one from Walmart.

general tsos tofu

TofuIn addition to flavored tofu, Walmart has a wide selection of your standard plain tofu, with varying firmness. If you’re new to tofu, I recommend extra firm, it’s the closest you’ll get to “meat” (but still quite a bit softer). The softer “silken” tofu is best if you want to make a vegan sour cream alternative where you need to blend it up.

tofu

Vegan Snacks

Some snacks (e.g. chips, popcorn) often end up being vegan by accident. For example, some flavors of Doritos are vegan (not many, but some).

Others are specifically made for vegans.

Here are the most popular vegan snacks that Walmart carries. They’re most chips and candies, you won’t find much in the way of vegan baked goods like cakes or muffins.

Note that many cake mixes are vegan, just use a vegan egg alternative when you make them. Here’s a detailed look at which Betty Crocker cake mixes are vegan.

Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Bars. Most dark chocolate bars happen to be vegan, just check the ingredients for milk products. Walmart has a few brands of vegan, fair trade dark chocolate bars, including Alter Eco and Lily’s.

dark chocolate

Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Mini Chips Snack Pack. Walmart has quite of few Enjoy Life products. They make multiple types of cookies that are vegan, gluten free, and allergy friendly.

enjoy life cookies

Andean Dream Chocolate Chip Quinoa CookiesHere’s another vegan and gluten free option for cookies, made mostly from quinoa instead of wheat. However, these cookies do have palm in them.

andean quinoa cookies

Free To Eat Cybele’s Cookies. Cybele’s cookies are oat based and free of the most common allergens like nuts and dairy. Note that they contain palm oil.

cybeles cookies

Theo Chocolate Salted Almond Butter CupsWalmart carries multiple brands of nut butter chocolate cups. Theo makes almond butter cups, while free2b makes sunflower butter cups.

theo almond cups

Bobo’s BitesThese bites (also come in bar form) taste great. They’re like a mix between a granola bar and cookie, and I believe all the flavors are vegan.

bobos bars

Yumearth Organic Licorice. It’s hard to find vegan licorice, but Walmart stocks this brand. Only downside is that it has palm oil.

vegan yumeart licorice

Zaffi Taffy Fruit Candy. Most taffy isn’t vegan, but this brand that Walmart sells is. Note that it does contain palm oil.

zaffi taffi

Sunkist Fruit Gems. These little fruit gummies certainly aren’t healthy, but they are vegan-friendly (basically just sugar).

sunkist fruit gems

Wholesome Sweeteners DelishfishWholesome Sweeteners is a popular vegan candy company. Walmart sells their gummy fish and bears.

wholesome gummy fish

Surf Sweets Gummy WormsSurf Sweet is the other popular vegan company that makes a variety of candy like gummy worms and jelly beans. Depending on the specific Walmart you go to, you may be able to find them.

surf sweet gummy worms

Sensible Portions Sea Salt Garden Veggie StrawsI’ve eaten way too many of these crunch sticks. Not exactly healthy, but healthier than most other junk food.

veggie straws

Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. Most potato chips are vegan (other than flavors like sour cream). Walmart sells Boulder chips, and a few other brands that accidentally turn out to be vegan.

boulder vegan chips

Halo Top Non Dairy Ice Cream. Halo Top makes low calorie non-dairy ice cream. I wouldn’t say the flavor is great, but it’s decent.

vegan halo top ice cream

Vegan Supplements

Finally, Walmart has a great selection of vitamins that are vegan-friendly.

I’m not going to go over all of them here, just the most commonly needed ones.

Walmart sells many of the best vegan multivitamins, so you have a lot to choose from. There’s also vegan-friendly vitamin B12.

Deva Vegan Multivitamin & Mineral SupplementDeva is arguably the most reputable vegan vitamin manufacturer. Walmart sells a few different Deva multivitamins (e.g. there’s one that’s iron-free).

deva multivitamin

Garden of Life MultivitaminGarden of Life is another popular and trusted vegan vitamin manufacturer.

garden of life multivitamin tablets

Doctor’s Best Multi-Vitamin. Another good vegan multivitamin in case your Walmart is out of other brands.

doctors best

Deva Vegan Vitamins Sublingual B12 2500 mcg TabletsWalmart sells a few vegan vitamin B12 supplements, but I’ll just list Deva’s here, which is probably the most popular.

deva b12 supplement

I’m sure Walmart will add new vegan products over time, so I’ll try to update this page occasionally with anything new I see. Otherwise, feel free to leave a comment and share any of your favorites that I may have missed.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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