Do you want to add more quick and easy vegan foods to your diet? Then you’ve come to the right place. This page features a stupendous assortment of ready-to-eat vegan foods. Some of these items are super healthy, while others are guilty pleasures. As you’ll see, the possibilities are practically endless.
The World’s Easiest Vegan Foods
Everything listed on this page is either ready-to-eat or can be made in minutes. These foods are consistently vegan. Nevertheless, always check the ingredients of packaged items to confirm.
Quick Vegan Breakfasts
- English muffins
- Breakfast cereal
- Vegan yogurts
- Frozen vegan toaster waffles
- Quick or instant oatmeal
Easy Vegan Lunches & Dinners
You can make any of these meals in minutes. Not only are these items tasty, most are highly nutritious.
- Sandwiches and wraps
- Pre-made vegan sushi (sold by many natural food stores & supermarkets)
- Bagels with nut butter, hummus, or vegan cream cheese
- Avocado toast
- Indian vegan curry pouches over frozen microwavable rice
- Roasted vegetables
- Soup or vegan chili (canned)
- Spaghetti & tomato sauce
- Vegan mac & cheese
- Quesadillas with tomato sauce or salsa & vegan cheese
- Brown rice and peanut sauce
- Salads (to increase protein and satiety, top with beans, marinated baked tofu, nuts, or seeds)
- Soup cups, canned soups, & ramen (Many brands are vegan, but watch the salt!)
- Canned vegetarian baked beans or chili.
- Frozen vegan pizzas (Daiya and some Amy’s)
Quick and Easy Snacks
Sometimes all you want is a quick snack. Our vegan snacks page offers a complete assortment of delicious and ready-to-eat snack ideas.
No-Fuss Side Dishes
The key to making an effortless vegan transition is to have a pantry and refrigerator full of delicious vegan foods that can be prepared without any fuss.
Here are the most convenient foods to keep in your kitchen. Just read this short list and then take it grocery shopping with you, and your transition to a vegan lifestyle will be halfway complete.
- Pickles & krauts
- Salsa, guacamole, or hummus with sliced veggies or tortilla chips
- Baked yams, sweet potatoes, or potatoes (garnish w/margarine or olive oil & spices)
- Edamame (boiled soybeans)—sold in the freezer of most natural foods and Asian markets
- Broiled Brussels sprouts, sesame oil, chopped hazelnuts, salt
- Hash browns or tater tots
- Finn Crisp crackers & nut butter or hummus
- Rice cakes spread with almond butter
- Pappadams (microwaved)
You might also wish to periodically cook some rice, and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. It’ll heat up in the microwave in no time, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to many vegan dishes.
When it comes to delicious beverages, vegans have all sorts of convenient options.
- Vegan milks (We recommend unsweetened organic soy or Ripple)
- Coffee (perhaps with vegan creamer)
- Vegan chai
- Fruit smoothies made from unsweetened soy milk & blended fruit
- Fruit or vegetable juices
- Protein powder shake
The Easiest Vegan Cookbooks
There are numerous cookbooks that are entirely devoted to easy vegan recipes. Some excellent recent picks:
- Fast Easy Cheap Vegan, by Sam Turnbull
- Plants Only Kitchen, by Gaz Oakley
- Effortless Vegan, by Sarah Nevins
- One-Pot Vegan Cookbook, by Gunjan Dudani
- Vegan on a Budget, by Olivia Biermann
The above books are only the start of your choices. For the best recent titles covering every vegan cooking niche imaginable, visit our vegan cookbooks page.
More Vegan Resources and Food Ideas
You can find more convenient vegan foods by checking out our vegan grocery, which features the best deals from Amazon.com.
For more ideas, check out our breakfast, lunch, dinner pages. Additionally, to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need, please read Ginny Messina’s Nutrition Guide. For more help moving your diet in a plant-based direction, see my “How to Go Vegan” guide.
If you want to better understand why people move toward plant-based diets, my “Why Go Vegan?” essay offers an excellent introduction.