When it comes to convenience, vegan yogurt is unbeatable.

Easy Vegan Foods: The Definitive Gigantic List

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
  • Toast
  • Bagels
  • 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.

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.

The Easiest Vegan Cookbooks

There are numerous cookbooks that are entirely devoted to easy vegan recipes. Some excellent recent picks:

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.

For further reading: please see our vegan cooking and vegan foods pages.
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