We love good food, and fruits and veggies are #1! We are spending some time this month sharing info about the plant-based foods we have here at the Co-op. Read through for highlights on current sales, our favorite brands, and cooking inspiration throughout the month so you can keep an eye out for all the plant-powered goodness during your next grocery shop.
Fruits and veggies are the foundation of nutrition, providing fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients. Produce is versatile and makes hearty bases and easy substitutes for favorite recipes. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, squash, cauliflower, beans, kale, root vegetables, mushrooms, and many others make great go-to’s for vegan cooking.
WHAT’S ON SALE?
You can find great sales at the Co-op every day, including favorite vegan groceries. Stay up to date on current grocery sales HERE.
Our local vendors are always cooking up the best eats. Some of our favorite locally-made vegan products include Dojo Fresh, By the Brook Tempeh, Simple Kneads, Plantnrgy, Carolina Biscuit Dog Treats, Faux Lox Foods, 18 Chestnuts Soups, Bulletproof Sauces, Sama Spread, and more! Don’t forget brands with vegan options in their product line: Parlour, Ms. Frosty’s Cupcakes, and JPs Pastry, just to name a few.
A great recipe goes a long way when it comes to plant-based eating. And great ingredients go a long way for made-from-scratch meals at home. We love this step-by-step for Dairy-free Cashew Cauliflower Soup.
THE SECRET’S IN THE SPICE
Seasoning is key. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of herbs and aromatic blends at the Co-op for flavorful meatless meals made in your kitchen. Spice things up with King’s Pepper, Zane Gray’s Vegetable Seasoning, or Spicewalla.
GOT DAIRY-FREE MILK?
The Co-op stocks an array of plant milk to offer dairy-free alternatives to your beverage and baking needs. With vitamins, minerals, cholesterol at a minimum, and a smaller environmental footprint, there’s a lot to love. You’ll find oat, almond, flax, cashew, soy, coconut, pea, rice, hemp, macadamia, and other blended plant milks in our Grocery Department, plus dairy-free yogurts, cheeses, ice cream, and more.
MEATLESS IS MORE
Expand your vegan cuisine with our wide selection of plant-based proteins. We stock popular brands, including Beyond Meat, Tofurkey, and Quorn, as well as unique finds and locally made products in our meatless section.
VEGAN MEALS AT THE CO-OP
We offer a variety of housemade and ready-to-eat foods for quick and delicious plant-based meals on the go. Visit the service counter to order our vegan breakfast burritos, Asian Tempeh Bowl, or Cauliflower Wings (served Thursdays). You’ll find vegan sandwiches, salads, wraps, and other deli selections in our Grab n’ Go case.
PLANT-BASED BODY CARE
Our Wellness Department houses a variety of quality soaps, lotion, shampoos, oils, and beauty products made with natural, botanical ingredients. Check out locally made Lo & Behold Naturals, Pur Bella Naturals, and Fillaree.