Vegan Online Stores: A Handy Guide

From food and snack items to clothing and shoes, household and cleaning supplies, and even vegan treats for your nonhuman friends, the range of items that can be found at these virtual supermarkets might leave you wishing they had a brick-and-mortar location right in your town!

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Many of us remember the days when there were fewer vegan online stores than you could count on one hand, but today, it seems like they’ve become a world unto themselves. Not only is the range of vegan products growing every day, it seems like the number of stores that sell them is also increasing year by year.

From food and snack items to clothing and shoes, household and cleaning supplies, and even vegan treats for your nonhuman friends, the range of items that can be found at these virtual supermarkets might leave you wishing they had a brick-and-mortar location right in your town! With the emergence of more vegan online outlets, customers can know they will find their favorite products, including items which may not always be available at more mainstream stores, whether in-person or online. As an added bonus, shopping directly at a vegan online store is a great way to learn about the latest in new vegan products.

Not sure where to start on your online ordering journey? Each vegan online outlet is a little different, with variation in product lines and brands that they stock, so it’s worth shopping around a few of them if you can’t find what you’re looking for right away. We’ve got you covered with details on eight of the top-rated vegan online stores for groceries and household items to best suit your needs.

Vegan Essentials

Vegan Essentials is the “OG” that many of us remember from way back, so it always feels good to support them as one of the first to provide the vegan community with an online shopping location. Not only does Vegan Essentials have roots in vegan history, this site continues to hold its own right here in 2022. Winning the prize of ‘Best Vegan Online Store/Grocer from 2005-2020,’ Vegan Essentials is a great contender on our list of vegan online stores you should check out. Aside from food, Vegan Essentials also supplies apparel, household and cosmetic items, as well as animal and garden supplies.

Vegan Black Market

This online market has two goals: to make sure everyone has access to vegan options, and to reduce our overall carbon footprints by having people get all their shopping done in one place–and delivered to their door. Vegan Black Market ensures that vegan products are more accessible in smaller, rural towns and also offers discounts on bulk orders under their “Bundle & Save” section.

Enter the code GENTLEWORLD at checkout and generate a 5% commission to aid in Gentle World’s vegan education efforts, while saving 10% on your order (10% discount is sitewide all year long, with no order minimum.)

VEDGEco

This online grocer is known for its origin in Hawaii and its move to national shipping in 2020 when COVID lockdowns called for more sustainable, vegan options, delivered to the home. VEDGEco is comparable to Costco in that it sells its products in bulk. The first nationwide plant-based wholesaler, with a goal of “bringing freedom of food choice to independent restaurants and businesses,” VEDGECo ships frozen plant-based products in bulk to the restaurant and wholesale food industry, as well as to consumers across the U.S.

GTFO It’s Vegan

This online grocer sells food that can be shipped nationwide. It’s worth subscribing to their newsletter just so you can be astounded by all the amazing new products they’re adding all the time! By signing up for one of their various memberships, customers can receive exclusive discounts on a range of items, and even shipping. They provide an option to receive special deals by participating in their research panel, and for those interested in supporting the rise of the plant-based economy, this vegan online store also allows the opportunity for customers to become investors.

Vejii

With a points system to ensure more savings and a price-match guarantee, and a selection of over 3000 vegan products (!) Vejii’s benefits are hard to beat. Order groceries, vitamins, cosmetics, home supplies, non-human animal necessities, and even vegan wines from their easy to use website, and don’t forget to check the “Vejii Express” tab for 2-day shipping!

Plant Based Grocery

If you’re looking to step away from bulk shopping, Plant Based Grocery has what you need! Originating in Dallas, Texas, this locally based grocer now ships nationwide. Focusing on small-batch and small businesses, Plant Based Grocery encourages its consumers to support local shops, and helps them do so! One benefit for people who live in the Dallas area is that they can save on shipping by making arrangements for local pickup. Pretty cool.

Super Vegan Market

Free membership to all customers (free shipping alert!) and a cheat sheet for deciphering nutrition labels? Sign us up! Super Vegan Market supplies food and other items with cost-free shipping and other discounts included in their membership which is free to all. Check out their ‘Learn a New Word’ section to find a list of words to look out for on other products in your life to ensure they truly are vegan–though Super Vegan Market swears that you won’t need their list for any of the products they carry!

The Vegan Warehouse

Considered the “Etsy of Vegan Marketplaces,” The Vegan Warehouse is the go-to stop for beauty and skincare products, apparel and home supplies. Featured in the New York Times and InStyle, this vegan online store donates 10% of its profits to animal sanctuaries. Signing up as a TVW Insider will net you points, discounts, and even free gifts. They have a 30-day “no questions asked” return policy, which is nice for peace of mind, and they also have an ambassador program.

Vegan online store The Vegan Warehouse offers a wide range of vegan items

Ready to Shop?

Ordering groceries and household items online is becoming more and more common for many of us. By escaping long lines and the hassle of your favorite items being out of stock, online ordering saves you time–and can even save you money if you know how to shop for deals!

Shopping can be hectic sometimes, and even a hassle, especially when trying to find your favorite specialties at typical grocery stores. Use the vegan online stores above to find your new go-to one-stop shop for all foods and goods of the vegan variety.

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