A few months ago, I wrote about great vegan products I found at Costco. I thought it was time to feature some new stuff. I can’t get enough of Costco. I am obsessed. The wholesale store’s gas prices are the best (a major bonus in LA), fantastic deals on everything, AND they pay their employees a fair wage. I used to think that a vegan wouldn’t find anything at Costco—isn’t it just meat and giant croissants? I couldn’t have been more wrong.
So here some of my new favorite finds. Of course, products vary from store to store so what I found in my Burbank location might not be in your store. BUT I HOPE YOU CAN GET EVERYTHING.
1. Kirkland Signature Shampoo & Conditioner
Dude, it’s 100% vegan and clearly states that it wasn’t tested on animals. Also, it’s a gigantic bottle that is seemingly endless. The shampoo and conditioner are sold separately for $19.99. They smell great too.
2. Victoria’s Marinara Sauce
I’m from Jersey, and so I’m really picky about my Italian food. In Los Angeles, I miss bagels, real Italian food, and Italian ice the most. ONLY Elizabeth Castoria‘s dad’s marinara sauce with vegan meatballs cuts the mustard for me. But I have to say that this Victoria Marinara Sauce is a good substitute for when I don’t have Elizabeth’s dad’s sauce. You get two giant jars, which can tide me over until I see Elizabeth next.
This company also makes a line of vegan sauces like a vodka sauce and alfredo that are hella good too.
3. Kirkland Almond Butter
I am an almond butter fiend, but the stuff is expensive elsewhere. This giant jar is less than $10, and lets me feed my addiction.
4. Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Mini Tarts
When I saw these tarts at Costco, I freaked out. I love Hail Merry‘s miracle tarts—the Chocolate Raw Almond Butter is my fave (see above), but the Meyer Lemon one is a close second. It’s so cool to see this company at Costco.
5. Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water
Yes, coconut water is everywhere, but the Harmless Harvest brand is the real deal. Costco sells a big pack of four for less than you’ll find for the smaller bottles at Whole Foods. And if you get a pink bottle of coconut water, don’t freak out. It’s natural.
6. Gardein Meatless Breaded Cutlets
I just spotted these bad boys recently. Brendan and I like to douse the breaded cutlets in Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce (accidentally vegan) for buffalo chicken. I cut up a cutlet into slices to put on a salad. I’m going to pair the cutlet with Victoria Marinara Sauce and vegan mozzarella for chicken parm. I’ve also found the Gardein Mandarin Crispy Chick’n and the Chick’n Sliders too.
What great vegan items have you found at Costco?