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Vegan food items at Publix and Target

Posted on October 14, 2011 by The VRG Blog Editor

In the summer of 2011, VRG Intern Rita Pruzansky investigated the vegan options available at her local supermarket chains. This is what she found.

Vegan Foods at Publix

Below is a table of the food items at Publix Super Markets that are labeled vegan on the front of the package or in the ingredients list. Many of these products are also labeled as “certified vegan.” This list was made based on the products available in May and July 2011 at a Publix in Coral Springs, Florida. Product availability and their locations within the store may vary. The information about these products was obtained from a regular Publix market, but products may differ at Publix Greenwise markets. There may be a Greenwise section or aisle within the store, containing vegetarian, vegan, organic, and other health foods. Greenwise items may also be mixed in with products in other aisles. Since Greenwise is not entirely vegetarian, keep in mind that meat items may be located in the same area as vegetarian items, and read the package carefully before purchasing.

Section

Product

Also Available In…

Notes

Greenwise Refrigerated

Smart Deli

Bologna Style Protein Slices

Pepperoni Style Veggie Protein Slices

Smart Wings Buffalo is available and NOT vegan, it contains eggs

Smart Dogs Veggie Protein Links

Regular and Jumbo Size Available

Smart Bacon – Bacon Style Strips

Gimme Lean – Ground Sausage Style

Tofurky – Italian Sausage

Kielbasa, Italian Deli, Hickory Smoked, Peppered, Oven Roasted, Roast and Gravy

Turtle Island Foods Tempeh – Smoky Maple Bacon

Sesame Garlic, Coconut Curry

Lightlife Tempeh – Organic Three Grain

Marjon Vegetarian Hamburger Tofu Crumbles – Politely Hot

House Foods Tofu Shirataki – Spaghetti

Fettucine

Greenwise Frozen

Gardein Homestyle Beefless Tips

Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Lightly Seasoned Chik’n Scallopini

Amy’s Burrito – Non-dairy with organic beans and rice

The non-dairy burrito was the only vegan Amy’s burrito (other than the breakfast burrito) that was available when I looked.

Amy’s Rice Macaroni with dairy free cheeze

Amy’s Bowls – Teriyaki

Brown Rice and vegetables

Health is Wealth Chicken-Free Nuggets

This brand sells both real meat chicken nuggets and a vegan variety, and they are sold in the same location

Food for Life – Moophrey Vegan/Vegetarian Burgers

Cluckphrey Vegan/Vegetarian Patties

Bahama Rice Burger – Mediterranean

Bahama Rice Meatballs – Tuscany Italian

Boca Original Vegan Burgers

Greenwise Soups

Dr. McDougall’s boxed soup – Chunky Tomato

Roasted Pepper Tomato, Split Pea, Lentil, Black Bean, Vegetable

Dr. McDougall’s Single serving, Ramen-style – Hot & Sour Ramen

Split Pea, Split Pea with Barley, Tomato Basil Pasta, Whole Grain Lentil Couscous

Muir Glen Organic – Savory Lentil

Southwest Black Bean, Homestyle Split Pea, Garden Vegetable

Amy’s Organic Soups – Lentil

Lentil Vegetable, Black Bean Vegetable, Low fat minestrone, Vegetable Barley

Frozen Entrees

Kashi – Tuscan Veggie Bake

Kashi – Mayan Harvest Bake

Gardein – Mandarin Orange Crispy Chik’n

Amy’s Shepherd’s Pie

Amy’s Mexican Tamale Pie

Amy’s Non-Dairy Cheeze Pizza

Garden Lites Zucchini Marinara

Frozen Ethnic Foods

Macabee Kosher Eggplant Cutlets

Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers

Frozen Breakfast

Amy’s Organic Bowls Hot Cereal – Steel cut Oats

Cream of Rice

Amy’s Tofu Scramble with hash browns and veggies

Amy’s Breakfast Burrito

Frozen Dessert

Amy’s Organic Chocolate Cakes

Ice Cream

So Delicious Frozen Coconut Milk Dessert (1 pint) – Chocolate

Mint Chip, Vanilla Bean, Cookie Dough

So Delicious Frozen Coconut Milk Dessert (1 quart) – Creamy Vanilla

Chocolate

So Delicious Dairy Free Minis – Vanilla

Fudge

The fudge minis are organic.

Vegan Foods at Target

The chart below shows the vegan-labeled products at Target that were available in May 2011 at a Target in Coral Springs, Florida. All products were listed as vegan on the package. This information was obtained from a Target with a fresh foods section. Like Publix, product availability and location of products within the store may vary. Variety of vegan products will depend on which type of Target you visit. Some Targets do not have a fresh food section, and others, “SuperTargets” may have a full grocery store and a more extensive variety.

Section

Product

Also Available In…

Notes

Canned Soups (located in Soup and Bread Aisle)

Amy’s Organic Soups – Lentil Vegetable

Low fat Minestrone, Fat Free Chunky Vegetable

Other Amy’s soups are available that are NOT vegan.

Amy’s Organic Chili – Spicy

Low fat Medium Black Bean

Muir Glen Organic Southwestern Black bean soup

Frozen Dinners

Amy’s Burrito – Non dairy with organic beans and rice

Morningstar Hickory BBQ Riblets

Boca Chik’n Meatless Patties – Original

Spicy

Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles

By Rita Pruzansky, VRG Intern and Psychology Student

8 to “Vegan food items at Publix and Target”

  1. Dave Joson says:

    Macabee Kosher Eggplant Cutlets are not vegan it may be contaminated with eggs and milk as a by-product from processors that use eggs and milk, clearly written on the box!
    Vegan means no dairy, eggs, fish or meat products. Please call it vegetarian not vegan. Some people get a life threatening allergenic reaction to dairy and egg products, even if its only slightly contaminated with egg or milk products!
    Calling it vegan is not to be taken lightly. It gives the consumer a false sense of security about these products. I hope you take more caution in preparing your product list so the consumer can proudly call your product list truly vegan.
    Thanks for listening

  2. Alice says:

    This post is so useful for all the vegan out there!It’s nice to know that someone is thinking about us too!Thanks for the informations!

  3. Very helpful information for vegetarians. Gives you a lot of options. Thanks you.

  4. The VRG Blog Editor says:

    Hi Dave, These are products that the companies have labeled vegan on their packages. You may be interested in our article
    on Why So Many Food Label Disclaimers: http://www.vrg.org/blog/2013/03/14/why-so-many-food-label-disclaimers/

  5. Linda says:

    Thank you so much! Very helpful post. I’m traveling to Sarasota for the first time and have never been in a Publix Supermarket. Now I know I won’t have any problems finding vegetarian and vegan foods. And they carry my favorite brand – Gardein – meat and poultry alternatives. Appreciate your help!

  6. Mary says:

    This is a wonderful post VRG. I’m travelling soon and want to adopt a semi-vegeterian lifestyle! Will be using this :)

  7. Paige says:

    I travel to the States quite often. I will be sure to look for items like these on my travels. Thank you for a great post.

  8. johanna says:

    Awesome article. I recently made the transition over to a vegan lifestyle and have been trying to do a little research. This will make shopping a little easier for me. Ill be sure to share this list.



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