Comprehensive list of all the dry store foods you might want to consider having in your cupboard. Try buy organic where possible!

Organic Vegetable Stock

A good veggies stock is essential in anybody’s cupboard. Used in 1000’s of recipes. Also use when cooking rice or quinoa to liven up the taste.


Nutritional Yeast

Or as the kids are calling it nowadays ‘Nooch’. This stuff will add a nutty cheese flavour to anything you put it with. Great for pasta, soup, stews or even just as a topping on pizza or in wraps. Makes sure you buy one fortified with B12.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Essential for making vegan mayo! Add to salad dressing or just drink it! It has many positive health benefits.


Dried Beans & Legumes

Always have the following at hand and try avoid using canned beans where possible.

  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas (Hummus!!!!)
  • Kidney beans
  • White Beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Cannellini beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas (frozen is fine)


Don’t just buy regular pasta which is bad carbs. Try more complex carbs like pulse pasta made from peas, chickpeas and beans.



Young Jackfruit

If you haven’t yet heard, jackfruit is the most versatile food in plant-based food. You can make pulled pork, chicken and fish dishes with these ‘miracle fruit’.


Mixed Nuts

Nuts are packed with essential nutrients. Awesome for snacking or using in cooking/adding to salads.



Seeds are packed full of essential nutrients for the body are great for vegans.


Mix it up! don’t just stick to canola or sunflower oil. There are much healthier and diverse oils you can use in your cooking.

Coconut Sugar

Awesome for baking instead of using brown sugar. Has a treacle type taste. Also great for adding on top of your morning oats.



An amazing replacement for honey!



Perfect for making cakes and date balls!


Vegan Jerky

A quick high protein snack should be in every vegans cupboard. Check out the top companies making it here.


Nut Butters

Every vegan should have a few nut butters hanging around in the cupboard!

Vegan Fish sauce

Essential for Asian recipes!


Coconut Aminos

Use just like soy sauce. Adds great flavour to stir frys and good seasoning for tofu.


Hot Sauce

Essential in all households irrelevant if vegan or not!


Vegan Butter

For some people, butter is a hard food to give up when going vegan. Don’t worry, you don’t have to!

Buy in supermarkets.