Despite what you might think, Costco has a gigantic range of products suitable for vegetarians, and a lot of options for vegans, which are those who do not eat any animal products. Some even say that Costco is expanding its offer of vegan-friendly products, as the number of people with this lifestyle grows around the world.
And although Costco is a national chain, every store is different to the others, because many of their products are subject to availability in the area. We have done an investigation in several stores – we have spies everywhere, at your service – to find which are the best vegan products so that the cows continue to roam happily while you enjoy a delicious, healthy dinner.
Vegan products at Costco
The next time you visit this wholesale, wherever you are in the United States or in other countries (such as Canada, Mexico, or even Iceland), take this list with you. Grab one or two, or all of them, and just be happy: that’s the whole premise, being happy while eating delicious, ethical food.
Maybe you won’t find all the ones we list here, but maybe you will, or maybe you will find a couple of them (for what we have told you before), but don’t miss them if you see them.
If you’re not vegan, we’ve also made a list for you: take a look at this five Costco finds that costumers are loving right now..
Beyond burger: they actually bleed (not kidding!)
The burgers of the pioneer brand Beyond Meat are already a cult: they have become the milestone to reach for other brands that come behind, but few have approached it in texture, aroma, color, and even “blood”. Yes, just as you’re reading it: the Beyond Burgers even bleed, to offer an experience as similar as possible to ground beef burgers. Dont’ worry, it’s not actual blood, but a mix of vegetable natural ingredients that make the liquid look like it.
Bread, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, and maybe some barbecue sauce, and way to go with the classic American burger experience!
Costco’s pie is accidentally vegan
I bet you didn’t know that Costco’s apple pies are accidentally vegan. I say “accidentally” because they were not intended for that purpose, but ended up being a favorite of vegans because, among its ingredients, it has no eggs or dairy, believe it or not.
You can visit the ice cream section of your nearest Costco and search for a vegan ice cream. We’ve got you covered: scroll down.
Crispy Chik’n Patties: you won’t believe they’re not chicken
These lightly breaded patties taste suspiciously similar to chicken, and when we tried them, we had to check the ingredients to determine if we hadn’t made a mistake.
Its combination of herbs and spices -just like Colonel Sanders’- and its crispy crust are your vegan cousin’s best friend. Now, he will not be excluded from the next football match’s BBQ.
Take a look at the frozen section in your local Costco. At home, keep them frozen and throw them straight to the pan.
Violife: Not cheese, but close enough
I’m a cheese lover, and so is my girlfriend (I think it’s one of the things that keeps us together, it’s pure love!). But, from time to time, we also want to try dairy-free equivalents.
That’s where the Violife brand products come into play, after years developing great cheese alternatives that are sold separately or in four-packs: they offer mature Cheddar, Gouda, smoked Cheddar and Mozzarella with cranberries (They should read “just like” in the box, for legal reasons, but they are actually just like cheese!).
Pinky’s Dips: The perfect match for your nachos
Dear friends from Costco and Pinky’s Dips: we need you to add to your offer this dip on sale in bigger presentations! It is a fantastic mixture of spinach and artichokes, elegantly spiced. We tried it cold, but my girlfriend liked it much hotter. It’s slightly spicy, not blow the roof off spicy, just a little.
It’s not available at all Costco locations, so it’s up to you to ask if it’s for sale at your nearest store. We found it for $8.99, which is a bargain for its size! Open a bag of nachos or totopos and enjoy.
Avocado-based ice cream: Yay or nay?
Try inviting your friends to eat a scoop of the Cado Avocado Frozen Dessert the next time you get together for dinner at your house. Then, ask what do they think about this intense, delightful, mysterious ice cream. For sure, it will enchant even the most exquisite chocolate palate.
But what they won’t know is that it’s totally avocado based, which makes it very totally dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and gluten-free. An delicate but tasty healthy chocolate bomb. I assure you that they will be will visit the fridge more than one.