My Vegan Kitchen Essentials & Food Staples

Depending on dietary restrictions, racial heritage, and personal preferences, every home will have a different pantry.

Veganism doesn't mean having to give up tasty cuisine; rather, it means experimenting with new vegan recipes and coming up with inventive ways to prepare your favorite dishes using plant-based components.

Every item in the refrigerator and pantry is a component of a balanced, plant-based diet. The following is a list of items you might find in every vegan kitchen's refrigerator, cabinets, and pantry. Bring out your pens and see what you already have and take note what you don't have yet:


Beans are regarded as a heart-healthy food, particularly if they are prepared without adding a lot of salt. They can be served as a side dish or on top of salads.

  • Chickpeas

  • Black beans

  • Kidney beans

  • Fava beans

  • Navy beans

  • Pinto beans


There is a wide variety of whole grains available for vegans. To ensure enough nutritional intake while being a vegan, healthy grains are a crucial component. Have two or more 100% whole grain bakery items on hand so you may make salads or fritters.

  • Amaranth

  • Barley

  • Basmati & Jasmine Rice

  • Wild Rice

  • Black Rice

  • Brown Rice

  • Buckwheat Groats,

  • Bulgar Wheat

  • Farro

  • Millet

  • Oats

  • Quinoa

  • Wheat Berries


Fresh fruit and dried fruit are both excellent vegan snacks. The fundamental distinction between the two is that since the water has been removed, dried fruits are more concentrated. In terms of blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes, dried fruits have various health advantages. Additionally, their regular consumption might deliver the full advantages of several crucial nutrients.

  • apricots

  • coconut flakes – all sizes

  • cranberries – unsweetened or organic sweetened

  • currants

  • dates

  • goji berries

  • mango (unsulfured & unsweetened)

  • raisins


Who doesn't love a classic pasta recipe? However, we all know that one of Pasta's main ingredients is EGG. and we don't want that! But don't frown yet, as Vegan pasta are now available on the market and vegan pasta turns out to be higher in protein and fiber.

  • Spelt Pasta

  • Brown Rice Pasta

  • Quinoa Pasta

  • Mung Bean Threads

  • Rice Noodles

  • 100% Soba Noodles


However, most vegans steer clear of white flour since it contains potentially hazardous benzoyl peroxide or sodium benzoate, which is used as a bleaching agent. Some staunch vegan adherents view this flour as non-vegan. Hence, we've listed down our fave Vegan flour!

  • Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

  • Whole Wheat Flour

  • All-purpose Gluten free flour

  • Almond Flour

  • Buckwheat Flour

  • Chickpea Flour

  • Cornmeal

  • Oat Flour

  • Spelt flour


In vegan or plant-based cookery, spices are an essential component. They serve as a flavor enhancer, enhancing the flavor and attractiveness of vegan foods.

  • Curry powder

  • Cumin

  • Cinnamon

  • Cayenne

  • Nutritional yeast, to add a cheesy taste

  • Sea salt

  • Kala Namak

  • Turmeric

  • Chili flakes


Oils can aid the body in absorbing nutrients that are soluble in fat. Plant-based oils are a potent, all-natural alternative to chemical-filled commercial oils and they are high in natural antioxidants and vitamins.

  • Avocado Oil

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Cold-Pressed Walnut Oil

  • Canola Oil

  • Sesame Oil

Heart of the Matter

Eating a plant-based diet is simple and economical since the majority of foods are readily available and moderately priced. It doesn't have to be expensive to create a vegan pantry, especially if you're just starting to attempt a vegan diet. You just need a few vegan pantry supplies to create a delicious vegan meal with a ton of nutritious value.

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