Vegan kitchen staples

As someone who loves food and is vegan the worst thing ever to happen is to come home after a long day only to find out that there’s no food whatsoever and you have nothing to cook. You don’t want to order take-away (’cause money) but to go grocery shopping at that time seems like hell as well. This is why I make sure I always have my vegan staples at home, so I can always make a (healthy!) meal. Btw, I make sure I always have it at home by having for example at least two of everything if it’s small and whenever there’s one gone I buy a new one whenever I go grocery shopping again. So for example, I always have two cans of chickpeas, and when I use one I write it down immediately although I still have another one. And if both run out I buy two.


Canned/jarred goods

  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Tomato blocks
  • Any other type of beans, normally kidney, but white and black are also a favourite
  • Coconut milk (the fatty one)
  • Corn
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Vegan butter


  • Bread (I always buy three loafs and keep two in the freezer)
  • Wraps
  • Oatmeal
  • Flour & baking powder – these are not essential but I always have this in my cupboard because they do come in handy for some recipes plus I don’t have to get ALL the ingredients every time I want to bake something


  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Onions

These are all the things I make sure I always have in the house so I can always make some meals. As you can see these are all things that have a very late expiration date and you can keep for quite a while. I obviously also have vegetables and fruit at home but they go off quite quickly and I buy different sorts every week depending on what I feel like having. I am also planning on sharing with you my quick and easy vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner so keep your eyes peeled for that.

I hope you got some ideas from this post and tell me what your kitchen staples are in the comments!

Vegan kitchen staples