I think it’s a good idea to be prepared in case you or someone in your family gets sick, or if you aren’t able to go out shopping for food. So I have created this list of vegan pantry staples you can stock up on, and tasty vegan meals using those pantry items .

Non-Perishable Vegan Pantry Foods

This is a list of foods that last for weeks or months in the pantry or freezer. Remember that if you or one of your family members gets sick and has to be cared for at home, it’s a good idea to have some ready-made foods on hand.

Grains & Pasta

  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Crackers
  • Rice noodles
  • Macaroni
  • Flour
  • Vital wheat gluten
  • Cornmeal
  • Couscous
  • Shelf-stable rice milk
  • Farro
  • Muesli

Beans, Nuts & Seeds

  • Dry beans
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Raw & roasted cashews
  • Soy beans
  • Soy curls
  • TVP
  • split peas
  • lentils
  • Chia seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Canned veggies
    • corn
    • tomatoes (paste, sauce, crushed, etc.)
    • potatoes
    • peas
    • vegetable broth
    • green beans
    • artichoke
    • olives
    • sauerkraut
    • chilis
  • Root vegetables
    • potatoes
    • onions
    • beets
    • carrots
    • sweet potato
    • rutabaga
    • turnip
    • garlic
  • Frozen vegetables
    • frozen peas
    • frozen broccoli
    • frozen carrots
    • frozen vegetable medley
  • Frozen fruits
  • Dried fruits
    • dried apricots
    • raisins
    • prunes
    • dates
  • Spices & vegetable-based bouillon

Pet Food

  • Dry food (I like Natural Balance)
  • Canned food

Prepared Foods

  • Canned soups (look for the Amy’s brand in the US)
  • Frozen veggie burgers
  • Frozen crumbles
  • Pasta sauce


  • Dry gatorade powder or pedialite
  • Dry tea
  • shelf-stable plant based milk

Emergency Preparedness Supplies

This is a list of supplies that are good to have on hand in case there’s an extended period of quarantine or shelter in place.

Vitamins & Herbs

  • Multi vitamin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3
  • Airborne
  • B12
  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry syrup


  • Children’s medication
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • NyQuil / Dayquil
  • Theraflu
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Filled prescriptions
  • Cough drops

Medical Supplies

  • Face masks
  • Alcohol pads
  • Alcohol
  • Peroxide
  • Menstrual pads
  • Gloves
  • First aid kit
  • Alcohol sanitizing spray

Household / Cleaning

  • Bleach
  • Clorox wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex
  • Dish soap
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  1. Kelly Anthony on March 13, 2020

    this is such a great and helpful tool to have on hand. I love that you included lots of yummy recipes too.

  2. Aimee Mars on March 13, 2020

    This roundup is amazing! We live in a hurricane-prone area and during these times of panic, I never know what to purchase foodwise. Normally I buy fresh foods, but this is a great list of things I can get and not have to worry about it going bad.

    • Shannon Hakala on March 13, 2020

      Glad you found the list helpful, Aimee!

  3. Dannii on March 13, 2020

    We usually have a well stocked pantry, and lots of these are staples for us.

  4. Lisa Lotts on March 13, 2020

    5 stars
    This is a great comprehensive list! I find that i try to keep many of these pantry staples on hand anyway, but I’ve definitely bought a few more boxes just in case. Also – a good thing to have is pasta sauce — which can be doctored up with other pantry staples like canned artichokes, olives and wine!

  5. Soniya on March 13, 2020

    Very helpful npost! Thanks for sharing it with us ? added few things to my grocery list that i missed.

  6. dy on March 21, 2020

    This is amazing for a beginner like me. thank you!


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