Tips

You can basically find everything you need to be healthy at your local supermarket. All supermarkets have a range of fruits, vegetables, non-dairy milks, beans, lentils, chick peas, nuts, tofu, bread, rice, pasta… For more luxury products, see the health food section for products such as vegan chocolates and chips, see the chilled section with the tofu for mock meats and dairy substitutes, and there are also vegan options in the frozen section.

 

It is also great to visit other shops for more “specialty” vegan products. Health food shops and specialist organic stores will often stock a range of vegan food products, as well as vegan household products. Cruelty free shops such as Loving Hut are particularly worth supporting! When you are not shopping at such cruelty-free shops, read the label carefully for animal products. You will soon learn the names of the different animal ingredients and what is vegan and what is not. It will get easier and easier as time goes on, and is likely to become second nature to you in not too long.

 

‘This product may contain traces of…’

“Many products display a disclaimer that they may contain traces of: fish, eggs, milk, nuts etc. It is a requirement for companies to label food that does not directly contain these items but has been made on the same machinery as products that do. Whether you choose to consume these products is a personal choice”.[1] For this website, we have included products that may contain traces of animal products as vegan. Although ideally we would like to consume only products made in factories with only vegan products, we consume products that contain traces of animal products. Allowing the consumption of such products greatly increases the variety of foods you can consume without contributing to the demand for animal products in any way. It is this demand that we hope to reduce and eventually eliminate through veganism. If you are not happy to consume products that contain traces of animal products, check the label before you buy the products mentioned on this website.



[1] This is taken from the pamphlet ‘veg*n shopper: an essential pocket reference’ by Emily Clark.