Online Vegan Shopping Guide: Canada, USA, Australia, UK, and Beyond!

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Do you ever start a project with zest and vitality only to feel like you’ve created an uncontrollable monster after a couple hours?

Examples: Cleaning out your closet. Organizing a pantry. Home renovations. Writing a thesis. Wedding thank yous. Sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.

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Well, that’s sort of how I felt with this little pet project of mine. What started as an innocent list quickly became a huge undertaking. I asked you for suggestions yesterday on twitter and Facebook for online and in-person stores and they came a floodin’ in! (If you are curious, check out the list here on my Facebook page). My list quickly turned into 4 pages of chicken scratch. Originally, I started making a blog post linking and organizing ALL of the in-store and online vegan stores across the world. You can see how I quickly got in over my head. After working on it all day yesterday, I decided to just focus on the online stores for this post and then figure out what I will do with the storefront list after.

This vegan online shopping guide is a follow-up to Monday’s “Inside my Vegan Pantry” post. My goal for this guide today is to bring awareness to all of the wonderful vegan & vegan-friendly online stores. Feel free to do some price comparing to get the best bang for your buck.

Most of the stores below are food-related, but I also included some clothing and cosmetics as well.

I will add to this list as other recommendations come in (feel free to let me know about other online stores in the comment section!). It’s also likely that I missed some of your suggestions on Twitter and FB yesterday, so you can comment below if you don’t see it on the list and I will add it in.

Online Vegan Shopping Guide

Keep in mind that some of the online retailers below do ship within North America or even world wide.

Canada:

 

USA:

 

Australia:

 

United Kingdom:

 

Germany:

 

France:

 

New Zealand:

 

Tell me below what I’m missing from this list!

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Michaela@pilgrimageofhealth April 11, 2012

Wow, this is incredibly helpful. Thanks for putting the work in for all of us! Breaking up the posts is also good–otherwise I think I’d be way too overwhelmed!

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Paul Cole April 11, 2012

Hi

In the UK, you could add: http://www.soundbitesderby.org.uk/

They do have an online shop, but only deliver to Derby (East Midlands) and the surrounding area. Lovely shop, though and nice people.

They also sell non-food items.

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Rebecca April 11, 2012

Now the real questions…do any of these ship to Paris, France? :)

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Mallory April 11, 2012

http://www.bodysense.com is good for cosmetics. Also http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ is a database for cosmetics and has a rating system to help you prevent exposure to toxic chemicals.

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Sabrina R April 11, 2012

AWESOME References!! Thank you :)

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Jane April 11, 2012

I’m a huge fan of Vitacost! I buy a lot of grains and vitamins (especially quinoa and millet) from this site. If you sign up through my link below, you’ll even get an instant $10 credit! Shipping’s 4.95, so you could get nearly 2 pounds of quinoa for $5 shipped!!
http://www.vitacost.com/Referee?wlsrc=rsReferral&ReferralCode=3233998

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Amanda @RewildYourLife April 11, 2012

http://www.100percentpure.com is an amazing cruelty free makeup company that I LOVE!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 11, 2012

This is awesome – thanks for compiling this! Just wondering though – what’s the advantage to buying online? Is it just that you can get hard-to-find products or are the products cheaper (and if this is the case, are they still cheaper after factoring in shipping?)? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2012

I think online shopping can be a great way for ppl to get access to products they might not be able to find in their own area. It’s also fun to price compare and see if you can get a better price or even free shipping. I don’t do a lot of online shopping myself, but there are things I only buy online like chia seeds in bulk and raw buckwheat groats in bulk.

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Sabine April 11, 2012

I am not exactly vegan, but becoming more and more high raw vegan. For the last year I had a hard time finding good stuff. For example: I wanted to try chia seeds, but I cannot buy them in regular shops here in Germany (at least, where I live).
Now I buy them -and other things like raw bars- online. Chia seeds are now a staple in my pantry and my diet!!

So let me add some links for Germany (and maybe other european countries). Hopefully they might help somebody else from around here :) .

http://www.vitakeim.de

http://www.organicfoodbar.de

http://www.pureraw.de

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Natalie April 11, 2012

I LOVE livesuperfoods.com. Great site with great products!!

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Jessica April 11, 2012

Hey! I made a similar list here: http://www.rabbitfoodgrocery.com/?p=188

There are always new stores popping up, and I need to compile mine with yours, and add a few new stores that are just opening up.

:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2012

great list Jessica!

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Elly April 11, 2012

Oh wow, thanks Angela! In Australia we also have Honest to Goodness for buying bulk organic whole foods http://www.goodness.com.au/

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jsoleil April 11, 2012

Thank you so much for this! I’m Australian but might be moving to the States soon so this is very helpful!

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jsoleil April 11, 2012

Also Australia has the Cruelty Free Shop which ships all over the country.

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes April 11, 2012

Whoa, this is awesome! I can’t think of any to add but I will definitely reference this!

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Emma Kate April 11, 2012

Thanks for including lil ol’ New Zealand :)

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Abby @ Change of Pace April 11, 2012

This is awesome! We’re from Canada, too, and I’ve had some trouble finding certain ingredients. I’m sure I’ll find them on one of the online stores. Thanks!

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Nicole April 11, 2012

I love the site Spencersmarket.com. It does weekly vegan deals and the products seem great. I’ve ordered a few things and they’ve been yummy!

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Heathy April 11, 2012

In the US – http://www.rawguru.com , mountainroseherbs.com, rawfoodworld.com !

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Élisabeth April 11, 2012

Hi Angela!
I like
http://boutiqueprana.com/fr/home/
You can get all the raw nuts, seeds, spice, cacao at a very good price for those near montreal.
And
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
This is the best place to buy organic medecinal mushroom (shiitake, maitake, reishi). They also have seaweed, spouting seed and all kind of herbs and spices. They deliver in USA and Canada.
Thank for the nice ressources!

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Rachel L April 12, 2012

For harder to find, mostly raw bulk food, essential living foods is a great site. Pricey but great quality…and you know where they’re sourced and that they’re actually raw, etc. essentiallivingfoods.com

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Stephanie April 12, 2012

In the UK there are a few really good ones, I think Goodness direct has been mentioned as they have some good vegan products, but they aren’t solely vegan. Some others are:

http://www.detoxyourworld.com/ Raw foods, has great nut butters, chia seeds, maca, carob, flax crackers

http://www.vegan.co.uk/?gclid=COOdv_fdrq8CFYsntAodgVzjmQ chocolate, drinks, sauces, cake mix, etc

http://www.veganstore.co.uk/ vegan eggs, groceries etc

http://www.honest-to-goodness.org.uk/ food, vitamins, chocolate, cookies/biscuits, bread etc

x Steph

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Paula April 12, 2012

I just tried switching from a pesco-vegetarian diet to becoming a vegetarian and your blog has been helping me a lot. I even tried reading your first few posts. You’re truly an inspiration on living a healthier life. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 12, 2012

Thank you Paula! Goodluck with all your changes :)

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Paula April 12, 2012

I just switched from a pesco-vegetarian diet to becoming a vegetarian and your blogged has helped me a lot. I even tried reading your first few posts and found good reads. You’re truly an inspiration in living a healthier life.

Keep it up! :)

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LizAshlee April 12, 2012

This is great, I can’t wait to check out more of these sites!!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 12, 2012

Whata wonderful list. My friend is Vegan, yet she doesn’t know where to shop, I’m going to pass this information to her. Thank you for sharing!

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Anne @ Zen and Genki April 12, 2012

Great post, Angela! One that I’ll definitely be saving – thanks!
Anne

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Kristen April 12, 2012

USA – I have been ordering tons of great products from http://www.nutsonline.com

AWESOME company!

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brianna April 12, 2012

Thanks for sharing this list. There aren’t many options for vegan food/shopping in Vegas.

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Sasha April 12, 2012

In Canada another great website to find vegan products is http://www.well.ca

They have a pretty big selection of food items, as well as vegan beauty products etc. They do have some things marked as ‘Vegan’ but I’ve notices that not everything that is vegan is marked as such. Best of all, they always have free shipping!

I’ve ordered from them multiple times & I haven’t had any problems yet.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2012

yay I can’t wait to try them!

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Jennifer April 12, 2012
Amanda April 12, 2012

honest-to-goodness.org.uk is also a great UK one – I believe they do free shipping for orders over £40, and they have an awesome 100% vegan store in the Wirral, Merseyside with all sorts of vegan food, toiletries, cleaning products, etc. Also one of the only places in the UK you can get vital wheat gluten.

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Katie Anne April 16, 2012

I posted before about http://www.realfoods.co.uk/, but just wanted to add they sell vital wheat gluten as well, took me ages to find a supplier that does!

x

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Kaitlin April 13, 2012

In Australia, Perth to be specific, we have a fabulous store called “Loose Produce” they have so many bins of beans, flours, grains you name it! You take your own containers or use the supplied bags and just fill ‘em up! They also do some wonderful gluten free cakes that you can enjoy whilt reading magazines. And they do cooking classes.

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H April 13, 2012

Did anyone mention Matt and Nat (vegan handbags that rock!)? Thanks for the list!! :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2012

I dont think do! Do you have a link?

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Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com April 13, 2012

Thank you so much for the list! Such a wonderful resource! You are amazing!

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Anne April 13, 2012

Wow, a huge thanks for including Germany! I’ve been dying to try a few of your recipes (especially the Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites and Mini Peanut Butter Cups in a Jar) but it’s not always easy to find ingredients over here

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Natalya April 13, 2012

http://www.organicsproutedflour.net/ is a great resource for organic sprouted flours, not sure if they are certified gf but they have millet, buckwheat, amaranth and other hard to find flours that are great alkaline grains, plus they are sprouted!
Sequel e store has the Vega products, vegan protein etc.
And I’m sure you have Trader Joes and Whole Foods somewhere on that store front list for later!
Fred Meyer here in the Seattle area is another great store they have a large natural food department.

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Maria April 14, 2012

What a great list. There are a couple of others in the UK- ethicalsuperstore.com/ naturalcollection.com (I think they are the same company), and creamsupplies.co.uk (they do kale chips but lots of other things too).
And I love i-herb- their shipping is pretty good value, and at the moment the “offer code” (once you shop with them you get a referral code for others to use- mine is QOC914) is worth $10 off if you spend $40, which is a pretty good deal (or I think $5 off anything under that)-so the shipping is free with the codes anyway.

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Michaela April 14, 2012
Benay April 14, 2012

To get $5.00 off your first order at iHerb.com, enter coupon code: ENA405. I love that site!

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Ali @ Nourish April 15, 2012

Hi there, thanks for adding New Zealand! An amazing online store is http://www.littlebirdorganics.co.nz their products are incredible.

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