Huge List of 272 Non-Perishable Vegan Foods [Prepper Guide]

As a vegan, I try to focus my diet on fresh, whole foods. But that doesn’t mean every meal needs to be raw fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of non-perishable, shelf-stable vegan foods to keep on hand.

In this article, I’ve compiled a huge list of 272 non-perishable vegan foods. Whether you’re trying to prep for a hurricane or pandemic… or if you just want to wait a bit longer between grocery store trips—this list will help you out!

The lists below may contain some items that have trace amounts of animal-derived ingredients. Always check the label to be sure an item fits your specific needs.

Vegan Cereals

There are so many vegan-friendly milk options available now—almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and oat milk, just to name a few! So many cereals make appealing shelf-stable vegan options.

A lot of controversy exists about which cereals are truly vegan, though. This is mainly because the fortified vitamin D3 often comes from non-vegan sources. (Read more about Vitamin D in cereal and my thoughts here).

Also, remember to use your discretion when it comes to cereal, as some options are loaded with sugar, and almost all cereals are high on the glycemic index.

This is not an exhaustive list of every vegan cereal. Just a list to get you started!

Rice Crispies
  1. 365 Brown Rice Crisps
  2. 365 Crunchy Cinnamon Squares
  3. 365 Fruit and Nut Muesli
  4. 365 Peanut Butter & Cocoa Balls
  5. All-Bran Buds
  6. All-Bran Original
  7. Annie’s Organics Cocoa Bunnies
  8. Apple Jacks
  9. Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins
  10. Barbara’s Puffins Original
  11. Cap’n Crunch
  12. Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries
  13. Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch
  14. Cascadian Farm Graham Crunch
  15. Cascadian Farm Multi-Grain Squares
  16. Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Crunch
  17. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  18. Cocoa Krispies
  19. Cocoa Pebbles
  20. Cookie Crisp
  21. Corn Chex
  22. Corn Flakes
  23. Corn Pops
  24. Crispix
  25. Envirokids Gorilla Munch
  26. Ezekiel 4:9 Almond
  27. Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax
  28. Ezekiel 4:9 Original
  29. Fiber One Original
  30. Froot Loops
  31. Frosted Cheerios
  32. Frosted Flakes
  33. Fruity Pebbles
  34. Golden Grahams
  35. Grape Nuts
  36. Kashi 7 Whole Grain, Flakes
  37. Kashi 7 Whole Grain, Puffs
  38. Kashi Organic Sprouted Grains
  39. Kashi Strawberry Fields
  40. Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran
  41. Kix
  42. Multigrain Cheerios
  43. Nature’s Path Flax Plus Multibran Flakes
  44. Nature’s Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch
  45. Nature’s Path Love Crunch Dark Chocolate Macaroon
  46. Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise Flakes
  47. Quaker Life Cereal
  48. Quaker Life Cinnamon
  49. Quaker Puffed Wheat
  50. Raisin Bran
  51. Reese’s Puffs
  52. Rice Chex
  53. Rice Krispies
  54. Rice Puffs
  55. Shredded Wheat Original (Unfrosted)
  56. Toasted Oats (Cheerios)
  57. Trix
  58. Weetabix
  59. Wheaties

Non-Perishable Vegan Snacks

Whether you’re craving salty or sweet, there are tons of shelf-stable vegan snacks. While these may not always be the healthiest, you can be sure they’ll hit the spot!

Remember, everything in moderation!

Savory and Salty Vegan Snacks

  1. Baked Lay’s Original Chips
  2. Baked Lay’s Dill Pickle
  3. Baked Lay’s Lightly Salted
  4. Baked Lay’s Limon
  5. Baked Lay’s Ruffles
  6. Baked Lay’s Salt and Vinegar
  7. Carr’s Table Water Crackers
  8. Carr’s Poppy & Sesame Crackers
  9. Club Crackers Original
  10. Club Crackers Multi-grain
  11. Club Crackers Reduced Fat
  12. Club Crackers Buttery Garlic
  13. Fritos Corn Chips
  14. Keebler Toasteds: Toasted Sesame
  15. Kettle Brand Chips (Backyard Barbecue, Jalapeño, Maple Bacon, Pepperoncini, Red Curry, Roasted Garlic, Sea Salt, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Spicy Thai, Sriracha, and Unsalted)
  16. Lay’s Classic Potato Chips
  17. Lay’s Classic Barbecue Chips
  18. Popcorn: Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt
  19. Popcorn: Earth Balance Vegan Aged White Cheddar Popcorn
  20. Popcorn: Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Simply Salted
  21. Popcorn: Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Lime & Salt
  22. Popcorn: Act II Kettle Corn
  23. Popcorn: Act II Butter Lovers
  24. Popcorn: Pop Secret: Sea Salt
  25. Popcorn: Skinny Pop
  26. Pretzels (pretty much all of them)
  27. Pringles BBQ
  28. Pringles Original
  29. Pringles Paprika
  30. Pringles Wavy Classic Salted
  31. Pingles Lightly Salted
  32. Pringles Wasabi & Soy Sauce
  33. Quaker Rice Cakes: Lightly Salted
  34. Ritz Crackers
  35. Ritz Crackers Hint of Salt
  36. Ritz Bits Crackers with Peanut Butter
  37. Ruffles Barbecue Potato Chips
  38. Ruffles Original Potato Chips
  39. Saltine Crackers
  40. Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
  41. SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels
  42. Sun Chips Original Flavor
  43. SnackWells Cracked Pepper Crackers
  44. Stacy’s Pita Chips (Italian Harvest, Multigrain, Simply Naked, and Veggie Medley)
  45. Snyder’s of Hanover Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces
  46. Thomas’ Bagels (Blueberry, Cinnamon Swirl, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything, Onion, Plain, 100% Whole Wheat, and more)
  47. Tortilla Chips
  48. Triscuits Original
  49. Triscuits Hint of Sea Salt
  50. Triscuits Cracked Pepper
  51. Triscuits Rosemary and Olive Oil
  52. Triscuits Roasted Garlic
  53. Triscuits Dill, Sea Salt, and Olive Oil
  54. Triscuits Fire-Roasted Tomato and Olive Oil
  55. Triscuits Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime
  56. Triscuits Brown Rice & Sweet Potato
  57. Triscuits Rye with Caraway Seeds
  58. Triscuits Garden Herb
  59. Triscuits Reduced Fat
  60. Town House Light Buttery Crackers Original
  61. Wheat Thins Original
  62. Wheat Thins Sundried Tomato & Basil
  63. Wheat Thins Hint of Salt
  64. Wheat Thins Reduced Fat
  65. Wheat Thins Multigrain
  66. Wheat Thins Spicy Buffalo
  67. Wheat Thins Zesty Salsa
  68. Wheat Thins Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil
  69. Wheat Thins Multigrain Toasted Chips
  70. Wheat Thins Flatbread: Garlic & Parsley
  71. Wheat Thins Flatbread: Tuscan Herb

Sweet Vegan Snacks

  1. Airheads (all flavors)
  2. Animal Crackers
  3. Brach’s Mandarin Orange Slices
  4. Brach’s Root Beer Barrels
  5. Cracker Jacks
  6. Dots Candy
  7. Dum Dums
  8. Duncan Hines Whipped Frosting (Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Vanilla)
  9. Essential Everyday Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Fruit By The Foot
  11. Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies
  12. Haribo Sour S’ghetti Gummi Candy
  13. Hershey’s Syrup
  14. Jell-O Instant Pudding & Pie Filling (Banana Cream, Butterscotch, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, Coconut Cream, Devil’s Food, French Vanilla, Lemon, Oreo Cookies ‘n Creme, Pistachio, Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla, and White Chocolate)
  15. Jell-O Cook & Serve Pudding & Pie Filling (Banana Cream, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, Coconut Cream, Lemon, Rice Pudding, and Vanilla)
  16. Kool-Aid
  17. Mary Jane Candy
  18. Mott’s Medleys Assorted Fruit Snacks
  19. Munchos
  20. Nabisco Ginger Snaps
  21. Nature’s Path Deep Chocolate Signature Series Cookies
  22. Nature’s Path Ginger Spice Signature Series Cookies
  23. Nature’s Path Lemon Poppy Signature Series Cookies
  24. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (Apple Crisp, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Pecan Crunch, and Roasted Almond)
  25. Nutter Butter
  26. Oreos
  27. Oreo Fudge Cremes
  28. Oreo Chocolate Cones
  29. Oreo Thin Crisps
  30. Swedish Fish
  31. Sour Patch Kids
  32. Super Bubble Bubble Gum
  33. Twizzlers
  34. Wafers (Vanilla Wafers, etc)

Vegan Sides, Staples, & Quick Meals (Non-Perishable)

Sometimes you need something quick and easy to make—so keep some of these non-perishable meals, side dishes, and essentials on hand!

Some of these products may recommend adding non-vegan ingredients to prepare the food, so make sure to substitute those with your favorite vegan options. For example, if the box says to add milk, simply add a plant-based milk.

Non-Perishable Vegan Side Dishes

Are Beans Vegan?
  1. Pasta (most brands and varieties—just avoid eggs)
  2. Banza Chickpea Pasta
  3. Mission Foods Taco Shells (and most brands)
  4. Fat-Free Refried Beans
  5. Rice a Roni Spanish Rice

Ready-Made Meals

  1. Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Ramen
  2. Loma Linda Plant-Based Protein Chipotle Bowls
  3. Nissin Top Ramen (Soy Sauce or Chili Flavors)
  4. Thai Kitchen Noodle Bowls (Hot & Sour, Mushroom, Roasted Garlic, Spring Onion, and Thai Peanut)
  5. Top Ramen Oriental Flavor

Vegan Flavorings & Recipe Enhancers

  1. Campbell’s Mushroom Gravy
  2. Classico Pasta Sauce
  3. Classico Pizza Sauce (Fire Roasted and Traditional)
  4. Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  5. Gravy Master Browning & Seasoning Sauce
  6. Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce (Original, Bold, Thick & Chunky)
  7. Idahoan Original Mashed Potatoes
  8. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Crumbs
  9. Knorr Red Bell Pepper Pesto Sauce Mix
  10. Kraft Shake ‘N Bake Seasoned Coating Mix Original Chicken
  11. Lipton’s Onion Soup and Dip Mix
  12. Liquid Aminos
  13. McCormick Bac’n Pieces
  14. McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix
  15. McCormick French Onion Dip Mix
  16. McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix
  17. Nutritional Yeast
  18. Old El Paso Burrito Seasoning Mix
  19. Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
  20. Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix
  21. Old El Paso Salsa Seasoning Mix
  22. Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix (Original, Hot & Spicy, Mild, 25% Less Sodium)
  23. Ragú Pizza Quick Snack Sauce (Traditional)
  24. Ragú Homemade Style Pizza Sauce
  25. Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix

Best Canned Food for Vegetarians & Vegans

Keeping canned goods around is smart for easy food prep and fast meals—and great in case of an emergency. These make fantastic vegan hurricane food or general vegetarian emergency food:

  1. Amy’s Soups (Alphabet Soup, Black Bean Vegetable Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Vegan Chunky Tomato Bisque, Chunky Vegetable Soup, Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable Soup, Hearty French Country Vegetable Soup, Hearty Minestrone With Vegetables, Hearty Rustic Italian Vegetable Soup, Hearty Spanish Rice & Red Bean Soup, Indian Curried Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup, Lentil Vegetable Soup, Minestrone Soup, No Chicken Noodle Soup, Split Pea Soup, Thai Coconut Soup, Thai Curry Sweet Potato Lentil Soup, Tuscan Bean & Rice Soup, Vegetable Barley Soup)
  2. Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans
  3. Campbell’s Tomato Soup
  4. Coconut Milk (Any Brand)
  5. Healthy Choice Garden Vegetable Soup
  6. Hormel Vegetarian Chili With Beans
  7. Progresso Lentil Soup

Canned & Jarred Vegetables

When you don’t have regular access to fresh vegetables at home, having non-perishable vegetables in the kitchen is a life-saver. Below are vegetables and beans you can get in canned and jarred varieties:

  1. Artichoke Hearts
  2. Beets
  3. Carrots
  4. Corn (all varieties)
  5. Green Beans
  6. Kidney Beans
  7. Garbanzo Beans
  8. Black Beans
  9. Red Beans
  10. Pinto Beans
  11. Cannellini Beans
  12. Mixed vegetables
  13. Mushrooms
  14. Okra
  15. Peas
  16. Pepperocinis
  17. Roasted Red Peppers
  18. Canned Spinach
  19. Canned Potatoes
  20. Tomatoes (diced, crushed, puree, sauce, etc)

Vegan Survival Food

Now we’re getting into the real vegan prepper stuff! Well, kind of. You could stock these items in your kitchen without being a prepper. But they have a bit more of that long-lasting bulk food storage feel to them.

Vegan Freeze-Dried & Dehydrated Food

For vegetarian and vegan survivalists, or even vegans that love to go camping and backpacking, freeze-dried food is a great option.

Below are some brands that have great vegan options for freeze-dried and dehydrated meals:

  1. Alpine Aire
  2. Backpacker’s Pantry
  3. Cache Lake
  4. Good-To-Go
  5. Harmony House
  6. MaryJanesFarm
  7. OMEALS
  8. Outdoor Herbivore
  9. Patagonia Provisions
  10. Trailfork
  11. Wild Zora

Vegan MREs

MRE stands for “meal ready to eat.” They’re a military thing, primarily. But they’d be a great thing to have stocked as a prepper, too. Are there vegan MREs?

The only vegan MRE I’ve seen so far is from MRE Nation, and as I’m writing this post, it’s currently sold out. That said, you can check the sales page here to see if it’s back in stock.

Grains and Staples

Other great sources of survival food are grains, legumes, and more that you can buy in bulk. I remember when COVID-19 first got to the United States, I stocked up on a ton of bulk quinoa and rice—and I still have most of it!

  1. Barley
  2. Bulgur
  3. Couscous
  4. Farro
  5. Grits
  6. Granola
  7. Flour
  8. Lentils
  9. Oatmeal
  10. Quinoa
  11. Rice (All varieties)
  12. Whole Wheat Pasta

Also, take a look back up at some of the beans in the canned section. You can also purchase many of them dried in bags, too!

Dehydrated Soy Protein

Here are three options for dehydrated soy protein that will last quite a while on the shelf:

  1. Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  2. Textured soy protein (TSP)
  3. Butler Soy Curls

Dried Fruit, Nuts, and Seeds

Did you know that nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are non-perishable? Nuts are a great snack for vegans, containing protein, fiber, and health fats. Dried fruits are high in sugar, but they pair well with nuts and seeds for an energy-dense snack.

Below are some dried fruits, seeds, and nuts that are great to store:

  1. Almonds
  2. Apricots
  3. Bananas
  4. Blueberries
  5. Brazil Nuts
  6. Cashews
  7. Cherries
  8. Chia Seeds
  9. Coconut
  10. Dates
  11. Flax Seeds
  12. Hazelnuts
  13. Macadamia Nuts
  14. Mango
  15. Peanuts
  16. Pecans
  17. Pistachios
  18. Pumpkin Seeds
  19. Sunflower Seeds
  20. Walnuts

Vegan Food Storage

If you really want your non-perishable food to last, you need to take care to store it properly.

Certain foods, such as canned, jarred, and freeze-dried meals, will be easier to store—they’re already in containers that’ll keep them fresh.

But others, like your dried beans, legumes, grains, and nuts will need to be properly stored. Proper food storage will ensure that no critters can get into your food stash.

For these foods, you’ll want to purchase BPA-free, airtight containers, like this set from Rubbermaid (Amazon link). Make sure to wash them out with soap and water first, and ensure they’re completely dry before filling them up.

Placing silica packets in the containers can also help ensure freshness and longevity. Just make sure not to eat those later! (Silica is vegan—but it’s not edible!)

Cool, dark spaces with regulated temperatures are best for storing your vegan survival food.

Two More Recommendations for Your Vegan Journey

1. This is the best vegan multivitamin I’ve found in 13 years of being vegan. It has vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3—and nothing else. Translation: It only has the nutrients vegans are actually low in. Read my full review of Future Kind’s multivitamin here (with 10% discount).

2. This is the best vegan starter kit I know of. It’s a bundle of 9 beautiful e-books that help you transition to a healthy plant-based diet—the right way. The advice is spot-on, and it has print-outs and checklists that make it easy to implement. Read my full review of Nutriciously here.

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