Updated 2018! Vegan Essentials is an online retailer that sells all things vegan, including clothes, cosmetics, supplements, books, housewares, and most importantly, food. Other vegan eshops have popped up, but what makes this one special to us is their selection of dairy alternatives. This includes refrigerated items.
If you can’t find that special cheese sub brand or mock meat in store, there’s a good chance that Vegan Essentials has it. Their prices aren’t cheap, and you do have to pay for the added shipping cost, but it can be a worthwhile splurge to try out some new dairy-free foods.
Beyond the “cheese” and “meat” department, they have a broad selection of vegan chocolate (from bars to sauces), baked goods, whipped cream, and much more. You can even order bakery fresh donuts and “Twinkies” from them.
They can ship any order worldwide. But we only listed them as U.S. because they don’t recommend ordering perishable items for shipping outside of the U.S. It’s an “at your own risk” scenario. However, if you’re ordering foods that won’t melt or go bad in transit, the international shipping should work just fine.