Resources for Vegetarian Food Products
Many major supermarkets and health food markets now stock a wide range of all-veg products, from “cheeses” and “yogurts” to “sausages” and “ground meat” look-alikes. But consumers can also track down a warehouse full of items most markets may not stock—then request management stock them or order them online. Other options for locating vegetarian food products is to go to the website of your favorite food manufacturer, and order directly from them. For sources of shippable food items, the Internet is a treasure trove.
Fantastic Foods: An all-natural, all-vegetarian food manufacturer of such product as soups, entrées, international dishes, and couscous and rice.
VegeFood: This website purports to have the largest online selection of vegetarian food, so chances are that you’ll find everything you want in one location.
The Vegan Store: Selling Pangea vegan foods and a host of all-vegan and cruelty-free house-wares, clothing, and office products, plus much more, this site has a question-answer section for people asking about all-vegan goods. The Pangea staff is located in Rockville, Maryland, but consumers can order all their products online at:
EcoBusinessLinks: For vegetarians/vegans who want “green” and organic goods, this website tells consumers not only which stores are located in which states, but also lists organic farms and organic food suppliers, not all of which are vegetarian.
Melissa’s: Having made its fame and fortune by providing consumers with top-quality, and often unusual, produce, Melissa’s also offer a line of soy-based vegetarian ingredients, including ready-to-eat organic edamame, organic soy nuts, soy slices, soy tacos, and an exhilarating soy chorizo, a Mexican-inspired spicy sausage mixture.