While we carry animal products, Karma Co-op has lots of options if you’re a Toronto-based vegan, vegetarian or someone looking to reduce meat and dairy in favour of a more plant-based diet.

Want to know what it’s like to shop vegan at Karma? We’ve put together the below grocery guide.

Essentials for a vegan or plant-based grocery list

Karma carries all the basics for a plant-based and vegan shopping list:

  • Seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on local producers and organic options
  • Many whole grains, beans, nuts and nut butters
  • Plant-based proteins like tofu and tempeh
  • Plant-based milks
  • Flavourful vegan ingredients like nutritional yeast and miso paste
  • Clearly labelled plant-based or vegan versions of common grocery store products like hot sauce, ketchup, cookies, dips and ice cream
  • Not just food – Karma carries vegan options for personal cosmetics and toiletries

Vegan and plant-based bulk grocery shopping

Bulk buying can make vegan shopping affordable and budget-friendly. Karma carries hundreds of bulk products and many are vegan/plant-based.

Shoppers are welcome to bring their own containers for all of our bulk items!

In the dry goods section you’ll find:

  • Vegan baking ingredients such as grains, flours/flour alternatives, rice, beans, dairy-free chocolate, sugars/sugar alternatives, dozens of whole and ground spices, and nutritional yeast
  • Nuts, nut butters, lentils, dried fruits, trail mix, granola, coffee beans, teas, dried fruits and vegan potato chips
  • Bulk cooking oils

Karma also carries refrigerated and frozen bulk goods:

  • Bulk maple syrup
  • Organic miso paste in bulk
  • Bulk tofu
  • Frozen fruit in bulk

Prepared and packaged meat-free and dairy-free foods

You can find plant-based and vegan-friendly products that are clearly labelled on Karma’s shelves, including:

  • Vegan marshmallows, cookies, crackers, chocolate bars, sauces and other packaged goods
  • Frozen prepared food, meals and dairy-free ice cream
  • Ready-to-eat prepared plant-based food from local producers – from samosas to sandwich wraps
  • Vegan vitamins and supplements

Vegan meat and dairy alternatives

Besides carrying tofu in bulk, Karma also carries a variety of organic, flavoured, and alternatives to soy-based tofu, as well as:

  • Tempeh, sandwich “meat”, and veggie burger/patties/sausages
  • Non-dairy cheese, yogurt, sour cream and ice cream
  • Oat, almond, soy, and cashew milks