vitacost.com You can find dairy-free protein powders, McDougall vegan foods, and nutritional yeast. They have pretty good prices also.
I wish we had Trader Joe or Whole Foods here in Grand Junction but I shop at Vitamin Cottage for tempeh, daiya cheese substitute and soy yogurt because the other grocers do not consistently carry these products.
Hi Amanda, Some essentials that I use in vegan cooking are local/organic veggies, lentils, beans and tofu. I like to shop at Trader Joe's for low prices on beans, tofu and local/organic veggies. Lentils and other things you can get at any regular grocery store and they're very cheap. Both red and green lentils are great for different recipes/seasonal cooking.
The biggest one is nutritional yeast. I found it at our store but it is a huge jar and it was $14. I just wanted a smaller one at first to try it out, and I have saved quite a few recipes that call for it. Some other things I was looking for were vegan cheeses (cheese is a huge addiction for me... our local store sells some vegan varieties but some of it is not vegan-- still has caseins in it) and carob chips. And, I just kind of wanted to look around.
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Anyone have any favorite sites for the best deals re: vegan cooking? I went to our health store and they didn't have much that I was looking for. What they did have was either in huge quantity or outrageously expensive.
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