Have you been to a store where the frozen veggies are just next to the meat section?
This can surely spoil a vegan shopping experience!
Not in these special locations, though, where everything on offer is cruelty-free! This is what I call grocery shopping heaven! No label reading, no second thoughts about the ingredients. Absolutely everything in these supermarkets is vegan-safe! Watch out for them if you’re travelling to any of these locations this summer!
Just last month, the popular French organic grocery chain Naturalia opened three new all-vegan stores called Naturalia Vegan. Each location offers over 2,000 products ranging from produce and packaged foods to personal care and household products. If they do well, the company says there’s a good possibility they’ll open more!
GreenBay is London’s first all-vegan grocery store, complete with its own “meat” and “cheese” sections. How very proper.
Sweet to Lick: Long Island, NY
Long Island’s first vegan market, an offshoot of Sweet to Lick vegan bakery, has just opened. Even better, the owner plans to partner with a dietitian to advise shoppers on how to plan vegan meals and stick to their plant-based diets. Say what you will about Long Island, but that’s really cool.
Many claim that Berlin is the new epicenter of veganism, and it’s not hard to see why. Veganz, an all-vegan grocery chain, has full-size stores in Berlin, Prague, and Vienna. The Berlin location has local produce and all the goodies you want on its first floor—but that’s not all. The second floor has the vegan shoe retailer Avesu and Berlin’s first “clean eating” restaurant, The Bowl. Um—yes, please!
HaGal Hayarok (“Green Wave”): Tel Aviv
Competing with Berlin for the status of most vegan-friendly city is Tel Aviv, where you can find the all-vegan grocery HaGal Hayarok serving the city’s sizable vegan population. Rumor has it that the store is considering becoming a chain.
Vegan Supply: Vancouver, Canada
Vegan Supply has not only a large online store but also a physical location in Vancouver, another very vegan-friendly city.
Food Fight! Grocery: Portland
Food Fight! Grocery has perhaps the best tagline ever: “Bumming You Out Since 2003.” Vegans, amiright? I’d expect nothing less from one of the best vegan cities in America.
Riverdel: Brooklyn, NY
OK, so it’s more a market than a full grocery store, but Riverdel makes the cut for having not only an amazing selection of artisanal vegan cheeses but also ice cream, sauces, crackers, coffee creamers, and plenty of other goodies. Stop here before your Prospect Park picnic and you won’t be disappointed
The Cruelty Free Shop: Australia
With several locations throughout Australia, The Cruelty Free Shop is a huge all-vegan market with an online store to match. Vegemite, anyone?
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