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Grocery Stores

All supermarkets have a growing selection of plant-based foods, here are some highlights:

  • Whole Foods - The largest selection of plant-based meats and cheeses, along with great vegan versions of your favorite foods. It's a great place to see what's available, especially the Chandler and Mayo Blvd locations.

  • Trader Joe's - A variety of vegan products and many hidden gems, see here http://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/vegan and here http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/best-vegan-products-from-trader-joes#.gpYKBZlyZ

  • Sprouts - Natural foods gorvery store with a good selection of vegan foods.

  • Lee Lee International Supermarket - The largest international market in the valley, offers many premade vegan items, cheap vegetables, and spices and sauces to make your international favorites.

  • Costco / Sam's - Great for buying quantities on a budget, each has several vegan speciality products.

Fast Food and Chain Restaurants

For a detailed listing of vegan options at fast food and chain restaurants, check out  VeganEatingOut.com

Websites

TryVeg.com - The why's and how's of vegetarian eating

ChooseVeg.org - Your guide to vegan and vegetarian living - including video recipes

VeganHealth.org - Staying healthy on plant-based diets, by Jack Norris, RD. Don't miss the daily recommendations

Phoenix Community

AZ Vegan Nation - A MultiCultural Meetup  - Potlucks and social activities - everyone is welcome with open arms!

Animal Advocates of Arizona - Dining out, social activities and outreach opportunities

Cookbooks

Recommended by Vegan.com - a list of "first" vegan cookbooks by Erik Marcus

Vegan Starter Guides

List of Vegan Guides - by Vegan.com

How to be a Vegan  - by VeggieSecret.com