Many people feel that Christmas and Thanksgiving are not proper holidays without stuffing, but if you are vegan or you are catering to vegans, this can be a big problem.
How do you get vegan stuffing? Fortunately for you, there are plenty of options out there, so let’s look at vegan stuffing brands (and where to find them) to make this holiday season easy for you!
Fortunately, when it comes to stuffing, you do have a few different options, as quite a few brands make vegan stuffing. 365 Everyday Value, Mrs. Cubbison’s, Pepperidge Farm, and Arrowhead Mills are among the most popular and widely available options of vegan stuffing brands.
Which Brands Make Vegan Stuffing?
As you may have noticed, there are quite a few options for vegan stuffing, and many different brands make their own. You can make it yourself too, if you choose to (we’ll discuss that later), but holidays can be busy, so if you’d rather buy your stuffing from a store, what are the best choices?
Apart from the brands mentioned above, you can also buy Olivia’s Traditional Stuffing, Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stuffing, or Thrive Market’s Organic Grain-Free Stuffing Mix.
It’s a good idea to buy and sample a stuffing option before you decide to settle on it for your go-to holiday stuffing, because the brands will all have very different flavors, and possibly cooking instructions, so you should check that the one you have chosen is one you like and you think your guests will like.
If you find that you aren’t so keen on a brand, simply try one of the others.
You’ll likely have a lot of different options available to you, even in the vegan category (although you may have to go to a few different stores for this), so don’t settle for one you aren’t too keen on just for the sake of keeping things simple.
Even if you find one you like, it’s a good idea to try out other alternative brands to see how they compare, as you might find something even better.
It is important to make sure that you use only vegan ingredients when making the stuffing, even if the recipe on the back of the packet calls for something else. The recipe might ask for butter, but you will need to switch it to vegetable fat or something similar.
Which Stores Stock Vegan Stuffing?
Many stores stock vegan stuffing, so we’ll break it down by brand to make it easier to find the particular one that you want.
Bear in mind that it is always a good idea to confirm the availability of the product that you want before you make a special trip to the grocery store. Even if other stores in the chain stock the brand, your local one might not, or may have sold out.
Don’t just assume they will have it, or you may be disappointed! So, where do the various brands appear?
First, if you are looking for a 365 Everyday Value Organic Multigrain Stuffing Mix, you should head to Whole Foods. The 365 Everyday Value range is only available at Whole Foods, so if this is the brand you’re after, you will have to make a special trip.
Whole Foods also sells some non-vegan stuffing mixes, so make sure that you are selecting the right option and don’t pick up the wrong one.
If you need Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffing mix, you have a wider range of options, as this is available at Safeway, Target, and Walmart. You can also buy it on Amazon, and both the Herb Seasoned Cubed stuffing and the Traditional Seasoned Stuffing mixes are suitable for vegans.
For Pepperidge Farm’s stuffing mixes, you can head to Kroger, Walmart, or Publix, and the cornbread, herb seasoned, and sage and onion mixes (their whole range) are all plant-based. However, you should be aware that they are not certified as vegan because the sugar is not organic and is therefore processed with bone char.
If you want Arrowhead Mills stuffing mix, you will probably need to go to Walmart or Publix or order it online from somewhere like Amazon. However, this is one of the top vegan stuffing mixes, because it has no animal derivatives, includes organic sugar, and is free from a lot of chemical preservatives that other stuffing mixes have.
If you would like to try Olivia’s vegan stuffing mix, you may need to head to Thrive Market online, and for Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stuffing you will – unsurprisingly – need to visit a Trader Joe’s.
Hopefully, you now have a good range of options for finding vegan stuffing in your local area, but where in the store is stuffing located? We’re going to look at that next.
Which Aisle Should Contain Vegan Stuffing?
It’s no surprise if you’re struggling to find vegan stuffing because it isn’t the most “intuitive” ingredient to locate. If your local store has an aisle dedicated to vegan products, you may want to try there first, but if not, here are a few suggestions.
Firstly, try the home baking aisle. This often contains packet mixes and the like, and is a probable location for stuffing mix (both vegan and otherwise). Often, vegan stuffing will be kept alongside normal stuffing, so do make sure you pick up the right packet and check its ingredients.
If your store has put up a specific “holiday aisle,” try checking that out, as stuffing mix is very likely to be there (especially if your store only carries it seasonally). Next, try out health food aisles or vegetarian aisles for vegan stuffing.
Ask a store worker if you are still having problems, as stuffing can be tricky to locate and may be moved around according to the time of year.
Is It Possible To Make Vegan Stuffing?
If you can’t get or don’t like the vegan stuffing options, you might be wondering about making it yourself. This is possible, and actually not too tricky. There are many different recipes online, but often, they will include most of the following ingredients.
Some linseeds, onion, olive oil, breadcrumbs, nuts, green lentils, an apple, and a few herbs such as sage are the general options, although the specific recipe you follow may call for other things. Make sure that the breadcrumbs you use are vegan.
The nuts will need to be roughly chopped in a food processor, and you will end up pulsing the rest of the mixture in a food processor to combine it, so this is also important if you want to make homemade vegan stuffing.
Vegans are lucky in terms of stuffing brands because there are many options, and it is also not too difficult to make your own at home if you prefer.
You should be able to find a range of stuffing mixes in your local area, such as Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and Publix, but if you are struggling, there are also plenty of online stores like Amazon that sell vegan stuffing mix.
Try the various brands and see if you can find one that you like – you may find that you don’t know it from non-vegan stuffing!