Shopping for vegan food can be a challenge in a small town. Even though my local supermarket is bursting with fresh produce, plant milks, cereals and fruit, the one thing that is lacking is good junk food. It can be extremely challenging to find snack foods and sweets that are vegan. While there are a whole bunch of great “accidentally” vegan items on the shelves, it gets kind of tedious when you have to check every label to make sure that what you’re buying doesn’t contain any animal products.
A few weeks ago I visited The Cruelty Free Shop in Fitzroy, Melbourne and it was like falling down the rabbit hole. It is a vegan supermarket that sells everything from snacks to meat and cheese substitutes, desserts, junk food, cosmetics, toiletries, sex supplies and even clothing. It was so refreshing to be able to fill my cart with whatever took my fancy, and to be spared the tedium of label-checking. I knew that every single item in that place was vegan and I went a teensy bit nuts buying delicious snacks and treats.
The Cruelty Free Shop also has a fantastic online store. I’ve shopped with them online as well and I loved the fast service and awesome range of products.
Here is a full list of the items mentioned in my video:
- Cleo’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Primal jerky strips
- Vego hazelnut chocolate bar
- Marigold gravy mix
- Leahey Gardens macaroni and cheese.
- Booja-Booja almond sea salt and caramel truffles
- Sweet William chocolate spread
- Angel Food smokey Parmesan alternative
- Liquid Smoke
- Tasty Brand fruit gummies
I had such a blast shopping at The Cruelty Free Shop and I can’t wait for my next visit. There are so many rad things I’d love to stock up on the next time I’m in Melbourne.
What are your favourite vegan junk foods? Do you have any questions about vegan shopping or cooking that you’d like me to cover in future posts?
Note: This is not a sponsored post. Everything featured here was purchased with my own money and I was not compensated in any way. I just love this store and the products they sell and am excited to share them with my readers.