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Grocery Shopping the first few months upon arriving in California were a bit of a whole day event.  The local grocery stores were adequate for average items such as tofu and bread however variety was very limited.  I am a spoiled lady, I love choices.  At the time, first-world problems here, the closest Trader Joe’s was an hour away and Whole Foods Market was close to two hours.  Genki Husband and I compromised and we were able to travel each weekend to the TJ’s but not Whole Foods Market.  Now we live in the same city as a TJ’s so it’s much easier.  So those first months were filled with traveling on the road and not much sharing with all of you.  Now I would like to share the first few grocery hauls to all of you Genki Friends.

Vegan Grocery Haul

  1. Zucchini
  2. Edamame
  3. Dish Detergent (Not recommended)
  4. Almond Milk
  5. Italian Salad Dressing (Vegan Approved)
  6. Tempeh
  7. Handsoap
  8. Refried Beans (Vegan Approved)
  9. Tofurky Sausages (Vegan)
  10. Onions
  11. Broccoli
  12. Sweet Corn, frozen
  13. Bananas
  14. Salt and Pepper
  15. Whole Grain Mustard
  16. Tomatoes
  17. Peas, frozen
  18. Tofu

Vegan Grocery Haul 2016 Walmart

  1. Spinach
  2. White Vinegar (Cleaning)
  3. Oatmeal, traditional
  4. Persil Laundry Detergent
  5. Hot Sauce
  6. Plastic Containers for food storage
  7. Shaving Cream
  8. Distilled Water
  9. Sweet pickles (gherkins)
  10. Plastic baggies for food storage
  11. Glass Reusable Storage Container
  12. Plastic Wrap
  13. Spices (Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder)
  14. Laundry Sheets
  15. Boca Chicken-free Patties
  16. Reusable Dish Towel

Vegan Grocery Haul 2016

  1. Adult (over 21) drink (Asahi)
  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Sprouted Whole Grain Bread (Vegan Approved)
  4. Sprouted Whole Grain Bagels (Vegan Approved)
  5. Canola Oil Spray
  6. Pasta (x2)
  7. Sea Salt Potato Chips (Vegan Approved)
  8. Avocados
  9. Chicken-free Strips
  10. Tortillas (Vegan Approved)
  11. Hummus

Some of the items were general necessity items since, at that point in time, we were living in an extended stay condo with all our belongings in storage.  That means not all items are normally in our household, rather more for convenience than not.

What have you been enjoying lately from your local grocery store?