While you can find delicious vegan food in every grocery store – things like fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes, beans, nuts, lentils, cereal, chips, granola bars and more (most stores also carry soy milk and a few vegetarian meats in the produce and freezer sections) – the following stores go above and beyond the usual offerings. If you know a store with great vegan goods in the Fresno/Clovis area that we missed, please contact us.
A true gem hidden next to a large office of the Seventh Day Adventist church. The grocery section has an excellent variety of processed vegan foods but no fresh produce. Look for seitan jerky, soy fish fillets, eggplant burgers, soy taquitos, eggless mayonnaise, vegan margarine, gelatine-free desserts, and loads of canned vegetable meats. You’ll find 5-pound bulk packs of Beyond Meat at a huge discount. The ABC store also carries dairy-free chocolate chips, nutritional yeast, vegetable bullion, vital wheat gluten, and TVP.
East Asian grocery with unique selection of regional produce and wide selection of canned goods.
Local Middle Eastern market featuring freshly baked breads, unique spices, and tasty canned goods.
Family-owned Armenian market featuring an excellent assortment of regional spices, canned goods, and unique sweet treats. Produce section is very limited but extremely affordable.
Natural foods and vitamin store featuring an excellent selection of organic produce and vegan specialty goods. Look for non-dairy milks and margarines, refrigerated vegetable meats, cold cereals, cookies, crackers, and more. Definitely pricey but worth a visit.
R-N is two shops in one: a pan-Asian market plus a standard American grocery. The Asian market is the real standout, one of the largest and best stocked in Fresno. Wide variety of noodles, sauces, oils, canned seitan, fresh/dry/frozen soy foods, and the like. Produce selection is fresh with enough fruits and veggies for most everyday needs. Everything is competitively priced.
SaveMart – tons of SaveMart grocery stores throughout Fresno/Clovis. They are adding more and more vegan options.
Large grocer offering an excellent selection of produce, processed vegan foods, and cruelty-free household products. With a wider selection than Trader Joe’s and a lower price point than Whole Foods, Sprouts is a great option for one-stop food shopping. Look for vegan meats, mayos, buttery spreads, cheeses, frozen desserts, cookies, and crackers. There is a limited selection of bulk foods, but we still prefer the pricing and variety of WinCo’s bulk foods section. That said, Sprouts offers an exceptional variety and value to vegan shoppers that’s tough to beat.
Home-based custom cupcake company specializing in vegan baking. All cupcakes and frostings are made from scratch and 100% vegan. The sweets are prepared in a commercial kitchen by a ServSafe certified professional. Information on pricing, ordering, delivery, and the menu can be found at http://sweetelitescupcakes.blogspot.com/.
Target – the Target stores with the grocery stores included have great vegan options!
This national chain offers great products for every vegan’s refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and household. You’ll find vegetable meats, non dairy milks and yogurts, Earth Balance margarine, coconut and soy ice cremes, cookies, crackers, and candies. TJ’s also carries vegan lotions, soaps, detergents, and household cleaners. Processed foods and household items are priced very competitively. The produce section, however, is limited and of lesser quality than most Fresno area grocers. For a full list of their vegan goods click here.
The gold standard for vegan-friendly groceries. Their produce is gorgeous, with an incomparable selection of organic fruits and vegetables. Plenty of ingredients for international cuisines, vegan specialty foods, and cruelty-free household goods. The back right corner has a chilled section full of vegan desserts, meats, and cheeses. Steps away you’ll find a huge selection of vegan milks, yogurts, buttery spreads, sour creme, and cream cheese. Lots of great frozen treats too, both sweet and savory.
This employee-owned mega grocery is filled with vegan staples at excellent prices. You’ll find several varieties of tofu, soy and almond milks, vegan cream cheese, soy meats (look for Tofurky and Lightlife products in the produce section and soy chorizo in the deli aisle), and a fantastic bulk foods section. WinCo’s bulk foods offer an unmatched value for wheat gluten (homemade seitan, anyone?), nutritional yeast, chocolate chips, grains, legumes, spices, and much more. The produce selection is large but lacking in organic options and of poor quality.