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 in the Fresno/Clovis area that belongs on this list, 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.
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market (5 locations)
3566 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
Hours: Everyday 8am-9pm
1825 E Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA 93726
Hours: Everyday 7am-9pm
2820 Tulare St
Fresno, CA 93721
Hours: Sat-Sun 8am-10pm, Mon-Fri 7am-10pm
5175 E Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93727
Hours: Everyday 8am-9pm
1848 Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
Hours: Sun 9am-9pm, Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
Discount grocer with rotating variety of vegan goodies. You’ll often find vegan meats, ice creams, and microwave meals in the freezer case. Check out the NOSH (natural, organic, specialty, and healthy) section for shelf stable treats like cookies, chips, and crackers as well as staples like dried beans and canned soups.
India Sweets and Spices
3055 W. Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA 93722
Hours: Everyday 9:30am-8:30pm
Great Indian grocery with many hard to find items. This business also features an take-out dining counter where you can get delicious food ready-to-go!
Local Middle Eastern market featuring freshly baked breads, unique spices, and tasty canned goods.
Family-owned Armenian market featuring an excellent assortment of spices, grains, canned goods, fresh breads, and unique sweet treats. You’ll find several varieties of filo dough in the freezer case. Produce section is 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. Lassen’s also has a deli counter with solid vegan sandwiches. 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.
850 Herndon Ave Ste 103
Clovis, CA 93612 (map)
Hours: Everyday 7am-10pm
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.
1077 North Willow Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611 (map)
Hours: Everyday 8am-9pm
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 creams, 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.
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.
1004 S. Peach Ave
Fresno, CA 93727 (map)
4488 W. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93722 (map)
Hours: Everyday open 24 hrs
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, soy chorizo in the deli aisle, and Gardein in the frozen section), 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. Note: WinCo only accepts cash and debit cards, no credit cards.