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If you didn’t know, I live just outside Portland, Oregon. We just got word that due to the virus circulating in the community, gatherings of 250+ people are to be canceled. We aren’t sure if the schools are going to be closed soon as well, or really what is coming in the next several weeks or months.

A few weeks ago after the first case was confirmed in my town, I decided to start an emergency food supply. Just in case we are asked to stay home for a few weeks, or one of us gets sick. I felt overwhelmed and frustrated by the lack of information that I could find doing a google search for vegan emergency food, and that is why I have decided to write this post today.

I will share my vegan food supply list, and I have even included a free printable that is clean and clear. I hope you find it helpful, if this sort of thing is on your mind right now like it is my own.

If you have any food items to add to my list, please help by sharing it in the comments below for everyone to read! And if you think it would be helpful for me to come up with some super simple, budget friendly meals using these ingredients, please let me know in the comments as well.

I have focused on food alone, and am certainly not an expert on Disaster/Emergency Preparedness. Other things I personally have stocked up on are Tylenol and Ibuprofen, as well as the normal toilet paper and other essential items. But please seek out a different source on what else to have on hand, I am only an expert on the food side of things. 🙂

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Click here for the free printable list.

Vegan Foods to stock up on


  • Oats: quick or rolled, flavored packets work too
  • Grits or Malt O Meal
  • Brown or white rice
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Bulgur
  • Millet
  • Cornmeal
  • Pasta
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice noodles
  • Granola
  • Cereal/Muesli
  • Couscous
  • Flour, all kinds
  • Vital wheat gluten
  • Bread with long shelf life
  • Crunchy taco shells



  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned olives
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Artichokes
  • Canned tomatoes- diced, tomato sauce and paste
  • Potato flakes (instant mashed potatoes)
  • Potatoes/sweet potatoes and yams- will last for quite some time if stored in a dark cool place
  • Freeze dried veggies: kale, broccoli, and more
  • Canned greens like spinach, collard greens


  • Canned fruit: peaches, pears, oranges, pineapple
  • Applesauces
  • Dried fruits: raisins, dates, apricots and more
  • Freeze dried fruit: blueberries, strawberries, mango, apples and more
  • Stock up on apples and green bananas that will last for several weeks


  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flax seeds and ground flaxseeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Shelf stable nut milks


  • Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Canned soups/chili
  • Prepared food pouches: curries, rice, whole grains (Trader Joe’s has some options, as well as Target and other stores)
  • Better than Bouillon
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Spices you like: curry, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and more
  • Salt
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Sweeteners: sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup
  • BBQ sauce, ketchup, hot sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Coffee, if you drink it


  • Popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Vegan chips: tortilla, other chips
  • Salsa
  • Pretzels
  • Granola bars
  • Energy bars: Clif, Luna, Larabar
  • Oreos and other vegan treats!
  • Jam or jelly
  • Dark chocolate
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Chocolatey-chip teddy grahams
  • Trail mix
  • Vegan Seitan Jerky


  • Pet food
  • Pet treats
  • Cat litter
  • Anything else your pet might need

+ stock up on whatever vitamins you usually take, especially Vitamin B12.


Since the coronavirus is not a typical disaster where the power should go out, a chest freezer is helpful. My refrigerator and normal freezer are pretty packed with my family of 5, but I may go buy a chest freezer and fill it with extra food. If you have space in your refrigerator, freezer or have a chest freezer, here are some food items to think about stocking up on.

  • Vegan “meats”. I like Gardein brand, as well as Trader Joe’s frozen meals and “meats”. My kids are addicted to chickenless nuggets, so I will stock up on several boxes of these! Don’t forget sandwich “meats” as well.
  • Vegan cheese, sliced and shredded to add to meals
  • Vegan mayo, vegan butter like earth balance, coffee creamer
  • Breads: Most breads/buns/tortillas won’t last too long, but freeze them and you’re good to go.
  • Apples, pears, avocados, carrots and other produce that will last a while in the refrigerator
  • Fresh bags of kale or spinach can be sent straight to the freezer and used later for adding to recipes or steaming. Or use for smoothies.
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables, stock up!


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