It’s so much fun having a vegan grocery store in Austin. I love trying new vegan products and finding ones I’ll use over and over again. With that in mind, here are my favorite vegan products available from Rabbit Food Grocery. If you haven’t tried them yet, get to it!
Edwards and Sons Bouillon Cubes. These are my favorite bouillon for cooking with. The cubes are light on salt, so I can use them to make gravies and other dishes with concentrated flavors without overdoing the salt. Each cube makes two cups broth, but can easily be cut in half with kitchen scissors to make just one cup. For a quick snack between meals, make a cup of Not Chick’n broth and add a dash of ginger powder.
Victoria Vegan Vodka Sauce. This is a great tomato sauce for those nights when I don’t have the time or inclination to make my own (read: Monday nights when I have Texas VegFest meetings). It’s definitely more expensive than a $2 jar of Classico, but the taste is so much better. I also think it stretches a bit farther since I don’t feel the need to drench my pasta with sauce when I know that sauce has flavorful cashew cream.
Match Vegan Ground Meats. Again, these are a bit pricier than Gimme Lean or similar, but the taste and texture is better, too. This is by far the most realistic vegan ground meat I’ve tried so far, and it can easily be molded into meatballs or burgers. Most often, we use the Italian sausage to make lasagna.
Dr. McDougall soups. I’m really particular about soup. It’s probably my favorite food group. At any given time, you can peek into my desk drawer and find either Dr. McDougall tomato-red pepper soup or Pacific Cashew Carrot Ginger soup. They’re a lifesaver when I need a snack between meals or when my lunch plans fall through.
Go Picnic meals. These are the answer to “what the hell am I going to eat on the airplane?” Unless you’re traveling through Houston. Then the answer is vegan pizza from ZPizza in terminal C. There are a few varieties of these, but there’s a special place in my heart for the hummus one because it’s high protein and low carb, a diabetic’s favorite combination. Plus, it’s hard to go wrong with hummus and chocolate.
As usual, this post was not solicited by Rabbit Food Grocery or any of the products mentioned above. I paid for everything myself. However, I consider Rabbit Food to be friends, and they’re pretty awesome. But that’s my own opinion.