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Favorite Products

Below is a compilation of “Products of the Week” from Vegan Outreach’s enewsletter. Click here to submit your nominees!


Favorite Products of 2014

LUSH Cosmetics (November 5, 2014)

Josie: “I choose LUSH Cosmetics. I love all of their products, and I love that they are bringing awareness of animal rights issues to the mainstream.”


Field Roast Frankfurters and Field Roast Chao Slices (October 22, 2014)

Field Roast franks

Dave: “When I went vegetarian 20+ years ago, we didn’t have anything like Field Roast frankfurters! They are a dream come true!”

Field Roast also has a new vegan cheese product: Chao slices!


Silk Cashewmilk and Kite Hill Vegan Cheese (October 15, 2014)


Silk Cashewmilk
Exciting! In the ever-expanding market of plant-based milks, Silk is now introducing Cashewmilk!

Kite Hill Vegan Cheese
Big news for vegan cheese: Kite Hill artisanal nut-milk cheeses are now available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide!


Joe mix

Fantastic Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Mix (October 8, 2014)

Jose: “I would definitely go with Fantastic World Foods vegetarian sloppy joe mix. You just need a tiny 6-oz. can of tomato paste with this stuff and you’re good to go. It’s so simple, quick, and it makes around 5 to 6 joes. I could definitely eat these for the rest of my life.”


Ryan Henn

Team Vegan Tank Top (October 1, 2014)

Ryan Henn has made the Team Vegan tank top famous!

We’ve received many requests, and while we don’t have any in stock right now, they are available at CafePress.



Jyoti Natural Foods Punjabi Chhole (September 24, 2014)

Rachel: “I love the Indian food put out by Jyoti Natural Foods. Their Punjabi Chhole (chickpeas, potatoes, and onions) has been my go-to lately!”


Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares and Mac & Cheese (September 4, 2014)

New from Earth Balance

If you haven’t yet checked out Earth Balance vegan cheddar flavor squares or vegan cheddar mac & cheese, what have you been waiting for?! They’re delicious and the mac & cheese is a dead ringer for the traditional Kraft macaroni & cheese that’s been the subsistence of many a college student.



Speciesism: The Movie (August 6, 2014)

Be sure to watch and share Speciesism: The Movie, “You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.” Now available from the VO catalog.


New book

Never Too Late To Go Vegan (February 26, 2014)

Longtime friend Ginny Messina sent us a copy of her great new book, Never Too Late To Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet. Great information and approach for anyone you know who falls into that demographic.


Just Mayo

Just Mayo (February 19, 2014)

John: “Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo!! I love that stuff a lot!”



AcmeHumane (February 12, 2014)

Our friend Sue has created an Etsy shop, AcmeHumane. Check out all the nice products!


Pura Vida (February 5, 2014)

Pura Vida

Our friends at Pura Vida (“Pure Life”) sell beautiful, handmade bracelets from Costa Rica, as well as iPhone cases, beanies, and other products. They donate a percentage of proceeds to many causes, including Vegan Outreach!



Speciesism: The Movie (January 22, 2014)

For a limited time, you can get 50% off Speciesism: The Movie by using the coupon code veganoutreach at checkout. Scientific American’s Michael Shermer calls it “brilliant and compelling…the best of the animal rights documentaries.”

Life, Love & Hope


Life, Love & Hope (January 15, 2014)

Our friends and longtime members Tom and Kim Scholz are rocking the world with Boston’s new album, Life, Love & Hope. The album is available everywhere, including Amazon.


Favorite Products of 2013

Products and Recipes for the Holiday Season (November 20, 2013)

Tofurky Gardein & Field Roast

In addition to the above links: If you want something other than a Tofurky Feast, Celebration Roast, Gardein Holiday Roast, or Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast, you can try the standard seitan recipe (which we have fed to many non-vegetarians for Thanksgivings and Christmases past).

Homemade seitan not enough? Constance sends this seitan recipe that starts with the actual wheat berries, and this recipe for gravy and roast.


Vegan Outreach Bumper Sticker (November 13, 2013)

Vegan Outreach has created a new bumper sticker! You can order it from the VO catalog.

VO sticker


Artisan Vegan

Artisan Vegan Life (November 6, 2013)

Our friend Miyoko’s site Artisan Vegan Life has a wealth of artistic vegan recipes, cooking demonstrations, etc. And we were fortunate to be able to try some of her recipes from her book Artisan Vegan Cheese – amazing!


TJ’s cashews

Trader Joe’s Coconut Cashews (October 30, 2013)

Barbara: “Have you had Trader Joe’s coconut cashews? I discovered them on my way back from leafleting yesterday. Quite tasty!”



PlantFusion (October 23, 2013)

Chris: “I’d recommend PlantFusion vegan protein supplement for vegans who are serious about their fitness. I’ve been using it for about a month now after my workouts and I really like it.”


VegGuide (October 16, 2013)

Looking for veg-friendly restaurants? Then check out, an online guide to veg-friendly restaurants and shopping! VegGuide has over 16,000 entries worldwide, and there are all sorts of features to help you find them. You can search for entries near a specific address, look for only vegan-friendly places, and much more. VegGuide is a community-driven website, and anyone can rate an entry, write a review, or add a new entry.


Viana Veggie Gyros (September 25, 2013)

Brent: “I would like to nominate Viana Veggie Gyros – available at Whole Foods. Taste fantastic.”



Great Peacemakers E-Book (September 18, 2013)

To celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21st, Ken Beller’s Great Peacemakers e-book is being offered free of charge from Sept. 21 through Sept. 23. Note: Ken’s marketing firm, Near Bridge, has consulted (pro bono) on the content of VO’s booklets.


Homemade LARA Bars Recipe (September 11, 2013)

Rachel has a great-looking recipe for peanut butter and jam bars.


Kare-n-Wear (September 4, 2013)

Karen has a new set of vegan / animal rights T-shirts and tank tops available!



Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook (August 28, 2013)

Ali: “I would recommend the Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin.”


A Shirt a Week from the Passionate Vegan (August 7, 2013)

Our friends at the Passionate Vegan are creating a new shirt every Tuesday, with 10% of the sales going to Vegan Outreach to reach more people with VO booklets!


Lydia’s Organics crackers

Lydia’s Organics Crackers (July 24, 2013)

Carolyn: “Lydia’s Organics crackers are some of the most delicious crackers I have ever tasted. Organic, raw, gluten-free, and, of course, vegan, you can eat them plain or dip them in your tea!”


100% Pure

100% Pure (July 17, 2013)

Victoria: “100% Pure products are completely vegan, actively against animal testing, and their products are amazing! They have fruit-pigmented cosmetics too, which are absolutely heaven-sent.”

WayFare spread


WayFare We Can’t Say It’s Cheese (July 10, 2013)

Brian: “WayFare’s We Can’t Say It’s Cheese spread is so good! Hickory-smoked cheddar is my JAAAAAM.”


The Animal Activist’s Handbook and Vegan for Life (July 3, 2013)

Those new to VO might not be familiar with our books: The Animal Activist’s Handbook and Vegan for Life. You can order either from our catalog.


VegGuide and Bleat (June 19, 2013)

A delicious source of dining and shopping information, wherever you’re going:! And big VO supporter Matthew has up and running!


Daiya pizza

Daiya Pizza (June 12, 2013)

Team Vegan member Brandon Becker: “Angela bought me the new, fire-roasted vegetable Daiya pizza (found at Whole Foods Market). It’s super good! Better than all other store-bought vegan pizzas. It was so delicious I ate the whole thing in like 15 minutes.”


McFarland Designs

McFarland Designs (June 5, 2013)

Longtime VO supporter Tamara McFarland offers custom jewelry in line with your values!


Anna’s Potions and Lotions (May 29, 2013)

Lip balm

Team Vegan member Anne Green: “My lips were so dry they were flaky. Fortunately, sample lip balms (lavender, clove, orange, lemon, and unflavored) from Anna’s Potions and Lotions arrived for Vegan Outreach to review. Within 2 days – I kid you not – no more flakes. I like the clove and the unflavored best; Matt likes the lavender and the lemon. Okay, I’ll take the orange. A little goes a long way. And if it can protect two lips in Tucson, it can protect yours, too.”



Sweetriot (April 17, 2013)

Rachel: “Sweetriot’s pure 70% dark chocolate with kickin’ coconut chocolate bar. It’s vegan, organic, fair-trade certified, and my favorite sweet treat.”


US VegWeek (April 10, 2013)

Jaya reminds us of a nice promotion that can get more people thinking about changing their diet: US VegWeek 2013 starts April 22.


Frieda’s Soyrizo (March 27, 2013)

Frieda’s Soyrizo

Carol: “I love Frieda’s Soyrizo. I make a crockpot of Brazilian black bean soup with it on the weekend and bring a cup to work with me every day. Filling and delicious!”


Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill (March 13, 2013)

Anne: “We have seen the future, thanks to Nikki! She took us to Veggie Grill last November, and as this Marketplace report shows, they’ll take over the world!”


Chickpea Chocolate-Chip Cookies (March 6, 2013)

Bonnie combines our Cookie Correction with the Gluten Free Bar, finding these Chickpea Chocolate-Chip Cookies to be “seriously good.”

Yes, you read that right: chickpeas.



WayFare Pudding and Pig Out (February 27, 2013)

Jessica: “WayFare pudding comes in chocolate, butterscotch, and vanilla. I discovered this vegan, non-GMO pudding at my local Whole Foods store. It’s tasty and I don’t feel guilty eating it as it contains ingredients such as millet, lima beans, rice, oat bran, and oats. Yum! They also recently came out with ‘Pig Out’ – vegan, whole-grain bacony bits.”


The Gluten Free Bar (February 20, 2013)


Catharine: “All four flavors of the Gluten Free Bar are low-glycemic and high in protein. The texture is chewy, so they hold together pretty well and they’re pretty filling for a two-ounce bar. Whereas some protein bars have a really strong somewhat ‘chemical’ taste, these are very natural tasting (the oats were pleasantly crunchy and the peanut butter flavor was heartier than in other products out there). My favorites were the peanut butter and oatmeal raisin.”



Daiya (February 13, 2013)

Steve: “Daiya cheddar, which I’ve seen at Kroger, Ralphs, Vons, and health food stores around the country! And although it’s been mentioned just recently, Beyond Meat’s chicken is pretty phenomenal, too.”


Beyond Meat at Whole Foods

Beyond Meat and StarLite Tacos (February 6, 2013)

Office: We have seen the future!

A week ago, Tucson’s new Whole Foods had Beyond Meat on the salad bar and in a curry dish in the deli. Although it has been 25+ years since Matt has had actual chicken flesh, just a straight, unseasoned, uncooked piece seemed…spooky. Anne (who generally didn’t like eating animals, even before she went vegetarian) said, “Oh, that’s realistic. Too realistic.” (She also won’t eat Field Roast.)

This week, Beyond Meat wasn’t on the salad bar, but still in the curry dish, and now in a sesame chicken salad. Amazing. Anne even likes the chicken salad, with the excellent sauce and all the veggies. We think if we took it to a gathering of meat eaters, they wouldn’t believe it was vegan.

StarLite tacos & taquitos

You can see if Beyond Meat is in a store near you.

Bonus: We had these StarLite rolled tacos watching the Big Game.


Vegan Orange Chicken

Vege USA (January 30, 2013)

Office: “Vege USA has an amazing variety of products. We got the Vegan Orange Chicken from Whole Foods, and it was very dense and hearty!”


Vegan cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (January 23, 2013)

When John-O was visiting the VO office, we polished off a batch of these chocolate chip cookies.


Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat (January 16, 2013)

Dawn: “Beyond Meat is in many Whole Foods in CA, all of AZ, some places in MD, UT, KS (shock, right?), NM, and CO, and is being launched elsewhere soon.”

Photo: Beyond Meat

Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella (January 9, 2013)

Ellen likes the new Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella melted on pizza.


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