Veggie Burger with Plant Based Logo

Plant-Based At Heinen’s: Up and Down the Aisles

A plant based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products.

Whether you choose to follow a plant based diet just one day a week, or as an on-going lifestyle choice, this approach is for anyone who is striving to incorporate less meat and other animal products and more vegetables, fruits and nuts into their diet.

Many people look to plant based diets to live a healthier life. Integrating more plant based eating into your diet can help support a healthy weight, healthy glucose levels, healthy digestion and maintaining optimal energy levels.

Following a plant based diet isn’t strictly reserved for vegetarians or vegans; it’s simply a healthy eating strategy. We believe you don’t have to sacrifice great flavor and taste when eating less meat, seafood and dairy. We have a wide selection of plant based options throughout our stores and our selection is growing each day as we find new and exciting products to share. Discover all of the plant-based products at Heinen’s below and learn the basics of a plant-based diet with a plant-based 101 from Heinen’s own Registered Dietitian.

In the Meat Department

  • Beyond Meat Plant Based Meats
  • Field Roast Grain Meats
  • Hodo Plant Based Proteins & Sides
  • Lightlife Plant Protein
  • No Evil Plant Based Proteins
  • Nutcase Vegan Meats
  • Sweet Earth Plant Based Burgers and Seitan
  • Tofu: Cleveland Tofu, Hodo Tofu, House Tofu, Nasoya Tofu, Panda Farms Tofu
  • Tofurky Plant Based Meat Alternatives
  • Upton’s Naturals Meat Alternatives
  • Viana Veggie Meat Alternatives
  • Westbrae Organic Miso
  • WestSoy Seitan and Tempeh

*Visit our Meat service counter and ask about our “Ready-To-Cook” Plant Based Meal Solutions such as Meatless Stuffed Bell Peppers and Meatless Stuffed Cabbage. 

In the Dairy Department

  • Butter and Spreads: Benecol Buttery Spread, Earth Balance Vegan Spreads, GoAvo Avocado Spread, Follow Your Heart Vegan Mayo, Just Mayo, Melt Plant Based Butter, Miyoko Vegan Butter
  • Cheese: Chao Creamery Vegan Cheese, Daiya Dairy Free Cheeze, Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese, Tofutti Dairy Free Cheese,
  • Cream Cheese: Diaya, Kite Hill, Tofutti
  • Creamer: Califia Farms Almondmilk Creamer, Natural Bliss Almondmilk Creamer, Silk Creamers, So Delicious Creamers
  • Eggs: Follow Your Heart VeganEgg, Just Egg Substitute
  • Milk: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk, Califia Farms Plant Milks, Heinen’s Almondmilk, Ripple Pea Milk, Silk- Soy, Almond, Cashew and Coconut Milk, So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • Reddi Whip Non Dairy Whipped Topping
  • Yogurt: Daiya, Kite Hill, Silk, So Delicious, Stoneyfield Soy

In the Frozen Foods Department

  • Amy’s Vegetarian Entrees
  • Birdseye Protein Blends
  • Burgers: Dr. Praeger’s Plant Based Burgers & Snacks, Good Seed Burgers, Heinen’s Veggie Burgers, Hilary’s Veggie Burgers, Qrunch Quinoa Burgers, Sweet Earth Veggie Burgers
  • Dominex Veggie Entrees & Sides
  • Gardein Meatless Meats
  • Grainful Vegetarian Chili
  • Luvo Planted Power Bowls
  • Morningstar Farms Plant Protein
  • Plant Based Pints: Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, Heinen’s Non Dairy Frozen Dessert, Nadamoo Dairy Free Frozen Dessert, So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Dessert, Tofutti Dairy Free Frozen Desserts, Wonderlab’s Doozy Pots Plant-Based Gelato
  • Qrunch Breakfast Toastables & Sides
  • Quorn Meatless Proteins
  • Sweet Earth Seitan Vegan Products
  • TaDah Falafel Snacks

In the Grocery Aisle

  • Shelf Stable Creamers: Nutpods Plant Based Creamers
  • Shelf Stable Milks: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk, Eden Soy Milk, Milkadamia Macadamia Milk, Pacific Almondmilk and Oatmilk, Rice Dream Rice Milk, So Delicious Coconut and Cashew Milk, Soy Dream Soy Milk, Tempt Hempmilk

In the Prepared Foods Department

We offer a wide variety of freshly made, seasonally driven selections that vary throughout the year.

Items may include: 

  • Grain Stuffed Peppers
  • Impossible Bolognese with Rigatoni
  • Vegan Chicken Nuggets
  • Vegan Chicken Salad
  • Vegan Chicken Enchiladas
  • Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
  • Vegetarian Loaf with Cranberry Teriyaki Glaze

In the Produce Department/ Deli Department/ Artisan Cheese Department

  • Follow Your Heart Vegan Salad Dressing
  • House Foods Shirataki Tofu Noodles
  • Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
  • Red Lotus Spreads
  • Tessemae Dairy Free Salad Dressings
  • Tofurky Plant Based Meat Alternatives
  • Treeline Vegan Cheese
  • Vegan Eats Vegan Sides & Soups
  • Yves Veggie Deli Slices

Click Here to Print Our Full Plant-Based Shopping Guide.


  1. Love that you are carrying so many plant based items – would love to hear Rebecca Reynolds give a seminar on healthy living and eating.

  2. You left out Mitchell’s non-dairy ice cream. Their chocolate keeps me happy when I can’t eat other desserts.
    The D-F Redi Wip is really good, and holds its shape.

    What happened to Tofutti cheese? I couldn’t find it, even online.

  3. I can’t describe how wonderful Chao Creamery Vegan Cheese is. It melts perfectly for grilled cheese sandwiches. Thank you , Heinen’s, for expanding your line of plant-based foods.

    1. You can never go wrong with a melty grilled cheese sandwich! We’re glad to hear you’re finding the plant-based products you like< Kathy! Thank you for shopping with us.

  4. Absolutely delighted that Heinens is offering so many plant based foods. GREAT news! The animals thank you, the earth thanks you and your body thanks you.
    Jerol Kennedy

    1. Thanks for this positive feedback, Jerol. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying this selection.

  5. Thank You. Have enjoyed Barrington, IL store since opening. As a 73 yr gluten free, mostly fresh/organic Vegan, your increasingly larger available selections are quickly making this my “go to” store. Also best quality/selection flowers.

  6. So thankful for all the vegan options and to learn there are many more I want to try!! Mitchell’s chocolate ice cream is the best and so are the vegan chicken nuggets! Thank you Heinen’s for all these items!

    1. We will be sure to pass your positive feedback along to the Frozen and Prepared Food teams here at Heinen’s, Karen. Thank you for shopping with us!

  7. Love all the plant based options at Heinens! Thank you for continuing to add more and more options to your shelves. Plant Based IS the future.

    1. We’re so glad to hear that you are enjoying these items, Nikki! Thank you for shopping with us and sharing your feedback.

  8. Thank you for all the Plant based options. What I really like, which I think Heinen’s does better than the other stores, is have a big sign over the area where the Plant based options are. I spend a lot of time in other stores trying to find the vegan/plant based items, but not at Heinen’s. Again, thank you for recognizing the growing demand for cruelty-free, environmentally sound food options.

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