Trader Joe’s a reliable, trusty retailer for people who enjoy eating plant-based foods. They have countless options including things like vegan queso and jackfruit curry. But their latest addition is certainly an exciting one. Mac and cheese might sound like something that’s difficult to veganize but as our Mac and Cheese Recipe Archives will show you, it’s not only possible, it’s absolutely delicious. Trader Joe’s seems to agree because they’ve added vegan Mac and Cheese to their stores.

Instagram user traderjoesaficionado was one of the first to spot the product in stores and shared a photo of the container above. As they mention, the cheesy pasta does have quite the long list of ingredients as well as a lot of salt. But if that isn’t a concern, it’s still nice to have the option.


It’s sold in the refrigerated aisle and instructions state you can very easily reheat it in the microwave. Another instagram user queencityveganeats also posted a photo as well as their thoughts. They claim it tastes pretty similar to the classic Velveeta cheese. Being that its one of the most popular brands of ready-made mac n cheese, that seems like a decent comparison.

The vegan mac and cheese can be found at Trader Joe’s stores for $4.49. But if you prefer to make your own, we’ve got you covered with tons of recipes from the Food Monster App:

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