Veg-Friendly Grocery Stores in Worcester
The truth is that you can find good vegan food at any grocery store in Worcester. Stop by a Pricechopper, Shaw’s or Stop-and-Shop and you can find mock-meats, egg-free mayonnaise, soymilk and tons of other great vegan specialties.
But there are definitely a few grocery stores in Worcester that really stand out when it comes to having vegan goodies.
The Living Earth
232 Chandler St (map)
Health food store with sizable vegan selection. All-organic produce. Fantastic non-dairy cheese and non-dairy ice-cream sections. Living Earth recently added daiya vegan cheese. This is the place to go for specialty vegan items. Check out the fridge for quick to-go lunches.
ARTichoke Food Co-op
Worcester’s only food co-op and only all vegetarian grocery store. Vegan ice-cream, soy cheese. Mostly local and all-organic products. Buy in bulk or CSA to save! Members get 5% off all purchases. Members who volunteer get 10% off. Irregular hours, call ahead.
Binh An Market
Asian grocery with good selection of mock meats. Go here to get supplies for everything from vegan Pad Thai to Vietnamese summer rolls.
77 Boston Turnpike
Vegetarian-friendly grocery store chain. Located on Rt. 9 in Shrewsbury. They keep a comprehensive vegan product list at the customer service desk.
9102 Shops Way,
Wegman’s opened in 2011. They have an entire vegetarian hot bar for lunches and many vegan specialty items like vegenaise, mock meats, wide selection of non-dairy ice creams, pizzas, vegan cheeses, etc.
575 Worcester Rd
255 Hartford Ave
Veg-friendly chain grocery outside of Worcester. Wide variety of vegan specialty items. Cold- and hot-bar regularly feature veg dishes. Great place to stop for Metrowest commuters.