Go to the main content Menu
12 Tides
12 Tides
Food & Drink
Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb

8 Easy Food Swaps to Make for Plastic-Free July

Grab those reusable bags, we’re going on a plastic-free food hunt!

Shopping plastic-free can be a challenge. Take a look the next time you head to your local market. Sure, you can carry your own reusable produce and bulk bags. But what if your store doesn’t have a bulk section? How will you avoid a cart full of plastic jars, lids, and those liners that come inside cardboard boxes? From condiments to chips and cookies to cheeses, plastic is everywhere! Shop planet-friendly this month with our help. Our list isn’t completely plastic-free, but it’s close. So here are ten easy food swaps to make for Plastic-Free July!

Seed & Harvest Vegan Vodka Pasta Sauce

If you love your noodles rich in garlic, tomatoes, avocado oil, and creamy coconut, then Seed & Harvest’s Vegan Vodka Pasta Sauce is for you! Pick it up at Williams Sonoma stores and online. You won’t find a plastic lid or a plastic wrapper protecting the lid. But you will find delicious whole food ingredients and amazing taste.

Seed & Harvest

Seed & Harvest

Mylkman Almond Mylk

Live in Los Angeles? Then this is the plant milk for you! Wake up to a bottle of freshly made almond mylk. Mylkman delivers straight to your door! You’ll enjoy sustainable, unprocessed ingredients. And while the lid isn’t plastic-free, refills are provided with the reusable glass bottle. In addition to Almond Mylk, the brand offers Cacao Mylk, Rose-Strawberry Mylk, and Matcha Mylk. And they even have coconut water!



ZENB Pasta Variety 3-Pack

Can we just give a pasta packaging shoutout? We’re celebrating pasta twice in this roundup! Because plastic is everywhere when it comes to noodles. So keep your vegan mac environmentally kind. Choose elbows from ZENB’s Pasta Variety pack. Made from yellow peas, the pack also includes penne and rotini. Enjoy boxed pasta without the plastic windows!



Alter Eco Super Blackout Chocolate Bar

No food swap list would be complete without Alter Eco’s Super Blackout bar! This chocolate bar contains 90% cacao. Even better, the fair trade, non-GMO treat comes wrapped in foil and paper packaging. And it’s organic, sustainable, keto, gluten-free, soy-free, and corn-free!

Alter Eco

Alter Eco

Felicetti Organic Cavatappi Pasta

Looking for noodles in plastic-free packaging? But even the cardboard boxes have those pesky windows? Be sure to add Organic Felicetti Cavatappi Pasta to your next shopping list. This paper-wrapped brand also carries farfalle, fusilli, ziti, linguine, and more. Recyclable packaging for the win!

Organic Felicetti

Organic Felicetti

12 Tides Puffed Kelp Chips

We’re digging the crunch of these organic sea salt-flavored snacks! In a sea of plastic bags, 12 Tides opts for compostable packaging. While you’re Plastic-Free July shopping, check out their Chili Pepper and Everything flavors, too. In addition, they offer a Puffed Kelp Chips Variety Pack.

12 Tides

12 Tides

Sun & Swell Oatmeal Cacao Chip Bites

Need a gluten-free, organic snack on the go? Then, try Sun & Swell’s Oatmeal Cacao Chip Bites. After all, these Energy Balls boast compostable packaging, clean ingredients, and the option to subscribe! Sun & Swell even offers a send-back program. They’ll do the composting for you.

Sun & Swell

Sun & Swell

Trader Joe’s Dolmas

You know by now that we’re big TJ’s fans! So check out Trader Joe’s Dolmas. Choose from either rice- or quinoa-stuffed options. Just a can, man. Just a can. Good for the planet and good for your belly, these are our Plastic-Free July go-to snacks.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s

Tammie Ortlieb


Tammie, a vegan of 17 years, is a former psychology professor and self-proclaimed wellness guru. Indie author, kindness ambassador, and big dreamer, she’s just a girl, standing in front of a broken US food system, asking it to be vegan.

Articles by Tammie
Tammie Ortlieb

More from VegOut

See the article the best vegan breakfast sandwiches across the us

The Best Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches Across the US

People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not make it the most delicious, too?

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Crossroads Kitchen
Food & Drink
See the article this vegan coffee shop is a hub for the long beach lgbtq+ community

This Vegan Coffee Shop Is a Hub for the Long Beach LGBTQ+ Community

Wood Coffee Co. is not your average caffeine destination.

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Wood Coffee Co.
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article san diego’s veg’n out moves into mission square market

San Diego’s Veg’n Out Moves Into Mission Square Market

A chef-driven menu upgrade is coming to Grantville’s only vegan deli!

Jared Cross Jared Cross
Veg'n Out
News San Diego
See the article popular portland restaurant sxnw to permanently close

Popular Portland Restaurant SxNW to Permanently Close

The beloved vegan restaurant’s last day of service will be Sunday, August 7.

Cayla White
News Portland
See the article lizzo takes on veganized hot ones challenge

Lizzo Takes on Veganized Hot Ones Challenge

The vegan singer appeared on the latest episode of Hot Ones, where she enjoyed vegan chicken from popular brand Daring and talked about her newest album, Special.

Cayla White
Hot Ones
See the article tolerant foods adds chickpea spaghetti to gluten-free vegan pasta lineup

Tolerant Foods Adds Chickpea Spaghetti to Gluten-Free Vegan Pasta Lineup

Be sure to check out this better-for-you spaghetti for your next pasta night!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Tolerant Foods
Sponsored News
See the article our favorite vegan canned wine brands

Our Favorite Vegan Canned Wine Brands

These cruelty-free wines are convenient and taste great after a long day.

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Food & Drink
See the article 9 spots for vegan ice cream in chicago

9 Spots for Vegan Ice Cream in Chicago

Check out these nine places to find dairy-free ice cream in the Windy City!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Ben & Jerry’s
Food & Drink Chicago
See the article 10 must-try vegan restaurants in amsterdam

10 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam

Your vegan food travel guide to the Netherlands’ capital.

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Deer Mama
Food & Drink
See the article alaska airlines adds vegan meal option to in-flight menu

Alaska Airlines Adds Vegan Meal Option to In-Flight Menu

The “Soy Meets World” vegan salad is available on flights over 1,100 miles.

Cayla White
Alaska Airlines
See the article the best vegan hiking boots

The Best Vegan Hiking Boots

Hit the trails in these sustainable shoes!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Fashion & Beauty
See the article chili cauliflower and tofu recipe

Chili Cauliflower and Tofu Recipe

There’s no question that Indo-Chinese cuisine is adored across India and abroad for its tangy, salty, and spicy flavors. This dish of cauliflower and tofu has classic Indo-Chinese flavors, primarily umami and spicy. Roast both before stir-frying to enhance and develop their textures.

Dr. Sheil Shukla Dr. Sheil Shukla
Chili Cauliflower and Tofu Recipe


We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the latest in plant-based news, entertainment, and lifestyle delivered straight to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!


Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!



The Most



Test 2