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The 13 Best Vegan Shelf-Stable Meals

These microwavable bowls and pouches were made for busy plant-based eaters.

RightRice vegan risotto with vegetables
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These microwavable bowls and pouches were made for busy plant-based eaters.

Whether you’re looking for shelf-stable options to keep at your desk for workday lunches, delicious and convenient go-tos for busy weeknights, or low-key products for vegan-friendly travel, these meals are for you! From protein-packed curry pouches and walking tamales to microwavable cups packed with noodles, the easy plant-based options are endless. Check out our list of the 13 best vegan shelf-stable meals for fast entrée inspo.

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

From Vegan Chicken Ramen cups and Split Pea Soup to Gluten-Free Pad Thai Asian Noodles and Black Bean Soup, Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods has the hookup on healthy variety. The brand offers microwavable cups and ready-to-serve containers of nutritious convenience foods. So, throw a few in your road trip bag and go exploring.

Dr. McDougall's vegan soups

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This simple shelf-stable product isn’t just your average rice. It’s way more than that! RightRice is made from lentil, chickpea, pea, and rice flour. These packs cook up easily in under 15 minutes and add both fiber and protein to your meal. We love to see it! Enjoy RightRice packs in original, flavored, and risotto styles. Give us all the options, please!

RightRice vegan rice with vegetables

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This brand is a VegOut staff favorite for sure! And for good reason. In addition to shelf-stable meal pouches filled with bean and rice mixtures, Fillo’s also offers super flavorful walking tamales! You heard that right. Available in both sweet and savory flavors, these unique and shelf-stable bites are such a fun way to add variety to your effortless meals! Enjoy tamale options from Bean Salsa Verde to Mexican Chocolate Almond.

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With rice and bean pouches and veggie-packed entrees filling the store shelves, SOMOS is here to level up your plant-based mealtimes! We’re currently whipping up the Cauliflower Tinga, Poblano Brown Rice, and Mexican Black Beans on repeat! And for some extra flavor, the brand also has crispy chips and authentic salsa varieties. We are all about it!

SOMOS vegan rice with vegan dish in bowl

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Loma Linda

It’s time to enjoy plant-based meals in minutes with Loma Linda! Perfect for school, work, and travel meals alike, these simple, shelf-stable eats are sure to add major enjoyment to your day. Enjoy options from Thai Red Curry and Southwest Chunky Stew to Tikka Masala and Pad Thai! You will never get bored with these microwavable meal pouches!

Loma Linda vegan noodles with veggies

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Wicked Kitchen

In addition to crave-worthy ice cream bars and delicious frozen meals, Wicked Kitchen also has the hookup on the shelf-stable vegan eats and you’re going to love these options! The brand’s Meal Pots come in a tasty variety of dishes including Tuscan Style White Bean Stew, Late Night Rice Noodles, Punchin’ Potatoes & Beans Chili Mac, and so much more. Load up for your busiest weeks!

Wicked Kitchen vegan dish

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The Good Bean

You’ve got to try the heat-and-eat meal pouches from The Good Bean. Made with … well … good beans, these pouches are sure to set you up for a well-fueled day and a well-flavored lunch! Find vegan shelf-stable meals in Indian Coconut Curry, Santa Fe Green Chili, Low-Carb Classic Chili, and Mexican Smoky Chipotle varieties. The brand also features sweet and savory bean snacks to enjoy as well—hello, dark chocolate-covered crispy chickpeas!

The Good Bean vegan meal

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Annie Chun’s

Annie Chun’s offers a wide variety of clearly labeled vegan soups and noodle bowls to enjoy in a flash. We love the Vegan Tonkotsu Ramen along with the Chinese-Style Kung Pao Noodle Bowl. These tasty dishes can be prepared in just minutes! BRB, stocking our pantries with this easy-to-enjoy Asian-inspired brand.

Annie Chun's vegan meal

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Maya Kaimal


VegOut fam, you must check out Maya Kaimal’s Everyday Dal pouches at once! Vegan dal varieties include recipes containing kidney beans, red lentils, green split peas, black lentils, and green garbanzo beans. We’re really feeling the Green Split Pea Everyday Dal. This South Indian family recipe is made with spinach, coconut, cumin, and brown mustard seeds. Yum!

Maya Kaimal vegan meals with florals in background

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A Dozen Cousins


A Dozen Cousins’ meal pouches are inspired by the flavors of its founder’s childhood. With a nod to Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American cooking, these shelf-stable bean pouches are so rich in flavor. We’re obsessed with the brand’s Cuban Black Beans, Trini Chickpea Curry, and Mexican Cowboy Pinto Beans! Enjoy on their own or over your fave quick grain.

A Dozen Cousins vegan food

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Saffron Road


Looking for convenient, yet authentic, Indian cuisine? Be sure to snag some Saffron Road microwavable pouches of Aloo Matar Delhi Potatoes, Dal Makhani Bombay Lentils, and Chana Chickpea Masala to fill your pantry and desk drawers. Plus, this shelf-stable brand offers vegan-friendly simmer sauces for the days that you have a little more cooking time on your hands.

Saffron Road meal with fruits

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Simply Asia


The Spicy Mongolian Noodle Bowl is where it’s at, although the Roasted Peanut and Sesame Teriyaki Bowls are definite runners-up. The Simply Asia Noodle Bowls take only minutes to prepare but add serious comfort, spice, and flavor to those long workdays when it’s too late to cook. We’ve definitely been there!

Simply Asia Vegan noodles

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Tasty Bite


These ready-to-serve meal options are totally tasty—it’s basically in the name. Plant-based pouches include Bombay Potatoes, Spinach Dal, Organic Three Bean Madras Lentils, and Channa Masala. Tasty Bite also offers microwavable pouches of flavored rice dishes and shelf-stable bowls like the Indian Protein Bowl packed with ancient grains, legumes, and spices.

Tasty Bite vegan food with vegetables

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Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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