I asked you guys on Twitter what topic you wanted me to cover this week & the most popular answer was what food I buy in my weekly shopping. I have never actually done a post about this before so I hope it is of value to you- as I know a lot of you are interested in the vegan lifestyle, but are unsure about how expensive it is or don’t know the alternatives that are available out there. I hope this will help you out!

As I live out in the countryside getting to a food store is rare, we usually order online & bag-less (the shopping comes in crates which we unload on to the bench to sort out.) Now since transitioning to veganism, I absolutely love food shopping, definitely something I never thought I would say but I have grown to love food and even creating my own recipes. So enough about me onto the real reason you are here.. FOOD.

Fruit & Vegetables

fruit & veg

This is just some of the fruit and veggies I would buy.. sometimes I would buy strawberries and blueberries etc. (but I already had them in the fridge)

Just some of the greens I would buy; sometimes I will get Kale.

12 Bananas – £1.60 (14p each)
3 Grapefruits – £1.50 (50p each)
1 Pineapple – £1.50
8 Onions – £1.58 (22p each)
3 Red Onions – £0.72 (12p each)
2 Bell Peppers – £1.00 (50p each)
1 packet of Chillies – £0.55

Cauliflower – £2.00
Savoy Cabbage – £0.69
Broccoli – £0.45
Spinach – £0.70

Dried Foods, Tins and Sweet foods

I would usually buy beans, peas and chickpeas (had them already in the cupboard) on a weekly basis. The quinoa, gravy and spaghetti are usually bought on a monthly basis.

Quinoa – £1.50
Baked Beans – £0.75 (25p each)
Bisto Gravy – £1.25
Garden Peas – £0.41 (41p each)
Spaghetti – £0.20
Chocolate Buttons – £0.37
Tofu – £1.25
2 Oreo thins – £2.16 (£1.08 each)

Dairy Alternatives (Mylk & Yoghurt)

I bought these from my local store that was closing down that is why these cartoons are 37p

Soy Mylk – £1.40 (but I got 4 for £1.48)

This is almost bought every week- it is so yummy!

Vanilla Soy Yoghurt – £1.50

Alpro Soy Chocolate Mylk – £1.20

Total – £24.36

This is a rough idea as too what I would buy weekly; of course there are some things that I wouldn’t buy every week such as the spaghetti and gravy,  I do buy a lot more fruits and veggies (at the time of this shop I had still quite a lot remaining in the fridge, for instance strawberries, leeks, lettuce, mangoes and passion fruit etc.) I hope you have found it useful in a way or simply just have enjoyed reading this post.

Until Next Time..



  1. July 10, 2017 / 10:07 AM

    I am going shopping for myself today so this post was timed amazingly, I am in the process into transitioning to veganism and so excited to try new food!! Loved this post sweetie! Alpro soya milk is my favourite, especially the chocolate one!!

    Love Chloe xox


    • sophia
      July 10, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      How lucky was that! I am always here if you need some advice in veganism. Yes Alpro mylk is great have you tried Oat Dream mylk? it is amazing! x

  2. July 10, 2017 / 12:00 PM

    I’m trying to cut down and eat healthier, so this is so helpful!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • sophia
      July 10, 2017 / 9:21 PM

      So happy it was helpful x

  3. July 10, 2017 / 5:17 PM


    This was a really nice read as I’ve been thinking about being more Vegan in the future when I move out for Uni. This is also rather cheap for a week! WOW. Would you ever share any vegan recipes in the future? Thanks and lovely post.

    • sophia
      July 10, 2017 / 9:20 PM

      Hey! I’m so glad you like this post. Veganism is cheap so will be perfect for student living hehe. Yes of course I do have a recipes section on my blog- you can see those from the categories dropdown list.

  4. July 12, 2017 / 11:38 AM

    This is such a good and helpful post! I love it when you post things that I didn’t think were vegan! E.g. Party rings and Oreo thins??

    It’s great to see that it’s not as expensive as everyone believes it to be!

    Love Saffron x

  5. July 12, 2017 / 1:23 PM

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for.

  6. July 13, 2017 / 9:29 PM

    I”m not a vegan but I love the alpro chocolate milk and have recently converted to almond milk instead of dairy! Baby steps!
    Alice Xx

  7. July 14, 2017 / 10:26 PM

    This post is so great I’ve been needing more info about the kinds of foods best to shop for and I am definitely going to shop for those you have recommend!

    With love, Tanya x

  8. July 17, 2017 / 3:38 PM

    What a beautiful post! I always love seeing what other vegans get at supermarkets! Thank you so much for sharing!

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