100 Vegan Foods You Have To Try

Awhile back, Andrew of the foodie blog “Very Good Taste,” posted an article called the Omnivore’s Hundred. The “Omnivore’s 100” is a list of Andrew’s interpretation of the 100 foods every omnivore needs to try. The list gathered a loyal following as bloggers and foodies everywhere began following Andrew’s instructions to re-post the list and join in the challenge. He instructs everyone to cross out things they’d never eat and bold the foods they have already conquered. Fun right? Well as much as I loved the idea, as I began to read the food list I knew I couldn’t participate. Venison, snake, goat’s milk and haggis.Definitely NOT vegan-friendly.

I love the idea of challenging foodies to try as many new, classicly delicious and unusual foods as they can. So I give to you: the vegan’s 100. One-hundred foods that every vegan or any curious foodie must try at least once. Check out the list and details on how you can participate in this foodie adventure.

The Challenge: Just as the omnivore list does, I challenge you to re-post this list and participate in the challenge! Cross out or italicize all the foods you would never eat, bold foods you have tried and update your list as you participate in trying all the foods on my Vegan’s 100 list. Then if you’d like, post a link to your list in my comments section so others can see how you are doing. I tried to stay true to the original omnivore 100 by leaving on a few of the vegan food items on Andrew’s list. However, since most of the foods were not vegan, there was a lot of space to fill. My criteria for food items were that they had to be either a unique whole food (like a lychee) or a notably stand-out-delicious way to prepare a common food (like scrambled tofu).

The Vegan 100 List

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales Nopales on Foodista
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps Portobello Mushrooms on Foodista
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish Horseradish on Foodista
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8. Vegan Cole Slaw
9. Ginger Carrot Soup
10. Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic Elephant Garlic on Foodista
12. Umeboshi Umeboshi on Foodista
13. Almond Butter Toast
14. Aloe Vera Aloe Vera on Foodista
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16. Slow Roasted Butternut Squash Butternut Squash on Foodista
17. White truffle White Truffle on Foodista
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes Fruit Wine on Foodista
19. Freshly ground wasabi Wasabi on Foodista
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
21. Heirloom tomatoes Heirloom Tomato on Foodista
22. Orchard-fresh pressed apple ciderApple Cider on Foodista
23. Organic California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper (just a bite!…hot!
27. Goji Berry Tea
28. Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. Starfruit Starfruit on Foodista
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread Sourdough Bread on Foodista
33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. Sauerkraut Sauerkraut on Foodista
35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39. Falafel Falafel on Foodista
40. Spelt Crust Pizza Spelt on Foodista
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms Oyster Mushrooms on Foodista
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings (Kitchen Club NYC)
44. Hemp Milk Hemp Milk on Foodista
45. Rose Champagne Champagne on Foodista
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu or Chik’n Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51. Prickly pear Cactus Pear on Foodista
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk Almond Milk on Foodista
53. Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55. Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. Organic Arugula Arugula on Foodista
57. Vidalia Onion Vidalia Onion on Foodista
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59. Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi Poi on Foodista
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62. Grapeseed Oil Grape Seed Oil on Foodista
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach Peach on Foodista
64. Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus Grilled Pita on Foodista
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66. Fresh Guava Guava on Foodista
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, nyc
69. Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets Golden Beet on Foodista
72. Barrel-Fresh Pickles Pickles on Foodista
73. Liquid Smoke Liquid Smoke on Foodista
74. Meyer Lemon Meyer Lemon on Foodista
75. Veggie Paella Vegetarian Paella on Foodista
76. Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha Kombucha on Foodista
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong Lapsang Souchong Black Tea on Foodista
80. Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82. Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84. Vanilla Bean Vanilla Bean on Foodista
85. Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself Carrot on Foodista
87. Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88. Flowers
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi Golden Kiwi  on Foodista
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. harissa Harissa on Foodista
94. Coconut Oil Coconut Oil on Foodista
95. Jackfruit Jackfruit on Foodista
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas


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