It’s finally pumpkin season at Trader Joe’s. Here are the best vegan finds


A shiver is in the air (in certain parts of the country), the leaves are slowly starting to change color and Starbucks is still refusing to offer a vegan version of its legendary Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is official. Pumpkin season is here. And our favorite vegan-friendly one-stop grocery store knows it. With everything from pumpkin sandwich cookies to spiced almond drinks, Trader Joe’s has become our go-to place for fall-inspired Jack-O-Lantern dishes. Unlike the PSL, Trader Joe’s pumpkin items don’t stay on shelves from late August through January. These merchandise are hyper-seasonal, and when they’re gone we’ll have to say goodbye until next fall. Here are 14 vegan pumpkin products to hoard.


1 canned pumpkin

Between the baked goods, smoothies, soups, and morning bowls of oatmeal, we can’t even fathom how many cans of pumpkin puree we consume during the fall season. From September through November, our closet is never without at least one tin of this soft gourd.

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2 pumpkin rolls

Miraculously, most ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls are accidentally vegan, including Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Flavored Buns. Here’s a pro tip to make every bite taste like the center: Before baking, baste each roll with a few tablespoons of vegan heavy cream (like Silk’s heavy whipping cream), making sure it runs down the sides. The batter soaks up the liquid without getting mushy, so each fluffy, tender layer tastes like that wonderfully gooey center.

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3 Pumpkin Bagel

Pumpkin flour and pumpkin pie spice pack these seasonal bagels with an overload of flavor. We top ours with dairy-free cream cheese and pumpkin butter for a decadent breakfast in the morning. Note: Avoid the gluten-free pumpkin bagels as they contain egg.

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4 Pumpkin overnight oats

Sweetened with date paste, these nutritious oats offer the pumpkin flavor you’re craving without the sugar bomb. They can be enjoyed chilled or warm straight from the can, or topped with a dollop of crunchy almond butter. We’ve been known to pack these for both lunch and breakfast on the go.

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5 Joe Joe’s Pumpkin

These cookies sell out fast. We’ve got you covered when we say go now and get enough Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s for the season because they won’t last until November. The same logic applies to the Jack-o-Lantern Joe-Joe’s. These chocolate chip cookie-based treats don’t taste like pumpkin, but the fun shape and limited-time availability make them impossible to resist.

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6 Pumpkin bread and muffin mix

Whether you need a quick sweet treat or want to keep your baking as simple as possible, this pumpkin bread and muffin mix makes baking manageable. The instructions call for a chicken egg, but that can easily be replaced with a vegan egg substitute.

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7 Pumpkin and oat drink without milk

This product makes making your own vegan PSL easy. Pour 1.5 ounces of espresso into 8 ounces of Non-Dairy Pumpkin Oat Beverage and serve over ice for a chilled Pumpkin Spice Latte. Slightly steamed, also suitable as a hot drink. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or freshly grated nutmeg.

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8th Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

This homey dry mix is ​​vegan and can be made with a plain flax egg or applesauce to replace the required chicken egg. Pro tip: Try baking the batter in an 8×8 square pan for thick, chocolatey pumpkin pie oatmeal bars.

9 kitchari

This savory ready-to-eat meal isn’t outwardly pumpkin, but red squash is the third ingredient, listed only after water, pearl millet, and split mung beans. In our eyes, it deserves recognition within the pumpkin hype. kitchari is a comforting Indian dish with countless iterations depending on the region and even the individual family that cooks it, but most Kitchari meals are mixed grains, vegetables, and warming spices. This product really is everything you need in one convenient pouch.

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10 Pumpkin Spice Coffee

For just a hint of pumpkin spice flavor without the added syrup, try this home brew. The medium-dark roast is enriched with orange peel, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla beans and natural pumpkin flavor. Pair it with a dash of steamed oat or soy milk for a smooth cup of coffee that doesn’t taste aggressively pumpkin.

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11 Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Don’t get swayed by a savory hummus—TJ’s Pumpkin Spice Hummus definitely lands in the dessert hummus category. You bet it’s a thing and it’s adorable. This seasonal spread is the perfect pairing for Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s and crisp fall apples.

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12 Organic Pumpkin Spice Creamy cashew yogurt alternative

Thick, creamy, and packed with probiotics, this cozy mug of non-dairy yogurt serves as a breakfast, snack, and dessert all in one. Top with TJ’s Grainless Granola for a delicious texture variation.

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13 pumpkin gnocchi

In addition to its tender, pillowy bite, we love gnocchi for its super-fast cooking time. After you bring the water to a boil, you’re two minutes away from a hot pasta plate. We would top these pumpkin pillows with a decadent vegan browned butter and fresh sage sauce.

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14Sugar Pie Pumpkins

Yes, real pumpkins! Unlike the massive pumpkins used to carve jack-o’-lanterns, these dainty pumpkins are cuter and much more manageable when it comes to gutting, slicing, and baking. Roast one whole and use the pulp for a truly homemade vegan pumpkin pie.

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