We’re pretty familiar with Publix. How familiar? We literally live across the street from one.
We also know that Publix has been adding more and more vegan products to their own GreenWise line of products over the last few years.
GreenWise is Publix’s own in-house Organic line of products. Not all of these products are vegan, but there are plenty of vegan GreenWise products to choose from.
So, exactly which GreenWise products at Publix are vegan? Glad you asked. Here’s all the vegan GreenWise products currently available at Publix.
Note: None of Publix GreenWise products are Certified Vegan. Some products contain enzymes or natural flavors that could possible not be vegan-friendly or products could be processed at a facility that also processes non-vegan products.
We’re going to list items in this article in the order you will most likely come across them if you start in the bakery first and then work your way through the aisles finishing up at the frozen foods section.
In the bakery you’ll find vegan-friendly GreenWise bagels and breads.
Four varieties of bagel are vegan:
- Cinnamon Raisin
Only the egg bagel (obviously) was not vegan. Also, of note because it was a bit of a surprise to us, the GreenWise English Muffins are not vegan as well (contains milk).
1 out of the 3 breads were vegan-friendly – the Fruit and Veggie Seeded bread (pictured above). However, the Seeded Wheat Bread & Sprouted Multigrain breads both contained honey.
Bonus: Cake and Cupcakes
I know this article is supposed to be only about Publix GreenWise products and I promise all the rest of the products are, but I couldn’t help but include these vegan cupcakes and vegan cake that are available now at Publix from a company called Just Desserts.
I mean, vegan cupcakes, in the Publix bakery section. How awesome is that?!? And, they’re absolutely delicious!
Look for them in the Publix Bakery freezer.
Breakfast in a Box
Publix has A LOT of vegan options when it comes to Breakfast Bars, Instant Oatmeal and Cold Cereals.
I was actually kind of surprised by just how many vegan-friendly breakfast bar options there were. The bars come in a variety of flavors and textures. Some are more of a fruit bar similar to a Luna Bar, while others are more of a crispy, crunchy style like a Kind Bar.
If you’re a grab-and-go type of person for breakfast, then you’re sure to find a breakfast bar that you’ll enjoy at Publix.
Here are some of the flavors that we found:
- Almond Coconut Bar
- Almond Cranberry
- Banana Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Cherry
- Dark Chocolate Raisin & Cherry
The biggest thing to look out for is honey, which we found in a couple of bars, but the overwhelming majority were vegan.
I grew up on Instant Quaker Oatmeal so I have a soft, nostalgic spot in my heart for the Apple Cinnamon and Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeals that come out of a package and can be eaten with nothing more than a little hot water out of the faucet.
Publix doesn’t disappoint here and covers all the favorite flavors:
- Apple Cinnamon
- Maple & Brown Sugar
Publix even has individual serving containers of instant oatmeal. Great to keep stashed at work!
Who doesn’t love a bowl of cereal?
Whether it’s for breakfast or an evening snack, Publix has a great selection of cereals to choose from including the all-important Cinnamon Squares which is a really good alternative to that other cereal that is cinnamon flavored and shaped like a square 😉
- Cinnamon Squares
- Corn Flakes
- Flax Flakes
- Frosted Flakes
- Raisin Bran
- Toasted Oats
More Breakfast Aisle Options
There are probably more GreenWise vegan options in the breakfast aisle than any other place in the store. Here are a few more items you’ll find with the oatmeal and cereals.
I’ve never heard Publix get credit anywhere for their GreenWise Granolas, but they definitely should. They have four different varieties of granola.
I’ve only tried two, the Cinnamon Peanut Butter and Pecan Maple. Both were excellent and based on those two I wouldn’t hesitate giving the other two a try.
- Cinnamon Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chia
- Cranberry Cashew
- Pecan Maple
Flax & Chia
Publix has a variety of powders and seeds in the breakfast aisle as well.
- Hemp Seeds
- Maca Powder
- Milled Flaxseeds
Tea & Crackers
The next aisle over we ran into a number of different teas and crackers, which I think go together, right?
- Caffeine Free Chamomile Herbal Tea
- Caffeine Free Ginger Tumeric Herbal Tea
- Caffeine Free Peppermint Herbal Tea
- Green Tea
Four different varieties of crackers to choose from. Personally, my favorite use of crackers is to scoop up hummus and for that purpose I would recommend the Wheat Crackers.
- Gluten-Free Multi-grain Flaxseed Brown Rice Crackers
- Gluten-Free Sesame Brown Rice Crackers
- Golden Crackers
- Wheat Crackers
Canned Fruits, Veggies and Beans
Publix has plenty of pantry staples in their GreenWise line that are vegan-friendly. This includes plenty of canned fruits and veggies as well as a few varieties of canned beans.
- Applesauce (comes in a plastic bottle, not a can, but in the same area)
- Peach Slices
- Pear Slices
- Green Beans
- Sweet Peas
- Whole Kernel Corn
- Low Sodium Black Beans
- Low Sodium Dard Red Kidney Beans
- Low Sodium Garbanzo Beans
Grains & Dry Beans
- Tri-Color Quinoa
- Whole Grain Brown Rice
- Long Grain White Rice
- Black Beans (Dry, not canned)
- Pinto Beans (Dry, not canned)
- Green Split Peas
No GreenWise Vegan Ice Cream, but there are plenty of other vegan-friendly options in the frozen foods section.
- Whole Blueberries
- Whole Mixed Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Strawberries)
- Whole Strawberries
Garden Veggie Burger & Black Bean Burger
Publix has two different varieties of GreenWise veggie burgers. A literal Veggie Burger and a Black Bean Burger.
We tried both and while both are good, you’re not going to confuse either one with the best burger you’ve ever had.
Jen and I both gave the nod to the Black Bean Burger as our favorite taste-wise. The Black Bean Burger also has a very slight advantage nutrition-wise as well with just a few less calories and fat and a touch more protein.
- Original Soymilk
- Vanilla Soymilk with other natural flavors
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
- Almond Butter
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Blackberry Preserves
- Grape Jelly
- Raspberry Preserves
- Strawberry Preserves
Fruit & Nut Bars
If you didn’t feel like Publix had enough choices with their GreenWise breakfast bars, don’t worry, here are even more bars to choose from!
- Apple Pie
- Blueberry Muffin
- Cashew Cookie
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Fresh Fruit & Greens
- Red Seedless Grapes
- White Seedless Grapes
- Fuji Apples
- Gala Apples
- Granny Smith Apples
- Honeycrisp Apples
- Baby Kale
- Baby Spinach
- Spring Mix
We’re going to finish our list with one of Jen’s favorite items and that’s Kombucha. Publix has a great selection of choices!
- Dragon Fruit Watermelon
- Ginger Blueberry
- Honeycrisp Apple
- Pineapple Spirulina
There is a plethora of GreenWise brand vegan options at Publix and it feels like more items are being added all time.
And these are just the GreenWise brand products. There are also even more vegan items that you’d expect at most grocery stores like Killer Dave’s Bread and Bagels, Plant Based Meats like Beyond and Gardein and Lenny & Larry Cookies.
Finally, all of these vegan options are great, but what if you don’t have a Publix near you?
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