The best WeChat stores for vegan snacks and ingredients

For when you want to buy vegan without leaving the house

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Veganism is on the rise, and Shanghai is no exception to riding the wave. Teeming with more than 100 brick-and-mortar vegan restaurants, Shanghai offers vast selections for vegans who are out and about. But what if you’re in the mood for some options to cook with or while chilling at home? With these online stores you can open up WeChat and order away.
GoVegan101

GoVegan101

An English-language WeChat shop, GoVegan101 has more vegan sauces, spreads and supplements than you could shake a stick at, including algae oil (a clean source of omega-3), active B12, a range of natural powders and activated charcoal. This is also where you can find options for vegan wines (five to be precise). Other product categories include personal care and toiletries – it sells menstrual cups and organic cotton feminine pads.

WeChat ID letsgovegan.

VeganDiscovery

VeganDiscovery

The sleek interface boasts well-organised categories of plant-based drinks, supplements, snacks, breakfast cereals, cooking oils, condiments, seasonings and more. Speciality items include Sri Lankan organic coconut milk powder (53RMB for 150g) and British gluten-free smooth almond butter.

WeChat ID Veganssts.

Govegan (素易购)

Govegan (素易购)

This Shanghai-based vegan store specialises in snacks and beauty products. It has German wheatgrass and goji powders, British oat crackers, Italian plant hair dye and Cantonese mushroom broth.

WeChat ID goveganpeace.

素舍Vegan

素舍Vegan

The Chinese name is a play on the words ‘dormitory’ and ‘vegan hut’. This vegan bakery resembles a well-stocked pantry with selections from mooncakes and red bean buns to croissants and pretzels. It also sells Japanese- and French-imported flour and organic cotton tote bags.

Delivery cost Free shipping to Shanghai on orders over 98RMB. 
Phone 187 9555 6882.
WeChat ID S_vegan.

NEWSOUL

NEWSOUL

Guangzhou-based NEWSOUL focuses on organic personal care and household products including an all-natural soap for washing dishes, fruits and vegetables; a handmade baby soap for hair, face and body; and a cereal germ toner (299RMB for 150ml). Speciality cooking products include vegan abalone sauce (16RMB for 490g) and pure vegan sesame oil (36RMB for 500g). There’s an instant drink category that features various brown sugar remedies and Yunnan turmeric powder.

Delivery cost Free shipping on orders over 200RMB.
WeChat ID Follow '原素OriginalVegan'.

Suxin Vegan (素心素食商城)

Suxin Vegan (素心素食商城)

The store’s name can be translated as ‘a simple mind yearning for a simple vegan diet’. Aside from vegan milk powders, snacks, sauces and seasoning, this store also carries imitation meats and pet foods.

Delivery cost Free shipping on orders over 98RMB.
WeChat ID suxinvegan.

159

159

The 159 in the store name stands for two things. First, it sells packets each supposedly containing 159 kinds of powdered beans, nuts, flowers, fungi, algae, seeds and grains that can be readily made into a nourishing meal of non-GMO, preservative- and sweetener-free congee. Second, it’s 159RMB per box of 10 packets. The ingredient mixes are based on ancient medicinal and philosophical Chinese texts.

WeChat ID sushi159.

Shuxiangshijia (蔬香世家)

Shuxiangshijia (蔬香世家)

This store has a comprehensive grain and mushroom selection with accompanying pictures. It features traditional Chinese vegan items such as mushroom paste, vegan mung bean cakes, vegan sausages, mushroom chips, coconut dates, dried longan and vegan pork floss. The neatly arranged layout of the website makes navigation easy for those who can’t read Chinese, but you might want to whip out Google Translate to decipher to huge list of different mushroom species.

Delivery cost Free shipping on orders over 69RMB.
WeChat ID vegan100.

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