If you ain’t got no money, take your broke a$$ … to the dollar store and get some of these*:

1. Soy Chorizo

soyrizo

Soyrizo | Photo by: Luiz Eduardo | CC by 2.0 

Yaaas, my fellow Mexican-food lovers, some dollar stores carry vegetarian chorizo. Cook it with potatoes for a crazy-cheap and crazy-delish meal.

2. Carb City B*tch, Carb, Carb City B*tch!

fries collage

French fries, hash browns, tater tots, wedges, sweet-potato fries—the dollar store can make any potato dream you have come true.

3. Beans for Dayz

canned beans collage

Beans are some of the cheapest and healthiest foods you can eat. And dollar stores have a variety to choose from, including white, pinto, black, and refried—whatever your lovely heart desires. Just be sure to get the vegetarian or fat-free refried beans, because ain’t nobody got time for yucky lard!

4. Soy Milk

soy milk dollar store

Yes, some dollar stores sell soy milk. Look through the cereal or beverage aisle. There’s seriously no excuse not to buy vegan milk—I mean, c’mon, it’s a dollar.

 

5. Frozen Veggies

Frozen dollar store veggies

Let’s face it, cooking can be a b*tch sometimes—especially when you’re super-hungry and the last thing you want to do is cut up veggies. Frozen veggies make cooking WAY easier! Use them to make a bomb stir-fry, add them to your fave vegan chili, or mix them up with pasta for a healthy twist on an old classic.

6. Vegan Ramen

ramen bowl

OK, so ramen is cheap everywhere, but you might as well pick some up while you’re at the dollar store. Some flavors are accidentally vegan! Just check the ingredients on the package.

7. Candy

candy sour patch swedish fish

You can celebrate Halloween year-round when vegan candy is only a dollar!

*Inventory at stores may vary by store and season.

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