Best Trader Joe’s Vegan Frozen Meals (Mar. ’23)

Attention busy people (and folks that don’t wanna cook)! Great news…these Trader Joe’s vegan frozen meals are so tasty and unique that they make it perfectly delicious not to cook!

Collage of Trader Joe's frozen vegan dinners.

Dare I say these items may be the best Trader Joe’s frozen food, plant-based or not! These vegan frozen dinners (or lunches) are worth a try for busy (and lazy) omnivores and herbivores alike!

Is this all the vegan frozen meals at TJ’s? Nope. This is the curated list of only the best. To see what didn’t make the list (and why), scroll down to the end of the post😉.

The Best Frozen Trader Joe’s Meals

Misal Curry with Brown Rice

Trader Joe's misal curry with brown rice in package, one of the top Trader Joe's vegan frozen meals.

Trader Joe’s Indian Misal Curry made with sprouted moth beans, chickpeas, and peas is packed with flavor and has a lovely kick (about 7-8 on a scale from 1-10). If I have a minute, I add some sauteed greens for a well-balanced, protein-rich quick lunch at home.

Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Bowl

Blue box of Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Bowl.

This Riced Cauliflower Bowl with chickpeas, sweet potatoes, tofu, and tahini sauce is packed with flavor and spice without overusing salt. Full of wholesome ingredients to boot, this one is always in the freezer for a quick solo meal.

Vegan Kimchi & Tofu Soup

Grey box of Trader Joe's Kimchi & Tofu Soup.

Kimchi isn’t for everyone, but kimchi fans will love this one. With unique flavors and textures throughout the bowl, this soup also includes black rice and mushrooms. I simply throw it on the stove with 2 tablespoons of water and a handful of cabbage and heat on low, covered, for about 10 minutes.

A cozy and quick meal that doesn’t taste like it was previously frozen.

Trader Joe’s Japchae: Trader Joe’s Healthy Frozen Meals

Japchae noodle package.

This Korean sweet potato glass noodles and vegetable stir fry is simple, mild, light, delicate, and absolutely delicious! It is great on its own, but I also like to add tofu and sriracha sauce.

Vegan Thai Green Curry

Package of Trader Joe's vegan Thai Green curry, one of the best Trader Joe's vegan frozen meals.

Trader Joe’s vegan Thai Green Curry with tofu sheets and veggies has restaurant-quality flavor! It is impressively spicy (a 9 on a scale from 1-10), so it’s not for the faint of heart! But heat lovers should definitely try this one.

Trader Joe’s Vegan Pizza: Best Trader Joe’s Vegan Frozen Meals

Box of TJ's vegan pizza.

Trader Joe’s only vegan pizza is about as good as frozen vegan pizzas get! Named “Vegan Meatless Meat Eater’s Pizza“, the pie is full of flavor and has a perfectly crispy crust. The sausage is spot on in flavor and texture; the pepperoni also has great flavor, even if the texture is a little soft. And the plant-based cheese is totally passable, even if it doesn’t fully melt.

Vegetable Panang Curry: Best Trader Joe’s Frozen Dinners

The Vegetable Panang Curry package, one of the best Trader Joe's vegan frozen meals.

This Thai panang curry is another tasty choice for a quick frozen plant-based meal. It is a red curry with a sweeter profile than most curries, and mild on the heat (about a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10).

Trader Joe’s Frozen Meals that didn’t make the cut

Even Trader Joe’s can’t win them all…like these:

  • Vegan Bolognese: the sauce has an odd flavor, aftertaste, and texture
  • Chickenless Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry: the vegan chicken has a mushy texture and the dish overall lacks flavor
  • Vegetable Pad Thai: too sweet and high in sugar; also, the proportion of sprouts to noodles is a bit too high; finally, the noodles don’t cook evenly in the microwave
  • Vegan Tikka Masala: the meat substitute is soft and mushy; the sauce is a bit oily

Perhaps I have introduced you to something new, maybe I am missing your fav?! Please, tell me what you think in comments below!

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