The world\u2019s second largest retailer, Costco, has been filling up pantries for nearly 40 years. And these days it's a must-shop place for all the vegan food. Costco is undeniably a market leader when it comes to wholesale -- the superstore is known for its bulk-buy items like 500 bottles of water or 1,440 toilet rolls up for grabs. But it's also appealing to the daily shopper for quick meal fixes, snacks and more. Many of these are everyday items like Kirkland\u2019s (Costco\u2019s brand name) own lattice apple pie. It carries established vegan lines including Gardein and Justin\u2019s. An especially successful string to Costco\u2019s vegan bow is the top-selling Don Lee Farms Organic Plant-Based Burger, which it has stocked in US stores since February 2018. The breakthrough GMO-free patty sold an incredible one million burgers within the first two months after launching at Costco. For math lovers: that\u2019s more than ten vegan burgers per minute. Following in the footsteps of other leading vegan meat brands such as\u00a0Beyond Meat, the Don Lee Farms\u2019 products are stocked in Costco\u2019s meat aisle for maximum accessibility. Speaking of the sought after vegan burger, Danny Goodman, Product Development, Don Lee Farms, said: \u201cAs people choose to consume less meat, they expect a burger alternative to be made with simple, wholesome and recognizable ingredients. This is the burger for them. Goodman went on to add: \u201cThis product is another example of what our team develops by focusing on each ingredient\u2019s purpose. Because we crafted this burger from organic and responsible sources, it\u2019s truly the only sustainable replacement for a raw beef burger.\u201d Costco\u2019s increased vegan food stock reflects the growing number of plant-based eaters across the US and beyond. In 2018, figures showed that the number of US vegans rose by 600 percent in just three years and the plant-based boom is showing no signs of slowing down. Only this week, comparison site Finder predicted that the number of UK vegans will more than triple in the next year alone. The global shift away from animal products has also encouraged a new generation of meat-reducers, which describes people who consciously limit their meat intake, usually for environmental and ethical reasons. Costco has responded to the plant-based demand with a greater range of vegan products as well as more organic goods. With 770 stores across the US, Canada, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, Costco is constantly developing its ranges to suit the global market. This is not limited to Costco\u2019s grocery shelves. The membership-only retailer also caters for the growing plant-based demand at its food courts. Last year, Costcos across the US removed the popular Polish hot dog from the food court menu and introduced more vegan-friendly items. The new offerings include the protein-rich \u201cAl Pastor Salad\u201d and the popular acai bowls. This last item is based upon the South American acai fruit, which is served frozen like a sorbet atop Kirkland\u2019s granola and fresh fruit.\u00a0 Vegan Breakfast While shoppers can start off the day with a fresh fruit salad or a kale smoothie at the store, there's plenty of vegan variety on the shelves to take home as well. Costco stocks the following vegan breakfast items: 1. Annie\u2019s Organic Cinnamon Rolls, with lots of gooey icing 2. BelVita Breakfast Biscuit, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, for breakfast on the go 3. Pillsbury Original Crescents Rolls, for breakfast time baking 4. Steel Cut Oats Power Bowl, made with almonds and flax seeds 5. Love Crunch Chocolate and Red Berry Granola made with flax and coconut 6. Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal, Variety Pack, 52 easy vegan breakfasts 7. Life Cereal, Original, made of spun wheat 8. Kellogg's Unfrosted Blueberry Pop Tarts, if you\u2019re feeling retro. Just steer clear of the frosted pop tarts as these contain gelatin. Vegan Dairy Alternatives to cow\u2019s milk have come a long way from the chalky, off white products of vegan yesteryear. It is estimated that 65 percent of the planet is lactose intolerant, making new innovations in plant milk all the more necessary. Costco stocks the following dairy-free milk: \u00a09. Kirkland\u2019s Rice Drink, also available in soya and almond 10. Silk Almond Milk, particularly smooth 11. Pacific Coconut Non-Dairy Beverage which is great for baking or perking up a coffee 12. Almond Breeze Almond Milk with a subtle nuttiness Vegan Meat Heralded as the future of sustainable protein, vegan meat is a booming business. Trailblazing brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have become leaders in their field, using ingredients such as pea protein isolate and beetroot extract to replicate traditional meat. CEO of Impossible Foods Pat Brown estimated that the vegan meat industry could be worth a whopping $3 trillion dollars in ten year\u2019s time. Speaking to the CNBC earlier this month, Brown said: \u201c is based on a prehistoric technology that hasn\u2019t improved in thousands of years \u2014 using animals to turn plants into food,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s fundamentally unimprovable.\u201d He continued, \u201cIf there\u2019s one thing that we know, it\u2019s that when an ancient unimprovable technology counters a better technology that is continuously improvable, it\u2019s just a matter of time before the game is over.\u201d He added, \u201cI think our investors see this as a $3 trillion opportunity.\u201d \u00a0 The market demand for plant-based meat has inspired iconic frozen foods company, Birdseye to launch a new vegan meat range. The soy free range named Green Cuisine has been rolled out to Tesco and Asda stores in the UK this week. Naturally, Costco stocks a variety of vegan meat products, which includes the following: 13. Don Lee Farms\u2019 organic Plant-Based Burger, which is about to go global 14. Don Lee Farms\u2019 Superfoods Veggie Burger made with kale, quinoa and almonds 15. Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders Chick\u2019n Strips made from soy 16. Gardein Chick\u2019n Sliders for mini vegan burger enjoyment 17. Gardein Beefless Szechuan Strips for great kebabs 18. Gardein Szechuan Beefless Strips, flavored with tamari soy sauce 19. MATCH Meat - Premium Vegan Ground Chicken made from plant protein 20. MATCH Meat - Premium Vegan Ground Beef, also gluten-free 21. MATCH Meat - Premium Vegan Meat Variety Pack, with 6 pounds of vegan meat 22. Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages, made with wheat gluten 23. Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausages with a fiery kick Vegan Staples Along with Nutritional Yeast and Oreos, there are some products which it is always advisable to have somewhere in your kitchen. Costco provides the following everyday items: 24. Sweet Earth's General Tso\u2019s Tofu, in a sweet n sour sauce and served with brown rice 25. Dr Praeger\u2019s Organic California Veggie Burgers, packed with veggies 26. Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti, protein-rich and Vegan Society approved 27. Pulmone Organic Sprouted Tofu for jazzing up stir-fries 28. Alpha Foods\u2019 Pizza Burritos, made with vegan cheese and vegan sausage crumbles 29. Gardenburger Malibu Vegan Burgers made with corn and peppers 30. Amy\u2019s Organic Soups Multipack, in split pea, and quinoa, kale, and red lentil 31. Kirkland\u2019s Organic Raw Cashews, for cheese sauce or so many other things 32. Vegan Chickpea Patties with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes, full of flavor 33. Kirkland\u2019s Organic Frozen Fruit range, including 4 lb bags of strawberries, cherries, and blueberries 34. Banza Chickpea Pasta for a more proteinous alternative to wheat pasta 35. Urban Remedy Macro Bowls, filled with quinoa, seeds and veggies Vegan Treats Whether you\u2019re flexitarian, pescetarian, vegan or personally opposed to dietary labels, everyone deserves a little treat now and then. It could be a little bit of indulgence at the end of a long day, or a boost to get you through that long car journey. There are countless reasons for having a bit of what you fancy and these vegan goodies fit the bill. \u00a0 36. Coco-Roon Organic Brownie Super Cookies (or if you prefer, 3lb tubs of vegan cookie dough are also a thing at Costco) 37. Justin\u2019s Peanut Butter Cups covered in dark chocolate 38. Kirkland\u2019s Lattice Apple Pie from Costco\u2019s bakery section 39. Hail Merry, Meyer Lemon Tarts, bite-sized and zesty 40. Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar chickpea puffs, light and crisp 41. Organic Superfruit Acai Bites, sumptuous blended acai dipped in dark chocolat 42. Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal and Dark Chocolate Cookies, like fancy flapjacks 43. Organic Coconut Clusters, GMO-free and packed with nutty goodness Vegan Household Items Not to be confused with plant-based, which describes a diet, veganism is a lifestyle. As such, vegan living impacts what clothes, cosmetics and cleaning product choices a person makes. Luckily, Costco stocks several vegan household items, in rather massive quantities. 44. Ecos Natural Laundry Detergent, made with plant-powered cleaning agents 45. Ecover Dishwasher Tablets, which are phosphate free 46. California Pure Naturals Organic Facial Hydrator Set, made with aloe vera 47. Joyful Bath Co. Hemp Balm Set, for intensive moisturization 48. Free & Clear Organic Laundry Detergent, perfume and dye free 49. Kirkland Signature Quick Dissolve B-12, vegan and $20.99 for 300 tablets 50. Wet Nose Organic Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats, for plant-based pooches 51. Zaaina Natural Handmade Soaps, ultra-moisturizing naturally-scented bar soaps will wash away all your woes.