I am NOwhere near a Whole Foods or anything remotely like it (welcome to the country in the deep south!), but I'd love to try the products in the book. Earth Balance products and Sunspire chocolately chips, to name but two.
Any suggestions for buying Vegan online? I've been looking but haven't found anything terribly helpful.
www.goldminenaturalfoods.com/ is THE place to get your Kind Diet staples.....sea vegetables, miso, ume plums, pickles and lots of other goodies. You can also ask your local grocery stores to carry special items....like Amy's brand soy cheese and roasted vegetable pizzas and rice or soy yogurt, and dairy-free ice creams.
For beauty products go to vitacost.com. It's a great way to get all the little thinks like deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, make-up, etc for a much cheaper price than in stores. Just make sure you buy as much as you can at one time to cut down on fuel waste and over paying shipping and handling. Good luck!