One big criticism of the vegan diet is that it can get quite pricey. But any diet can be expensive or affordable, with the right effort. Rice and beans for example, two vegan-friendly pantry staples, can both be bought in bulk and cooked in large batches. Get your hands on some frozen vegetables and before you know it, you’ve meal prepped for just a few bucks. And check out your local markets too, for deals on fresh, local produce. A budget-friendly vegan diet may not be the most exciting taste-wise, but we’re saying it’s definitely possible.