ChattaVegan Recipe Challenge Dollar Store Edition


It’s time to show us your skills and win some prizes! We’ve got our first recipe challenge for ya, and we want you to show us and the community how to make an amazing meal using less than $10 and items found only at your local dollar store. The winner will receive a $40 gift card to a local vegan restaurant of their choice!

Now, let’s get to the fine print!


  1. All submissions must be sent via email to with the subject Recipe Challenge

  2. Your submission must include:

    • A recipe for a tasty, vegan meal using only ingredients found at your local dollar store

    • A photo of the completed dish

    • A photo of the receipt or a cost breakdown of each item proving you spent less than $10. Staples like salt & pepper can be excluded from the cost, but specialty vegan staples like nooch can’t be used.

  3. All submissions will be posted to the ChattaVegans (and the curious) Facebook group where they will be judged by our community. The submission receiving the most likes at the end of the contest period will be declared the winner. You do not have to have a Facebook account to submit an entry.

  4. Submissions must be received by Sunday, May 19th at 11:59PM

  5. Winners can pick their favorite vegan restaurant from the top of our Restaurants page and we’ll secure $40 for you to spend as you choose.

Pretty simple, eh? We can’t wait to see your budget-friendly creativity in the kitchen, and more importantly, we can’t wait to give away free vegan grub! So get to planning and shopping, and get those submissions to us before the deadline for your chance to win.

*Note: We are not promoting any particular dollar store or their potential business practices. We’re using this contest to help make veganism accessible to folks that only have these stores available to them.