The Ultimate Guide to Ingredient Substitutions and Equivalents

How to Keep Cooking Even If You're Missing Something

Ingredients for gluten free German cake

The Spruce / Emily Hawkes

There are myriad reasons why you might not be able to get an ingredient at the last minute—the supermarket might not be accessible right now or you may simply be faced with a shelf full of never-before-used spices.

Our mission here at The Spruce Eats is help our readers cook nourishing and delicious meals all the time, but especially when things are uncertain. Below you will find a comprehensive list of resources to help you effectively make substitutions as you cook.

In addition, our homepage will be updated regularly with answers to your questions, as well as recipes that fit the changing grocery and supply circumstances we are all facing. Please do not hesitate to reach out via the community comments section at the end of recipes, or directly:

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