6 Delicious Turkey-Free Vegan Christmas Roasts

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The centrepiece of most Christmas dinners is a hearty roast, and by choosing a vegan option, you’ll be ensuring that everyone can celebrate the holidays. There’s no need for a turkey to suffer when these great alternatives are readily available.

  • VBites Meat-Free Turkey Roast:Vegan Christmas VBites Roast If you’re looking for a traditional Christmas lunch, this offering from VBites is a fantastic option. This meat-free roast is formulated so it will cook and slice just like actual turkey, and it’s sure to be popular with the whole family, especially when served with cranberry sauce and roast potatoes.
  • Tofurky Vegetarian Feast: Vegan Christmas Tofurkey RoastWant to go all out for Christmas dinner? This vegan roast from Tofurky features a faux-turkey roast with a stuffing centre, and includes herb gravy for a tasty topping. If you’ve got friends and family to impress, then this is the roast for you.
  • Fry’s Soy & Quinoa Country Roast:Vegan Christmas Fry's Roast This new product from Fry’s Family Foods is both delicious and nutritious. High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it’s great for carving and serving with gravy and veggies.
  • Tesco Meat Free Festive Nut Roast: Vegan Christmas Tesco RoastRolling out in Tesco stores around the UK, this nut roast is packed full of the festive flavours we all love. It’s made with pecans, peanuts and maple syrup–glazed roasted carrots and comes with a cranberry and port sauce to top it all off. It’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.
  • Vegusto Rustic Roast: Vegan Christmas Vegusto RoastThis vegan roast is full of traditional spices and would be delicious sliced and served alongside potatoes and veggies. The mild flavour makes it perfect for kids and adults alike. Vegusto is offering PETA supporters a 10 per cent discount on its roasts. Just enter the code  “PETA10” at checkout on their website, but be quick, the offer ends at midnight 21 December 2015. United Kingdom orders only.
  • Chestnut, Orange and Sage Wellington:Vegan Christmas Wellington Fancy cooking your own roast instead? Try this chestnut and mushroom Wellington from talented blogger Little Miss Meat-Free. By using olive oil instead of butter, you can make a crisp shortcrust pastry to wrap up your roast. Full of seasonal fruity ingredients and red wine, it’s a winner this festive season.

With all these fantastic options, you can enjoy a cruelty-free Christmas without compromising on flavour. If you’re in need of some cool Christmas gifts to put under the tree, check our guide to the best vegan gifts for the holiday season.

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  • Eileen Horniblow commented on December 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    CAN YOU LIET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY Tofurky please

  • Pat commented on December 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I have just bought Aldis speciality vegie meal which has veg, goats cheese and is spicy, its nor like a nutroast but it is very tasty and serves two to three people and I will be buying it for my Xmas lunch. It is new in be try.

  • Caroline Willis commented on December 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    The Tesco Festive Nut Roast is lovely – this is my first vegan Christmas so I wanted to try it beforehand to make sure it was OK. Taste and texture are fantastic and it is nice cold as well as hot. They also do a Kale & Butternut Squash one which is also lovely.

    • Carey Ostrer commented on December 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Caroline, I’d be really grateful if you would tell me a little more about Tesco Festive Nut Roast, mainly the texture and what about the taste/ingredients that you liked about it. I have a horror of most meat substitutes rubbery-smooth and strange tasting (some), and like bite and strong flavours. I made Jamie Oliver’s cranberry topped nut roast which was heaven! I left out the cheese, and its quite rich enough without cheese, and I left out the eggs, which possibly made it a bit more crumbly when cut, but the tast is so delicious, well worth the effort if you have the time. http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/uncategorised-recipes/best-ever-cranberry-pistachio-nut-roast/#lVGdglrRr102oTzR.97

  • Lauren commented on December 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Where can I find the tofurky roast/feast in the Uk?? 🙂

  • Carey Ostrer commented on December 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Hello, seen some good reviews of the Field Roast range, including the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute. http://fieldroast.com/product/hazelnut-cranberry-roast-en-croute/ Its a US company, has been featured by The Food People in the UK http://thefoodpeople.co.uk/news/field-roast-brings-new-holiday-flavours-to-the-table but I cant find it from a web search. I would be most grateful for any ideas! Thank you!

    • Ruby commented on December 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Carey, unfortunately I was not able to find this product on any UK websites! Hopefully one of the roasts in our guide will make a tasty choice for Christmas?

  • Sussn Keane commented on February 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I was a vegan for 8 months but wasn’t aware I needed B12 or how to get it. I felt very ill for 3 days. All my bones ached even when lying down. I ate some meat and I felt okay again. I’d like to try again where go I get this vitamin from. I’d prefer to get it naturally from a food source if possible. Sue

    • Ruby commented on February 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Hi there. As a vegan, you can get vitamin B12 from cereals, such as cornflakes, fortified soya milk, nutritional yeast, marmite and many meat substitutes. If you have any nutritional worries, this blog might able to help you identify nutrients you will need and how to get them: http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/get-your-essential-nutrients-the-vegan-way/

  • Ann commented on April 30, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Would like to see more posts like this one. For instance these ideas are good not for Christmas time only. And by the way some of the products are impossible to buy online. 🙁

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