Supermarkets and leading brands are offering vegan festive ranges this year that feature all the Christmas classics (sprouts included!). From vegan beef Wellingtons to all kinds of turkey-style roasts, it has never been easier to cook a delicious and cruelty-free Christmas dinner.
Here’s some of the mouthwatering food that should make your Christmas list this year:
Christmas arrived early with Caffè Nero’s new Vegan Festive Feast Panini, which is packed with THIS plant-based turkey, cranberry sauce, and spinach leaves. Plus, all Caffè Nero’s festive drinks can be made vegan and topped off with dairy-free whipped cream!
Costa’s line-up of vegan festive treats includes everything from Mince Tarts and Vegan Santa Gingerbreads to an indulgent Chocolate & Salted Caramel Torte. Be sure to check out the return of its classic Christmas sandwich, the Vegan Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Bloomer Toastie.
For the first time ever, Greggs is offering a vegan version of its famous Festive Bake. Delicious puff pastry is filled with Quorn pieces, sage and onion stuffing, and a vegan bacon crumb and topped with cranberry sauce. Don’t forget – Greggs’ Sweet Mince Pies are suitable for vegans, too.
LEON’s sNOw Turk*y Burger will get you into the festive spirit: the crispy vegan turkey patty is served with braised red cabbage, Gouda-style cheeze, cranberry sauce, and crunchy slaw.
Pret A Manger
We can’t get enough of Pret’s Christmas menu – choose from the Vegan Christmas Nut Roast sandwich or Vegan Christmas Flatbread for a festive lunch on the go or try the Vegan Festive Pasta Bake if you’re searching for some comfort food.
Starbucks has two new Christmas sandwiches for us this year. The Very Merry Beyond Meat Sandwich features a protein-packed patty with cranberry chutney, tomatoes, Dijon mustard mayo, and a slice of vegan cheese. There’s also the Turkee & Trimmings Toastie, which packs all the flavours of Christmas dinner into one tasty sourdough bloomer.
Subway has veganised its Tiger Pig sub and launched the brand-new P.I.B. (Plants in Blanket). This 100% meatless sub is only available in select stores across the West Midlands for a limited time. If you’re lucky enough to live nearby, get your hands on one quickly!
We all know the sides and trimmings are as important as the main when it comes to Christmas dinner. Thankfully, vegan meat brand THIS offers tasty pigs in blankets – mini vegan sausages wrapped in bacon-style rashers. No animals were harmed in the making of these – a Christmas miracle!
Keep everyone happy with a good vegan cheeseboard made simple thanks to Violife’s new Vegan Festive Selection. It boasts four dairy-free cheeses: Epic Mature Cheddar, Smoky Cheddar Flavour, Crumbly Greek White, and Mozzarella Flavour With Cranberries. And you can cheese the day away with its new dairy-free camembert, too.
Aldi’s Plant Menu No Turkey Crown makes for an impressive centrepiece this Christmas. The delicious turkey-style joint is wrapped in vegan bacon and filled with cranberry and chestnut stuffing.
Asda’s Beefless Wellington and Roasted Root Vegetable Tart both make great mains – just make sure you leave room for all the canapés and nibbles. With vegan pigs in blankets, a plant-based cheeseboard, and even vegan crab croquettes, Asda’s extensive vegan festive range has something for everyone.
The PETA Vegan Food Award–winning GRO range makes choosing tasty plant-based food easy all year round – and Christmas is no exception! Choose the GRO Ho Ho Turk’y Joint for Christmas dinner, or get into the festive spirit early with the brand’s Turk’y Feast Sandwich – all the taste and none of the cruelty.
Stock up on all your vegan party food at Iceland, with vegetable samosas, vegan sausage rolls, and more. The No Bull Wellington makes for a great centrepiece.
Highlights from Lidl’s 2021 festive range include a show-stopping vegan wreath, which features vegan sausage with cranberries, sage, and onion encased in a crisp puff pastry.
Marks & Spencer
Fans of the extensive M&S Plant Kitchen range can choose between a vegan beef Wellington or a butternut, almond, and pecan roast for the main course this year. Sides and festive snacks include duck-style croquettes, vegan pigs in blankets, and a cauliflower and leek bake.
Morrison’s Christmas range shows that there is an animal-free version of all of your favourite festive dishes. Vegan Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese pots? Check! A vegan take on the French classic Mushroom St Jacques? Check! An indulgent vegan mushroom pâté? Check! And that’s just the nibbles – find the full vegan festive range at Morrison’s now.
Ocado has hundreds of vegan Christmas delights in stock, including meat-free beef Wellingtons, vegan turkey joints, and classic nut roasts. Also on offer are dairy-free chocolates, mince pies, and melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings.
Sainsbury’s is delivering a supermarket first this Christmas with its groundbreaking vegan gammon joint. Pair it with the vegan turkey crown and Plant Pioneers No Salmon En Croûte for the ultimate Christmas spread.
This independent company has been producing vegan meat since 2017. It has an impressive array of vegan roasts that will be a real showstopper at your Christmas feast. You can get all the festive classics, including vegan turkey and vegan hickory ham with a maple syrup glaze.
From the Wicked Kitchen No-Turkey Roast Crown to the impressive free-from Honeycomb Dome cake, Tesco has top vegan choices for every course. Even sprouts have their moment to shine, thanks to Wicked Kitchen’s traybake, which spruces up this festive favourite with chopped chestnuts, sweet maple dressing, and savoury vegan bacon bits.
Waitrose’s Vegan Jewelled Roast makes a great alternative for those wanting something different to vegan meats on Christmas day. It’s a tasty mushroom-based roast with chestnuts, caramelised onions, and an apricot centre.
If you still want more to choose from, check out these eight festive vegan roasts, or for recipes and top tips on going vegan, order a free copy of our vegan starter kit: