Ultimate Guide to Vegan Mince Pies 2020

It’s that time of year again: the weather’s cold, the days are short, and we’re pulling our wool-free festive jumpers out of the back of the wardrobe. That’s right – it’s nearly Christmas! And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a mince pie or two.

To get you in the festive spirit, we’ve searched far and wide for the best vegan mince pies available across the UK. From Greggs to Marks & Spencer’s, these are our very favourites – and in the spirit of the season, they’re made without misery, keeping us and other animals jolly:

  • Greggs

    Vegan mince pies are the latest treat in town from the place that brought us the iconic vegan sausage roll and steak bake. Made with crumbly shortcrust pastry and sweet mincemeat featuring Bramley apple, vine fruits, candied orange, and lemon peel, this Christmas goodie is bursting with flavour.

  • Morrisons

    What’s better than a place with a vegan mince pie? One with two vegan mince pies! This year, Morrisons is offering both maple crumble and lattice varieties. You can get your hands on these beauties at your local branch or order online for delivery.

  • Costa

    Good news for anyone who loves a tasty baked good: Costa’s vegan and gluten-free treat is returning for another festive season. The case is filled with mincemeat, topped with a pastry star, and dusted with sugar.

  • Asda

    Asda’s Free From Iced Mince Pies are packed with raisins, sultanas, and warming spices and topped off with icing. The crumbly pastry will delight anyone looking for the classic mince pie taste with none of the cruelty.

  • Waitrose

    Waitrose has two vegan mince pies on offer. You can opt for either a pack of two star-topped pies filled with cranberry mincemeat or a box of four pies made with vine fruit mincemeat – both of which are bursting with raisins, currants, sultanas, and spices.

  • Sainsbury’s

    Sainsbury’s Free From Mince Pies are totally delicious and 100% kind to animals. With crumbly, sweet pastry and spices in every bite, they make an ideal Christmas treat.

  • Tesco

    Mince pies are the latest festive offering in Tesco’s Plant Chef range. They have all the hearty essence of the classic Christmas favourite we all know and love – with no animals harmed in the making.

     

  • Caffè Nero

    We love the mince pies at Caffè Nero. They’re made with shortcrust pastry and filled with apple, cranberries, and mixed spices. To take your pie to the next level, warm it up and top it with some vegan cream.

  • Lidl

    The pastry used in Lidl’s Favorina Mince Pies has just the right amount of crumble, and they’re filled to the brim with fruits and spices. They deliver a classic mince pie experience with a very reasonable price tag – making them an absolute must-try.

  • Marks & Spencer

    Filled with Marks & Spencer’s classic mincemeat recipe and dusted with sugar, these pies from the Plant Kitchen range are a delight. Warm them in the oven for a few minutes to maximise the Christmas flavours.

Opting for vegan mince pies makes a massive difference to animals exploited for their bodily fluids. So that humans can consume milk and butter, dairy farmers separate mother cows from their babies soon after birth.

Female calves on dairy farms endure the same fate as their mums – repeated forcible impregnation and separation from their own babies – until they’re slaughtered. Male calves are commonly sold to the veal industry and killed when they’re just a few months old.

Why stop at mince pies? Ditch all foods that contain dairy – and choose vegan this Christmas and beyond.