The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Mince Pies

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, we’ve listed our very favourites below. Each selection is made without exploiting animals – so they extend the spirit of goodwill to everyone and keep all animals jolly.

  • Abel & Cole Vegan Mini Mince Pies

    Looking for cute mini mince pies crafted with care? These bite-sized wonders are organic and make the perfect festive indulgence for the whole family.

  • Asda Free From Iced Mince Pies

    These pies are packed with raisins, sultanas, and warming spices and topped with icing. The crumbly pastry will delight anyone looking for the classic mince pie experience without the cruelty.

  • Caffè Nero Classic Mince Pie

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

  • Co-op Merry Mince Pies

    These classic mince pies are made with crisp shortcrust pastry and filled with sultanas, raisins, mixed peel, and spices. A finishing touch of sugar crowns these festive treats, adding an extra touch of sweetness.

  • 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.

  • Greggs Sweet Mince Pie

    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.

  • Holland & Barrett Mince Pies

    Savour the festive magic with these delectable mince pies. They’re bursting with succulent mixed berries, currants, and finely diced apples, which is complemented by the citrusy notes of candied mixed peel.

  • Iceland Mince Pies

    These delicious vegan mince pies are perfect straight from the box or warmed up with a dollop of vegan cream or custard for the ultimate festive bliss.

  • Lidl Favorina Mince Pies

    The pastry 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 at a reasonable price – making them too good to miss.

  • M&S Food Plant Kitchen Mince Pies

    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.

  • Morrisons Free From Mince Pies

    Made from juicy vine fruit and winter spices, these mince pies will bring the festive spirit to your table. You can get your hands on these beauties at your local branch or order online.

  • Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Free From Mini Mince Pies

    These mini pies are totally delicious and 100% kind to animals. With crumbly, sweet pastry and spices in every bite, they make an ideal Christmas treat.

  • Sue’s Gluten Free Kitchen Mince Pies

    Enjoy this sweet almond pastry filled with luxurious mincemeat. Treat yourself to a bite of bliss and indulge in the finer flavours of the season with these vegan and gluten-free mince pies.

  • Tesco Plant Chef Mince Pies

    Mince pies are one of our favourite festive offerings in Tesco’s Plant Chef range. They have all the hearty essence of the classic Christmas favourite and they’re animal-friendly.

  • The Foods of Athenry Very Merry Christmas Starry Mince Pies

    Experience the festive delight of these deep-filled starry mince pies. Picture a crumbly gluten-free pastry that cradles a flavourful medley of nuts, fruits, and spices – a perfect combination that captures the essence of the season.

  • Waitrose

    Waitrose has no less than three options for vegan mince pies. In its free from range, you can find a pack of two star-topped pies or a box of four, both of which are filled with vine fruit and cranberry mincemeat, and its Essential Shortcrust Mince Pies are bursting with a delectable mixture of raisins, currants, sultanas, and spices.

Opting for vegan mince pies makes a massive difference for animals exploited for their bodily fluids. Just so that humans can consume milk and butter, dairy farmers tear baby cows away from their mothers soon after birth.

Female calves on dairy farms endure the same fate as their mums – they are repeatedly and forcibly impregnated and separated from their own babies until they’re eventually slaughtered when the industry no longer views them as profitable. Male calves are commonly sold to the veal industry and killed when they’re just a few months old.

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