Veganuary 2023: The Most Exciting Vegan Food Launches

The vegan food scene continues to grow and thrive each year, and the offerings for Veganuary 2023 are particularly impressive. From Burger King’s highly anticipated Vegan Royale “Bakon” King burger to Zizzi’s Meatless “Meatballs” Calzone, you can find vegan versions of all your favourite foods. Now is the perfect opportunity to give vegan cuisine a try, so be sure to check out some of the exciting new food launches of 2023 and start your vegan journey today.

  • Bill’s

    Bill’s kick-starts the new year with the limited-edition vegan brunch of your dreams. The Plant Plate features THIS Isn’t Streaky Bacon Rashers and THIS Isn’t Pork Sausages with roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms, fried potatoes, Scrambled OGGS, baked beans, and toast, all served with spicy sriracha sauce. Also on the menu are a vegan THIS Isn’t Bacon Mac & Cheese and a warming vegan wellington layered with apricot stuffing, wrapped in puff pastry, and served with seasonal greens, roast squash, and gravy.

  • Burger King

    After pledging to make half its menu meat-free by 2030, fast-food giant Burger King continues to build on its meatless offerings with the launch of its Vegan Royale “Bakon” King and Plant Based “Bakon” King, featuring PETA Vegan Food Award–winning La Vie vegan bacon. They’re 100% tasty and 100% plant-based. The Plant Based “Bakon” King is cooked on the same grill as the chain’s meat products but contains no animal-derived ingredients.

  • Caffè Nero

    Caffè Nero delighted us with its THIS plant-based sausage ciabatta breakfast offering, and now, there’s another reason to celebrate. It’s teamed up with THIS once again for a “Chicken” & Pesto Tostati – featuring vegan chicken pieces, pesto, vegan mozzarella, red peppers, spinach, and tomato. Looks good, right? Now finish off your meal with its Salted Caramel & Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake.

  • Costa

    Looking for a hearty lunchtime fix? Costa has you covered. Joining its sensational Vegan Smoky Ham & Cheeze Toastie and Vegan Saus’ge Bap is a brand-new Vegan Me’tball Wrap with a rich marinara sauce, roasted red pepper, and vegan cheese all tucked up in a tomato tortilla wrap. In other good news, Costa has also brought back its Vegan ChicK’n Panini with a smoky BBQ sauce. Yum!

  • Crosstown

    A trio of new vegan doughnuts has arrived at Crosstown. You can get your hands on fresh flavours like Blood Orange, Rhubarb & Jasmine, and Strawberry Cheesecake – as well as a new Pistachio & Raspberry dough bite filled with pistachio crème and finished with freeze-dried raspberries..

  • Frankie & Benny’s

    Frankie & Benny’s has a real showstopper on the menu this January. It has teamed up with award-winning vegan street food company Biff’s to create Biff’s Parmigiana Hoagie – a decadent sandwich featuring Biff’s wings in a baked garlic ciabatta topped with traditional Napoletana sauce, crispy THIS Isn’t Bacon, vegan cheddar sauce, and fresh basil leaves and served with skin-on fries. If you still have room, the menu also features a rich and gooey Chocolate Chip Blondie served with vegan choc-chip ice cream.

  • Greggs

    An all-new vegan Cajun chicken-free roll is joining the roster at Greggs on 7 January. Cajun-style vegan chicken pieces are topped with fresh salad, finished with a touch of chipotle chilli sauce and Cajun-spiced mayo, and packed into a white or wholemeal roll. Nom, nom, nom.

  • Krispy Kreme

    It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: you can now get your hands on Vegan Original Glazed doughnuts at all Krispy Kreme supermarket cabinets across the UK! And if you’re near a Krispy Kreme store, be sure to try its brand-new Vegan Caramel or Strawberry Iced Rings. There’s also a special treat for all the chocoholics – due to popular demand, the dreamy Fudge Brownie Bliss is back! We’ll take a dozen.

  • McDonald’s

    What can be better than a McPlant? A Double McPlant, of course! This twice-as-nice burger features not one but two of the much-loved, juicy Beyond Meat patties. And even better news – it’ll stay on the menu beyond January. Now all we need is the Vegan McMuffin of our dreams. We’re ready when you are, McD!

  • Nando’s

    Fan of Nando’s The Great Imitator vegan chicken? So are we! Luckily, it’s there to stay, but if you’re searching for more vegetable goodness, try its brand new Spiced Chickpea Burger in a wrap, pitta, or bun. Healthy and flavoursome, it’s made with spiced chickpeas and spinach and is paired with houmous, pickled onions, smoky red pepper chutney, and crunchy lettuce. Eat chickpeas, not chicks!

  • Papa Johns

    For those who like it hot, Papa Johns is the place! Try its new rich and spicy Ve-Du-Ya™ and Hot Pepper Pizza topped with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan ’nduja paste, green peppers, red chillies, and jalapeños.

  • Subway

    This January, Subway have teamed up with The Vegetarian Butcher for a luxurious Plant-Based Teriyaki Steak. Ask for it with vegan cheese and the veggies of your choice.

  • wagamama

    Don’t forget to pay wagamama a visit this January. For one month only, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a hearty Vegan “Chicken” Kare Lomen. Imagine udon noodles submerged in a coconut broth and topped with vegan teriyaki chicken, beansprouts, cucumber, coriander, and fresh lime. This soulful vegan bowl is just what you need to beat that January blues!

  • Wetherspoon

    You may have already tried Wetherspoon’s full vegan breakfast, Fiesta Burger, and smashed avocado muffin. This January, the chain will also be serving Katsu Quorn Nugget Curry, the ultimate comfort food for you and your not-yet-vegan friends to down at your local ’Spoons..

  • Zizzi

    Zizzi’s new Meatless “Meatballs” Calzone is a game changer. It’s made with Zizzi’s vegan pizza dough folded over vegan meatballs, MozzaRisella, red peppers, Calabrese sauce, pesto, olives, spinach, and garlic. Have room for dessert? How about the new vegan Zillionaire’s Fudge Cake – a salted caramel sponge stacked between warm and luscious chocolate fudge cake, finished with honeycomb pieces. It’s tasty, gooey, and kind to animals. Just as we like it.

Choose Compassion This Year

Animals abused in the meat, egg, and diary industries are often kept in dirty, crowded conditions where they’re deprived of sunlight and fresh air. Cows develop painful udder inflammation from constant milking, pigs’ tails are cut off without pain relief, and chickens are forced to breathe in ammonia-filled air that damages their lungs. These industries have a devastating impact on the environment, too, as they’re responsible for almost a fifth of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

We have a choice: we can reduce animal suffering and help the planet or make matters worse. If these new vegan options have inspired you to consider a compassionate lifestyle, take our vegan challenge. We’ll provide you with meal plans, recipes, and tips on eating balanced vegan meals, choosing vegan clothing and cruelty-free cosmetics, and showing compassion for animals in other aspects of your life.