In the blink of an eye, we’re nearing the end of the year. Which means the Christmas countdown begins NOW... (Seriously wasn’t it February just yesterday?!)
As usual, portion control will completely go out the window. Let’s be honest, Christmas is the time to indulge, and that shouldn’t be any different for vegans.
That’s right, you eat that extra mince pie, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
But, if you’re vegan, it can often feel like you’re missing out on many of the delicious delicious foods your non-vegan family and friends get to enjoy *cough outrageously big Celebrations box cough*.
Luckily for us plant eaters, supermarkets are starting to catch on to the demand. And it’s now easier than ever before to find alternative Christmas foods and treats.
So to help, we’ve compiled a list of the best vegan savoury and sweet food buys this Christmas, to eliminate any chance of food FOMO.
Vegan Pigs in Blankets
The ultimate Christmas dinner staple has finally arrived in vegan form! Thank you plant food gods.
The actual release dates and prices are yet to be confirmed on these beauties. But one thing we can guarantee is that they're on their way, and are set to be delish.
Vegan stuffing is considerably easier to find. You’d actually be surprised how many brands of stuffing are in fact 'accidentally vegan'.
Here’s a list of our personal faves:
Source- Left: Sainsbury’s Lemon Parsley & Thyme Stuffing Mix - 70p
Right: Tesco Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix - 30p
The Vegan Main
This year, vegans are absolutely spoilt for choice for their main dish. Supermarkets across the country have released multiple tasty options. You might find yourself opting for a medley of nut and soy based roasts!
Source -Left: M&S Plant Kitchen Festive Roast (Serves 4) - £12,
Right: Vegan Butternut, Almond & Pecan Nut Roast (Serves 4) - £7.50
Source: Left: Waitrose Vegan Nut Roast - £3.30,
Right: Linda Mccartney Vegetarian Beef Roast - £3.50 from Tesco
Vegan Cheese Boards
Because is it even Christmas without a cheese board?
Remember when you decided to go vegan and then had the sudden realisation that you could no longer eat cheese? Thankfully, the 21st century has brought us a solution to that problem...
Source: Violife Christmas Pack - £5.99 Ocado
Source: Tyne Chease (Vegan Cheese Blocks) (Various) - £7.95 The Vegan Kind
Gimme the Sweet Stuff...
Now that we’ve taken you through your plant-based savories, it’s now time for the sweet treats. From vegan truffles to tortes, you wont feel like you’re missing out with these beauties.
Source: Left: Waitrose 6 Vegan Chocolate Tortes - £15.00
Right: M&S Plant Kitchen Chocolate & Cherry Dessert (Serves 6) - £10.00
Source: Left: Tesco Finest Free From Truffle Selection - £5.00
Right: Moo Free Hazelnut Truffles - £5.00
Source: Left: Morrisons Free From Chocolate Truffles - £3.00
Right: ASDA Extra Special Free From Truffle Collection - £4.50
Vegan Chocolate Boxes
Source: Left: Vegan Chocolate Box (Mixed Nomo Bars) Dairy Gluten Egg & Nut Free - £12.99 Candy Cave, Right: Bendicks Mint Collection Boxed Chocolates - £3.00
There you have it. No more jealous glaring at your omnivore counterpart’s plate, because this Christmas, there is a little something for everyone.