As Christmas draws closer, vegans will be searching the high street for the best festive offers in town. But which supermarket has the best plant-based holiday feast?
Supermarkets have once again upped their vegan game for 2018 – expanding their offer to cater for an exploding market.
Long gone are the days when vegans were resigned to a Christmas dinner featuring dry vegetables and pitying expressions from loved ones.
But which supermarket offers the best range of delicious vegan products for the most important meal of the year?
The UK’s biggest supermarket chain has developed an impressive range of Christmas treats this year, including centrepieces, sides, canapes and desserts.
For a striking centrepiece – Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash, stuffed with a tangy beetroot and apple filling cooked with a touch of sherry vinegar and garlic to complement the creamy squash. Finished with a topping of crunchy pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Price: £10 for 710g
Another option is the British-grown whole Cauliflower Wellington, generously coated in turmeric oil, followed by a mushroom and butternut squash Duxelles sauce – rich in red wine and warming Christmas spices of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
The cauliflower is then hand-wrapped in golden, flaky puff pastry, and decorated with hand-placed pastry leaves and sprinkled with onion seeds to finish. Price: £6 for 450g.
Tesco’s braised Red Cabbage and Apple is flavoured with tangy cinnamon and cloves. The cabbage has been reduced to create the perfect texture that still has some bite, to save you some prep time on your busy Christmas day. Price: £2 for 300g
Tesco’s Vegan Roll Selection includes three Moroccan spiced cauliflower rolls filled with roasted cauliflower, sultanas and harissa, with a turmeric and fennel seed crumb.
The dish also includes three roasted butternut rolls containing roasted butternut squash, spiced pearl barley and herbs, with a mixed seed crumb; and three katsu Rolls – katsu curry vegetables, sprinkled with a katsu crumb. Great nibbles to keep you going between meals this Christmas! Price: £2 for 270g
Tesco Finest Thai Inspired Butternut, Coconut and Lemongrass Rolls are hand-wrapped spring rolls filled with creamy coconut and butternut squash, topped with coconut, parsley and smoky paprika. Price: £5 for 208g
For dessert, vegans can also try the Yule Log Cake Kit to make your own Christmas treat, which is completely milk, wheat and gluten free.
Waitrose has also decided to up its festive feast on offer. The supermarket has expanded its 2018 offer after vegan and veggie food sales rose by 85% this year.
For an eye-catching centrepiece, Waitrose offers the vegan Beet Wellington. Price: £7 for two servings.
Who needs to meat when you can have a delicious Nut Grain Roast? Price: £5 for 330g.
To accompany, the decadent vegan Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake. Price: £3.29 for 365g.
Christmas dinner is never complete without sprouts! Waitrose has released Chargrilled Sprouts With Smoked Paprika. Price: £5 for 200g.
Or maybe the Pulled Jackfruit Tacos are more to your taste. Price: £7 for 12 servings.
Vegans could also go for crispy Parmetier Potatoes With Wessex Stout. Price: £2.68 for 400g.
To round off the perfect vegan Christmas dinner, Waitrose offers Vegan Chocolate Torte. Price: £15 for six 159g portions.
Or you may prefer Pineapple and Coconut Panna Cotta. Price: £3.50 for two servings.
Asda is among the supermarkets reacting to news that one third of Brits are now cutting down on meat.
Asda’s Nut Roast is made with a mixture of earthy chestnuts, peanuts and wholesome mushrooms. – topped with a festive cranberry vegan butter star. Price: £2.50
Sweet and earthy flavours combine for this roasted parsnip, smoky chestnut & sage pâté. Price: £1.50
Asda also offers a cheese bake in which beetroot is combined into patties with spinach, sunflower seeds and balsamic vinegar, with a melting vegan cheese centre. Pop straight in the oven and enjoy with tasty vegan Christmas trimmings. Price: £2
Sweet tooth? Asda’s Vegan Chocolate Caramel Pots are generously filled with a smooth chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce – topped with gold iridescent glitter for a festive feel. Available on December 19, Price: £3
To create a vegan cheese board, Asda offers a traditional Mature Cheddar Alternative for a full-bodied and smooth option, the Garlic & Chive Mature Cheddar Alternative and a Wensleydale & Cranberry Alternative. Price: £2 each
Co-op has revealed a wide range of 2018 offers for plant-based festivities to appeal to the vegan chef’s appetite.
For main course, Co-op has developed the Irresistible Festive Stuffing Wreath with Pomegranate Glaze. Price: £4 for 518g.
To get the Christmas party flowing, Co-op has introduced Irresistible Pink Gin & Tonic Jelly Shots. Price: £4 for six servings.
Or to round off a festive feast, vegans can choose the Irresistible Winterberry Jelly Terrine. Price: £3 for 500g.
And no Christmas is complete without a Christmas pudding! Co-op offers a Free From Christmas Pudding. Price: £1.50 for 100g.
For some extra nibbles to get you through the day, there’s Irresistible Beetroot Bhajis & Cauliflower Bites. Price: £4 for 320g.
Sweet tooth? Vegans can go for Co-op’s Free From Mince Pies. Price: £2 for a pack of four.
Or perhaps you’ve been missing out on cupcakes this year? Co-op has developed Free From Christmas Cupcakes. Price: £2.50 for a two pack.
Another option is the Co-op Free From Christmas Cranberry & Orange Stacker. Price: £2.50 for a pack of five.
Food to Go
Fancy a Christmas snack on-the-go? Co-op offers the Bubble & Squeak Sandwich. Price: £2.65.
Iceland has launched its vegan Christmas dinner centrepiece to give chefs a bargain option for the most important meal of the year.
The No Turkey Christmas Dinner contains Iceland’s ‘No Turkey’ slices as well as chunks of butternut squash, bundles of kale, chopped chestnuts and wild mushrooms, all covered in a sage gravy. Price: £2.50.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has launched vegan pigs in blankets just in time for Christmas.
Vegans can enjoy the plant-based twist on the classic meaty festive food, with the vegan version named ‘Veggies in Blankets’.
The sausages are made from tomato, potato, mushroom and basil, and wrapped in an aubergine ‘blanket’.
The Veggies in Blankets can be bought as part of a deal which includes the vegan Sweet Potato Stacks and vegan Vegetable Tempura Nests. Price: £6 for three products.
Which supermarket do you think has the best vegan food? Tell us in the comments section below!
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