Confused about which Greggs vegan options are available? Here’s a complete guide to what you can enjoy next time you hit the high street.
Wonder down any UK high street and you’ll no doubt come across a Greggs bakery. It’s the perfect place to stop for a quick snack, sandwich or baked treat.
Founded in 1939 as a bakery in Tyneside, the chain has since expanded to over 2,000 stores and has become a bit of a British institution.
Until early 2019, vegan options at Greggs were pretty much non-existent. But as veganism became more mainstream and more people started to reduce their meat intake, Greggs decided to get in on the action with the launch of the Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll. The company is now part of a huge number of places offering vegan options at chain restaurants.
Fast forward to 2023 and the vegan range has grown even further. Here’s what’s available right now for hungry vegans on the go on Greggs’ vegan menu in 2023.
Greggs vegan options at a glance:
- Vegan Sausage Roll
- Vegan Southern Fried Chicken Baguette
- Vegan Tandoori Chicken Flatbread
- Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt
- Vegan Bean & CheeZe Toastie
- Vegan Mexican Chicken Free-Bake
- Sweet Potato Bhaji and Rice
- Southern Fried Potato Wedges
- Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll
- Hash Browns
- Glazed Ring Doughnut
Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll
Greggs launched a vegan version of its most popular item just in time for Veganuary 2019 – a vegan sausage roll.
This seemingly insignificant event caused quite a stir. As everyone scrambled to try this exciting new product, the vegan sausage roll sold out at numerous outlets across the country.
Piers Morgan even tweeted about it, saying “Nobody was waiting for a vegan bloody sausage, you PC-ravaged clowns.” Which, of course, simply helped make the new vegan sausage roll even more popular.
In fact, the success of the launch saw strong company growth, and 25,000 employees were given a bonus of £300 each.
Following this launch, numerous other fast food outlets began to up their game and release vegan versions of their best-selling items, including McDonalds, Burger King and KFC.
This Greggs menu staple is made with Quorn Mycoprotein, around 96 layers of light puff pastry and mirrors the meat-version in terms of texture and taste.
The Vegan Sausage Roll costs £1.05, or you can buy 4 for the price of 3 for £3.15.
The Vegan Sausage Roll sold out across the UK when it was launched in 2019. Photo © Greggs
Iceland Greggs Vegan Sausage Rolls
Wondering whether the Iceland version is still available? The answer is yes!
Next time you’re out shopping in Iceland, you can purchase a pack of 4 to bake in the comfort of your own home.
They’re made with the same tasty ingredients as the Greggs bakery versions – puff pastry and Quorn Mycoprotein – and require baking from frozen for around 30 minutes.
Iceland Greggs Vegan Sausage Rolls cost £2.75 for a pack of 4.
The Vegan Sausage Rolls are also available at Iceland supermarkets. Photo © Iceland
Greggs Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Baguette
This brand-new option is a real treat! It’s perfect for when you’re super hungry and want something extra filling to tuck into.
The freshly baked baguette is filled with chicken-style goujons, vegan cheese, red onion and a spicy chipotle chilli sauce.
The Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Baguette priced at £3.40 or you can add potato wedges and a regular hot or cold drink for £4.70.
Tuck into the new Vegan Southern Fried Chicken baguette at Greggs. Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Tandoori Chicken Flatbread
New for summer 2023, Greggs says its latest cruelty-free option is ‘sure to tempt vegans, veggies and meat eaters alike’.
The meat-free sandwich is part of the bakery’s lunchtime menu and features ‘delicious’ tandoori chicken-free pieces, cucumber, salad with a dollop of vegan tandoori mayonnaise and mango chutney.
The Vegan Tandoori Chicken Flatbread launches in selected stores across the UK on May 25 as part of the cold sandwich deal, priced at £3.60.
The bakery giant’s vegan tandoori chicken flatbread features 'delicious' tandoori chicken-free pieces, cucumber, salad with a dollop of vegan tandoori mayonnaise and mango chutney. Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt
There are few things more satisfying (or British!) than the classic combination of meaty sausage, gooey cheese and baked beans. And now you can enjoy a vegan-friendly version of this delicious dish as it’s returned to menus following a brief hiatus!
Wrapped in puff pastry with a lattice-style design, the Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe melt makes a tasty and filling breakfast or lunch option.
It’s filled with chunks of vegan sausage, tomatoey baked beans and grated mozzarella-style vegan cheese.
Priced at £1.65 individually or £2.95 as part of the savoury bake deal.
Sausage, vegan cheese, beans – what's not to love?! Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Bean & CheeZe Toastie
This satisfying toastie is another new option and perfect for autumn/winter when you find yourself wanting something warm and comforting.
Made with classic sliced white bread, baked beans and melted vegan cheese, it’s the perfect quick and easy lunch.
The Vegan Bean & CheeZe Toastie costs from £3.05 or £4.70 as part of a meal deal that includes potato wedges and a regular hot or cold drink.
Everyone loves a toastie, right? Photo © Greggs
Vegan Mexican Chicken Free-Bake
In spring 2023, Greggs expanded its menu once again with a brand new, limited edition vegan bake – the Vegan Mexican Chicken Free-Bake.
The savoury pastry is filled with THIS! vegan chicken pieces, mixed vegetables in a Mexican-style tomato sauce, and topped with a cheese-flavour crumb.
You can pick up the hot new bake for £1.90 for a limited time only.
Available for a limited time only, the Mexican Bake is a savoury sensation with vegan chicken pieces, mixed vegetables in a Mexican-style tomato sauce. Photo © Greggs
Sweet Potato Bhaji and Rice
If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious lunch, Greggs’ Sweet Potato Bhaji and Rice bowl is a vibrant veggie option.
The colourful bowl is filled with a rainbow of tasty ingredients including sweet potato onion bhajis, roasted peppers, spinach leaves and pickled red onions.
It’s served with cooked long-grain rice and a flavoursome Indian-style chana masala sauce with mixed vegetables, chickpeas, lentils and quinoa.
The healthy salad bowl is priced at £2.85 so is a great, affordable option when dining out on the go.
Greggs' Sweet Potato Bhaji and Rice bowl is a vibrant veggie option for meat-free eaters. Photo © Greggs
Southern Fried Potato Wedges
Wanting to bulk out your meal? Greggs’ Southern Fried Potato Wedges are suitable for vegans and totally delicious!
The crispy potato wedges are lightly spiced with a combination of herbs and spices, they’re sprinkled with southern fried style seasoning to give them a fiery kick.
Greggs’ Southern Fried Potato Wedges cost £1 and can be ordered as part of a meal deal that includes potato wedges and a regular hot or cold drink.
The lightly spiced wedges are perfect for snacking or sharing. Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Steak Bake
This was the second vegan product to be launched by Greggs, arriving in January 2020. The meaty puff pastry slice was filled with Quorn ‘beef’ mince, onion and gravy and was a big hit.
The Vegan Steak Bake was priced at £1.55, but is currently unavailable due to other new vegan product launches.
However, you can currently buy the Greggs Vegan Steak Bake at Iceland, priced at £2.75 for 2. Simply cook from frozen for 30 minutes.
The Vegan Steak Bake is currently unavailable, but you can buy the Greggs Vegan Steak Bake at Iceland. Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Ham and Cheese Baguette
A ham and cheese baguette is a classic lunch option, and many a new vegan might find themselves missing this tasty flavour combination.
In 2021, Greggs launched a vegan version of its popular ham and cheese baguette. It was made using Quorn ham and vegan cheese slices on a white baked baguette.
The Vegan Ham and Cheese baguette is currently having a rest, whilst other options are being trialed.
Bookmark this page for updates on when old favourites might return!
In 2021, Greggs launched a vegan version of its popular ham and cheese baguette. Photo © Greggs
Greggs Vegan Festive Bake
Launched in November 2021, this popular vegan version of their classic Festive Bake featured pieces of Quorn Mycoprotein, sage and onion stuffing, a vegan bacon crumb and a sage and cranberry sauce.
All of this was wrapped in puff pastry to create an indulgent, seasonal delight that was popular with vegans and non-vegans alike.
Will the Vegan Festive Bake return for Christmas 2023? Watch this space!
The seasonal Vegan Festive Bake features all the elements of a Christmas dinner including vegan chicken, sage and onion stuffing, a vegan bacon crumb and a sage and cranberry sauce. Photo © Greggs
Greggs vegan breakfast options
Greggs Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll
Another plant-based option on the Greggs vegan menu is the Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll – a vegan sausage bap made with a soft, corn-top roll, Quorn sausages and your choice of Heinz Ketchup or HP Sauce.
Priced at £1.95 or £2.50 as part of a breakfast deal with a regular hot drink, orange juice or water.
Greggs Vegan Bacon Bap
The vegan bacon bap arrived in September 2021 and cost £1.90, featuring smoky plant-based bacon in a roll.
This popular menu item is currently having a break – check back soon for updates on when it might return!
Greggs hash browns are vegan-friendly and are made from shredded potato.
They come as a pack of two and are deep fried for a lovely, crunchy breakfast snack.
Greggs hash browns can be added to a breakfast meal deal for an extra 50p or purchased individually for £1.05.
Start the day right with a hearty vegan sausage bap. Photo © Greggs
Are Greggs doughnuts vegan?
The only Greggs doughnut that is vegan is the Glazed Ring Doughnut. All the other Greggs doughnuts include dairy milk in their fillings or toppings.
Greggs vegan-friendly Glazed Ring Doughnut costs 75p, or you can buy 2 for £1.05.
You can also buy a Glazed Ring Doughnut as part of a sweet meal deal with a regular hot drink for £2.50.
The only vegan-friendly doughnut at Greggs is the glazed ring doughnut. Photo © Greggs
Other vegan products available at Greggs
The high-street bakery chain continues to innovate, releasing a slew of new vegan products throughout the year.
Some of the limited edition vegan launches from Greggs you may have missed include the Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Goujons coated in lightly-spiced Southern Fried breadcrumbs which launched in 2022.
Additionally, the retailer launched new vegan options to celebrate Veganuary 2023 including two sandwiches, vegan chicken goujons and a soup.
Among the new items were the Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Baguette and Vegan Chicken-Free Goujons.
Also available was the Greggs’ Warm Winter Vegetable Soup and the Vegan Chicken-Free Cajun Roll.
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