Christmas comes early as Tesco unveils its festive vegan Christmas range complete with a wide range of vegan party food options and marvellous meat-free mains.
A vegan Christmas once meant everything you ate needed to be homemade. As much as we love spending time in the kitchen during the holidays, we always get excited to see supermarkets announce their festive vegan products.
Tesco has kicked things off early this year as it unveils its plant-based Christmas range featuring 9 show-stopping dishes – including a range of party food nibbles.
Taking inspiration from different cuisines around the world to infuse each bite with flavour, Tesco’s Director of Product Development, Breige Donaghy, said the team were “particularly proud” of this year’s veg-forward Christmas range.
According to Donaghy, the vegan party food products “will see inspiration from across the globe with enticing Italian, Spanish and Asian flavours, to name just a few.”
Tesco vegan Christmas range 2023 roundup:
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer for vegans this Christmas at Tesco:
- Tesco Finest 10 Kimchi Vegetable Crystal Rolls
- Tesco Plant Chef 6 Mini Katsu Inspired Bao Buns
- Tesco Plant Chef 6 Battered Bangers with Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce
- Tesco Plant Chef 10 Mini Mediterranean Inspired Vegetable Lattices
- Tesco Plant Chef Paella Inspired Arancini Bites
- Tesco Plant Chef 10 Laksa-Inspired Aromatic Cones
- Tesco Plant Chef 9 Savoury Roll Selection
- Tesco Plant Chef Butternut Wellington
- Tesco Plant Chef No-Turkey Crown with Herb Stuffing
- Tesco Plant Chef Mushroom & Chestnut Festive Wreath
- Tesco Plant Chef Roasted Vegetable Parcels
- Tesco Plant Chef Seasonal Seeded Roasts with Port Gravy
Tesco is taking our tastebuds on a trip around the world with its global cuisine-inspired vegan Christmas party food range that includes paella-inspired arancini bites and Laksa Inspired Aromatic Cones. Photo © Tesco
Vegan party food
This Christmas, Tesco will be launching a slew of new vegan canapés and party food options that will be the talk of the party with their unique flavours.
Tesco Finest 10 Kimchi Vegetable Crystal Rolls
£4.00 | Available from: 04.12.2023
Taking inspiration from Korea, Tesco’s new Kimchi Vegetable Crystal Rolls will bring a bit of heat to the proceedings with their tangy medley of spiced vegetables with gochujang wrapped in crispy net pastry.
Tesco Plant Chef 10 Laksa Inspired Aromatic Cones
£3.00 | Available from: 11.09.2023
Although the weather might be frosty, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to sunnier climes with these Asian-inspired vegetables with lemongrass and coconut wrapped in crisp pastry.
Tesco Plant Chef 6 Mini Katsu Inspired Bao Buns
£4.00 | Available from: 04.12.2023
Who doesn’t love a bao bun? Nestled between two soft pillows of fluffy dough are tofu burgers in a crisp crumb coating with katsu sauce for dipping. With their mix of fluffy and crispy textures and aromatic dipping sauce, these are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Tesco's vegan party food range takes inspiration from the East with its Kimchi Crystal Rolls and Katsu Bao Buns. Photo © Tesco
Tesco Plant Chef 6 Battered Bangers with Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce
£3.00 | Available from: 04.12.2023
Although Tesco might be going global with its party food selection, one of the options we’re most excited about is its British chip shop-inspired Battered Bangers with Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce!
These golden battered mini plant-based bangers are served with a side of chip shop style curry sauce so you can get the chip shop-experience in miniature form.
Tesco Plant Chef 10 Mini Mediterranean Inspired Vegetable Lattices
£2.00 | Available from: 11.09.2023
Perfect for munching on, these crispy mini pastries are filled with peppers and tomatoes and seasoned with Mediterranean flavours.
The supermarket's vegan Christmas range features novel takes on classic British favourites such as sausage rolls and Battered Bangers with Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce. Photo © Tesco
Tesco Plant Chef Paella Inspired Arancini Bites
£3 | Available from: 04.12.2023
Seasoned rice with jackfruit and vegetables in a crisp crumb coating, these little bites of heaven are a delicious vegan take on classic arancini.
Tesco Plant Chef 9 Savoury Roll Selection
£2.50 | Available from: 02.10.2023
Finally, it wouldn’t be a party without a vegan sausage roll! So, Tesco is making sure no one is disappointed with it party selection of crispy golden pastry rolls with savoury fillings.
Filled with interesting flavours such as chestnut and cranberry stuffing, apricot, sage and onion stuffing and seasoned Pink Lady Apple stuffing, they won’t last long!
Vegan Christmas mains
Cooking a vegan roast can be time consuming, especially if you’re making all the trimmings to. So, this Christmas why not take the stress out of catering with one of Tesco’s superb meat-free mains?
There is a range of fabulously festive vegan options to choose from that will please both those who prefer classic veggie dishes and those looking for some tasty meat alternatives.
Tesco Plant Chef Seasonal Seeded Roasts with Port Gravy
Serves 4 | £3.50 | Available from: 11.12.2023
If you prefer classic nut roast to meat alternatives, you’ll love Tesco’s Seeded Roast. A blend of kale, chestnuts, lentils and mushrooms with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, it’s served with a rich port gravy.
Plant Chef Roasted Vegetable Parcels
Serves | £4
Another tasty option for veggie lovers are the Roasted Vegetable Parcels filled with parsnip and carrot with mushrooms, chestnuts and kale all wrapped up in flaky pastry.
Tesco Plant Chef No-Turkey Crown with Herb Stuffing
Serves: 3 to 4 | 390g | £5.00 | Available from: 11.09.2023
Looking for a cruelty-free alternative to turkey? Tesco’s tender, juicy plant-based alternative to turkey is filled with savoury herb and onion stuffing, and it looks and tastes like the real deal.
Tesco's vegan turkey crown is great for those wanting a meat-free option, while the seed roast will please those looking for more traditional plant-based options. Photo © Tesco
Tesco Plant Chef Butternut Wellington
Serves 4 | 485g | £5.00 | Available from: 11.12.2023
Looking for a showstopping main the whole family will love? Then this plant-based Wellington is a must-buy! With a nutty, sweet roast butternut squash with pea protein centre surrounded by a mushroom & herb duxelles, it’s a flavoursome option that will have you coming back for seconds.
Tesco Plant Chef Mushroom & Chestnut Festive Wreath
Serves: 4 | 450g | £4.00 | Available from: 11.12.2023
Another delightful new addition to Tesco’s vegan Christmas range is the stunningly presented festive wreath.
Made from vegetables and brown rice shaped into a festive wreath, it’s garnished with jewel-like cranberries, sunflower seeds and parsley.
Photo © Tesco
When is Tesco’s vegan Christmas range available?
Tesco’s vegan Christmas range is available from a range of dates throughout September to December.
Shoppers can find the vegan canapés in stores from the 11th of September and the festive mains from the 11th of December.
Want something different for dessert this Christmas?
Then you must try this epic Vegan Sticky Toffee Biscoff Pudding Recipe.
Featured image © Tesco