Discover festive vegan nibbles from Costa, Cafe Nero & more

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  26th November 2021

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'Tis the season for all things tasty! Discover what festive vegan treats are on the menu at Costa, Starbucks, Cafe Nero and more!


With busy Christmas shopping trips underway, stopping at a high street coffee shop for a quick bite to eat is essential.

While there has been an abundance of delicious vegan product launches, it is easy to lose track of what is available.

Thankfully, we have created a guide showcasing all the festive vegan treats available in Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Pret and more!

Let’s take a look at what vegan Christmas creations are on offer this year …

Costa Vegan Christmas Menu

Following last years success, the iconic coffee chain is bringing back its Vegan Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Bloomer Toastie.

The toastie is filled with vegan turkey, sage and onion stuffing, fresh spinach and finished with cranberry sauce for that extra touch of Christmas.

Additionally, Costa is offering its classic gluten-free and vegan Mince Tart, as well as its signature vegan Father Christmas gingerbread.

This year, Costa has added a new sweet treat to its vegan festive menu, introducing the Chocolate & Salted Caramel Torte. Delicious!

Furthermore, make sure to try the coffee chains Quality street Toffee Penny Latte, which can be made with plant milk – don’t forget to request it without the caramel swirl.

Costa Chocolate & Salted Caramel Torte


Pret A Manger Christmas Vegan Menu

Pret has always been our go-to spot for a vegan bite on the go.

This Christmas the coffee chain is pulling out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone.

For sandwich lovers, the Vegan Christmas Nut Roast is sure to be a winner!

Filled with roasted butternut squash, peppery rocket, and Christmas pesto, finished off with a spoonful of vegan sage mayo, crispy onions and caramelised pecans.

Next, Pret’s Vegan Christmas Flatbread is perfect for lunch on the go.

Layered with vegan sage mayo and port & orange cranberry sauce with our Christmas pesto, roasted herby butternut, sweet potato falafel and pickled cabbage & carrot.

Finished with baby leaf spinach and wrapped in wholemeal flatbread.

In addition, those looking for something warmer can enjoy the Vegan Festive Pasta Bake.

This festive pasta dish has a layer of Christmas pesto topped with pasta mixed with vegan béchamel sauce and herby roasted butternut squash.

And topped with a sprinkling of crispy breadcrumbs and festive seasoning.​

Pret A Manger's Vegan Christmas Flatbread

Pret A Manger's Vegan Christmas Flatbread


Cafe Nero Festive Plant-Based Offerings

This year, Cafe Nero has teamed up with plant-based meat experts THIS to create the Vegan Festive Feast Panini.

The festive panini promises to be a cut about the rest using THIS plant-based meat, festive stuffing, juicy cranberry and port sauce and fresh spinach leaves.

Moreover, the coffee chain is also offering classic vegan Mince Pies, as well as a selection of festive hot drinks including Mint Choc Chip Hot Chocolate and Salted Caramel Latte.

Don’t forget to add vegan whipped cream!

Starbucks Vegan Festive Menu

Finally, the iconic coffee chain Starbucks has released a vegan festive toastie of its own.

The sourdough No Turkey and Trimmings Toastie features soya ‘turkey’ with cranberry sauce, potato, cabbage, sprout and leek hash.

It is finished with vegan mozzarella and mayo for extra indulgence.

Furthermore, the chain has continued its partnership with Beyond Meat into the festive season.

The Very Merry Beyond Meat Sandwich is filled with a Beyond Meat patty, cranberry chutney, Dijon mustard ‘mayo’, sliced tomato and a vegan ‘cheese’ slice. Yum!

Starbucks also offers a selection of festive hot drinks that can be veganised, including Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate, and Caramel Waffle Latte.

Preparing for the big day? Here are our favourite vegan Christmas recipes to inspire you!

Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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