Are you worried about shopping as a vegan whilst being gluten-free? Fear not! We've got you covered with our top 10 gluten-free vegan supermarket buys.
If you’re already vegan and have recently been told you need to avoid gluten in your diet, this can be a daunting prospect!
Many vegan alternatives contain gluten which can make being a gluten-free vegan feel like navigating a minefield.
But being both gluten-free and vegan is easier than you might think. Aside from a variety of whole foods to indulge in, there are plenty of ready-made gluten-free vegan products in UK supermarkets that will make life easier.
Hidden sources of wheat to look our for in ingredients
Aside from obvious products such as bread, pasta, and anything that clearly says ‘gluten’ on the ingredient list, there are some pesky ingredients that can cause confusion when shopping.
The list below includes just some of the things to check what you should be looking out for on bottles, packets and boxes that may indicate a product contains gluten.
Some common ingredients to avoid include:
- Malt, malt flavour, malt extract, malt vinegar
- Ale, barley, beer
- Soy sauce
- Modified starch (unless the source is gluten-free)
- Anything with the words “wheat,” “barley,” or “rye”
By law, products containing gluten as an ingredient must list this information clearly, for example in bold lettering.
If you have Coeliac disease, it is vital that you read food labels carefully before purchasing.
Our top 10 gluten-free vegan supermarket buys
1. Beyond Burger
Who knew that the most famous vegan burger in the UK is actually gluten-free? Made from pea protein and coloured with beetroot, these deliciously juicy meat-free patties work fabulously in a gluten-free bun and plenty of ketchup.
You can find Beyond Burgers in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
2. White Rabbit Pizza
Another quick and easy meal is a White Rabbit Pizza. The brand is entirely gluten-free and mostly vegan, offering a range of pizzas for people with multiple dietary requirements or intolerances. And despite being free-from, they don’t compromise on flavour and taste.
Options in the range include the Smokin’ Vegan topped with chargrilled peppers, mushrooms and baby spinach, and the Vegan Arrabbiata featuring spicy chicken-free strips, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red onion.
And if pasta is more your thing, White Rabbit also created the Aubergine Parmigiana Ravioli which cooks in just three minutes!
Look out for White Rabbit in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
3. Mrs Crimble’s Vegan Macaroons
Gluten-free snack brand Mrs Crimble’s isn’t entirely vegan, but it offers two tasty vegan options.
Choose from the Vegan Coconut Macaroons and the Vegan Chocolate Macaroons – two deliciously moreish treats. They’re the perfect addition to your afternoon cuppa.
You can find these coconutty clouds in Asda and Tesco as well as specialists such as Holland and Barrett.
4. M&S Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls
M&S’ Plant Kitchen brand is one of the best vegan ranges available in major supermarkets, and some of it’s options are also accidentally gluten-free.
One of these is the Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls, made from mushroom and potato fibre rather than wheat. They are the perfect addition to spaghetti or packed into a sub roll with marinara sauce and dairy-free cheese.
Other gluten-free meaty options at M&S include the No Beef Burger, Vegan Mince and Chorizo Puppies.
Pop into M&S today or check out the Plant Kitchen range online at Ocado.
5. Wicked Kitchen Ravioli
Thought you wouldn’t be able to eat ravioli again as a gluten-free vegan? Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range has got you covered with a Spinach and Garlic Ravioli that just happens to be free-from!
Made with gluten-free pasta and filled with vegan cheese, spinach and wild garlic, this ravioli makes an easy dinner with some vegan pesto or rich tomato sauce.
Wicked Kitchen is available exclusively at Tesco.
6. Gü Vegan Cheesecake Pots
Dessert pot mogul Gü has three varieties of vegan cheesecake pots available, that happen to be gluten-free too. Choose from decadent Chocolate & Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Lemon flavours. Who said being free-from was boring?
The base is made from a gluten-free biscuit crumb, and topped with dairy-free coconut alternative cream. We’re heading straight for the Salted Caramel pots! What about you?
Check the aisles of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Waitrose for the Gü free-from cheesecakes.
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7. Meatless Farm Meat-Free Sausages
Pioneering plant-based brand Meatless Farm has some great gluten-free meat alternatives. Our favourite is the Meatless Farm Sausages, made using pea protein and vegetable fibres instead of wheat or soy.
The sausages are juicy, meaty and definitely realistic as they feature a thin casing of sodium alginate, meaning you could fool any meat-lover with a banger and mash supper.
Other gluten-free products in the range include the Plant-based Burgers and Mince and you can find them in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
8. M&S Plant Kitchen Salted Caramel Cookie Dough
Plant Kitchen wins again with this delicious vegan and gluten-free cookie dough. It’s made using gluten-free flour and oat drink and studded with sumptuous salted caramel pieces with caramel sauce running through it. Are you drooling yet?
The cookie dough can be baked into cookies in just 14 minutes, and makes the perfect work snack or topping for an ice-cream sundae. However, we like snacking on it raw – don’t judge us!
Look out for the Plant Kitchen Salted Caramel Cookie Dough in your local M&S.
9. Jus-Rol Gluten-Free Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
Easy pastry brand Jus-Rol is known for being accidentally vegan and its Pain Au Chocolat, Croissants and Cinnamon Buns are a household staple for many vegans. Unfortunately, they are not gluten-free.
However, Jus-Rol does offer Gluten-Free Ready Rolled Puff Pastry which can be used for a variety of meals. Try making your own gluten-free vegan quiche, pie or sausage rolls. The possibilities are endless!
You can find Jus-Rol gluten-free at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, and Waitrose.
10. Cornetto Vanilla Vegan Cones
Just one Cornetto…or four. These vegan vanilla cones are just that good!
With a soy-based ice cream, a thick chocolate layer, and hazelnut topping encased in a crispy gluten-free cone, this chilly dessert isn’t just for summer. Treat yourself!
Vegan Cornettos are available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Waitrose.
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