The best vegan hot cross buns you can find in UK supermarkets this Easter

Read Time:   |  27th February 2020

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Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter, and there’s nothing quite like tucking into a freshly toasted bun bursting with fruits and spices and slathered with dairy-free butter at this time of year. Thankfully many hot cross buns you can find at UK supermarkets are made using vegan ingredients.



Free From & Vegan 4 Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns

These soft and fluffy vegan hot cross buns from Asda are packed with tempting choc chips. As an added bonus they’re also gluten-free!

£2.20 for a pack of four


Free From Hot Cross Buns

Asda has buns for everyone to enjoy, with a variety of flavours, shapes and sizes to suit every taste bud, including a simple gluten-free and vegan hot cross bun for those who prefer a more traditional treat.

£2 for a pack of 4. 




Essential hot cross buns

Made with British flour and lemon peel, these quintessentially British buns are part of Waitrose’s essential range and are accidentally vegan!

£1 for a pack of 4.



Ocado Gold Easter Hot Cross Buns

If you get your groceries delivered straight to your door then why not pop a packet of Ocado’s Gold Easter Hot Cross Buns. The generously fruited buns are studded with raisins, sultanas, currants, Chilean flame jumbo raisins, lemon and orange zest and mixed spice.

£1.50 for a pack of 4


Kingsmill Hot Cross Buns

Prepare to enjoy the deliciously fruity and subtly spiced flavour of Kingsmill’s wonderful buns that are just perfect for toasting. You can find these in most major supermarkets as well as on Ocado.

£1.25 for a pack of 4


Fruited hot cross buns

Iceland’s own brand hot cross buns are happily accidentally vegan and are moist and sticky with just the right amount of fruity goodness.

£1 for a pack of 6


Richly fruited hot cross buns

Richly Fruited Lightly spiced, with plump sultanas, currants, raisins and mixed peel.

£1 for a pack of 6

Tesco Finest 4 Red Berry Hot Cross Buns

Packed with sultanas, sweetened dried cranberries, redcurrants, raspberries and strawberries, these Tesco Finest hot cross buns are made from a delicately sweetened dough that makes these buns so moreish!

£1.50 for a pack of 4

Tesco Finest 4 St Clements Hot Cross Buns

These fluffy buns are packed with orange soaked sultanas, plump raisins and orange and lemon peel for a zesty flavour.

£1.50 for a pack of 4


Sainsbury’s Hot Cross Buns x6

There’s nothing like a freshly toasted hot cross bun slathered with lashings of dairy-free butter to get you in the Easter spirit, and thankfully Sainsbury’s own-brand hot cross buns are vegan-friendly. They’re deliciously flavoured with orange peel and cinnamon for a delicious treat. Don’t get them confused with the Taste The Difference buns however as these contain egg.

£1 for a pack of 6

Marks & Spencer

Kentish Bramley Apple Hot Cross Buns

Flavoured with Bramley apples and loaded with currants, they are fruitier than the original and can be eaten straight from the pack or toasted.

£1 for a pack of 4


Co-op Hot Cross Buns

These vegan-friendly hot cross buns bursting with sultanas, raisins and citrus peel.

80p for a pack of 4


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