Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry! This year supermarkets and high-street eateries have been on a mission to add more festive vegan options than ever before to their shelves in a bid to meet the growing demand from consumers for meat-free options. To save you time trawling the shelves to find this fabulous festive fare, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas food products in UK supermarkets and high-street stores to help you get in the Christmas spirit!
Chocolate & Sweets
Someone you know loves dark chocolate? Or perhaps they’ve gone vegan and they’re missing their cocoa fix? Our collection of some of Hotel Chocolat’s most popular dark recipes is a cocoa-lover’s dream come true. Whether it’s their birthday, your anniversary or just because, our elegant boxed selection makes the perfect gift for them or for yourself!
Treat yourself to a box of delicious truffles in salted caramel, strawberry, orange and vanilla flavours.
Many of us have fond childhood memories of finding a bag of chocolate coins in our stocking, and now we don’t have to miss out on this festive tradition any more thanks to Asda!
These dark chocolate mint and orange thins are just the thing for the sweet-toothed vegan who misses getting involved with the Quality Street tin on Christmas day.
You can never have too much chocolate at Christmas if you ask us! Sprouts are a less popular choice during the festivities, but even children will love these chocolate truffles from Asda that are humorously wrapped to resemble Brussels sprouts.
Forgot Christmas wreaths made from leaves, this year we’re all about this super chocolate number from Hotel Chocolat! This impressive chocolate masterpiece is made from 75% Colombian dark chocolate and studded with hazelnuts, almonds and raisins. This is a great one to open after a meal with friends and family and makes a gorgeous centrepiece.
This Christmas special from coffee chain Caffè Nero is vegan-friendly, perfect to enjoy with your favourite hot drink.
Asda has released a very tasty new vegan pâte to perk up your Christmas party platter this year. The pâte is made with roasted parsnips, chickpeas, coconut based alternative to soft cheese, chestnuts and seasoned with sage. Asda’s festive new vegan products will be hitting store shelves from November 22nd.
M&S Salted Caramel Snowflakes
These caramel flavour salted snowflake shaped pretzels are so moreish, you’ll find it hard to share!
Dark Belgian chocolate squares with sultanas, sweetened dried cranberries and orange oil – need we say more?
Grab this handy little Christmas cake bar from Costa when you pop in for a coffee. It’s gluten-free as well as vegan.
Waitrose Pulled Jackfruit Tacos & Caramelised Onion & Tomato Tarte Tatins
No Christmas party would be complete without a selection of canapés to nibble on, and Waitrose’s selection will ensure that everybody enjoys the party. Choose from Pulled Jackfruit Tacos (£7/12s) and Caramelised Onion & Tomato Tarte Tatins (£6/12s) to get your party started in style.
Morrisons Veggies in Blankets
‘Pigs in Blankets’ are back on the menu for vegans this year thanks to Morrisons supermarket who have just launched a vegan version of the popular product – Veggies in Blankets.
Tesco Finest Thai-Inspired Butternut, Coconut and Lemongrass Rolls
For those who like the finer things in life, there’s a new addition to Tesco’s Finest range in the form of Thai-inspired butternut, coconut and lemongrass rolls. These Thai-inspired hand-wrapped spring rolls are filled with creamy coconut and butternut squash and topped with coconut, parsley and smoky paprika. Look for these in stores from november 12th.
Asda Vegan Cheese Board
This Christmas Asda will be selling an affordable vegan cheese board which features three dairy-free cheese varieties such as Mature Cheddar, Wensleydale & Cranberry Alternative and a Garlic & Chive Mature Cheddar. Asda’s festive new vegan products will be hitting store shelves from November 22nd.
Tesco Pastry Selection (£2)
No Christmas party would be complete without a selection of canapés, and Tesco has got your needs covered with their new snack-sized pastry selection. The new pastry selection will include Moroccan spiced rolls with roasted cauliflower, sultana, and harissa wrapped in puff pastry with a turmeric and fennel seed crumb, as well as roasted butternut rolls seasoned with spiced pearl barley and herbs, and katsu rolls featuring katsu curry vegetables and a katsu crumb topping. Tesco’s festive range launches in stores on November 12th.
Bring some festive cheer to your breakfast table with these cute and delicious Christmas tree crumpets!
Looking for party food to feed a large crowd? This crowd-pleasing Mini Burger selection of 10 mini vegan burgers is perfect for parties! The burgers themselves are made of soya and mushroom and they come with slider buns and a sachet of vegan burger sauce and are sold in packs of 20 for £10.
Pret A Manger’s popular vegan Christmas sandwich is back! Pret’s chefs have created a special vegan stuffing that is combined with grilled carrots, crispy onion, caramelised pecans, spinach and a Port & orange cranberry sauce for a deliciously festive grab-and-go option.
Tapping the ever-growing demand for vegan items, Marks & Spencers has brought back its popular No Turkey Feast sandwich that originally launched in 2017.
Pick up a pumpkin sandwich with your coffee at Starbucks this winter. The coffee shop’s festive offering consists of roasted carrot and butternut squash with smoky chipotle slaw, spiced pumpkin stuffing, cranberry and brussels sprout pesto, spiced pumpkin puree, kale and rocket leaves, pomegranate arils, toasted pumpkin seeds.
Co-op Vegan Bubble and Squeak (£2.65)
This traditional Boxing Day-inspired sarnie offering from Co-op consists of sweet potato, cabbage and sage fritter, vegan sage and onion mayonnaise, spinach, red cabbage, spiced fruit chutney and steam-roasted pickled beetroot.
Boots Parsnip Fritter and Butternut Squash (£2.75)
You won’t often pink parsnips in a sandwich (much to our annoyance as we love ’em!), but Boots have made a tasty little sandwich that packs plenty in. This tasty little number features parsnip and carrot fritters, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, vegan mayonnaise, hummus, chickpeas and chestnuts with spinach.
These perfect parcels from Asda are stuffed with mushrooms and spinach wrapped in flaky puff pastry for a delicious alternative to nut roasts on Christmas day. Asda’s festive new vegan products will be hitting store shelves from November 22nd.
Tesco Finest Easy Entertaining Cauliflower Wellington (£10)
This show-stopping Wellington from Tesco may not be accidentally vegan, but it does look delicious! It is available to order especially for Christmas delivery to save you hassle whilst preparing your roast dinner. The Wellington is available to order from November 12th.
Take the stress out of Christmas dinner with Waitrose’s Beet Wellingtons, which consists of marinated beetroot is encased in a rich mushroom duxelle, wrapped in vegan puff pastry and garnished with beetroot breadcrumbs to create an eye-catching centrepiece for vegetarian and vegan guests alike.
Tesco Festive Nut Roast With Mulled Wine and Cranberry (£3.50)
Many pre-made nut roasts include ingredients like egg or dairy, so it’s great to see a vegan-friendlyTesco is offering this delicious-looking nut roast made with carrots, pecans, peanuts, maple syrup, cranberries, and spices with a mulled-wine and cranberry sauce. It’s perfect for a festive dinner or even for Christmas Day.
Morrisons Grilled Root Vegetable Loaf with Shimmered Walnuts and Cranberries will be the star of your festive table this Christmas!
If you’re a fan of traditional nut roasts then you’ll be pleased to hear Waitrose is selling a hearty, crunchy and delicious Nut & Grain Roast (£5) that featuring a crunchy topping of pecans and brazil nuts.
Treat yourself to this gorgeous centrepiece made with roasted butternut squash, pecan nuts, almonds, bulgur wheat, cannellini beans, dried apricots and cranberries, all finished with a rich red wine and thyme gravy.
Marks & Spencer Festive Parsnip & Mulled Red Onion Roast
Stuffed full with mushrooms, bulgar wheat, apricots and cranberries, this very festive parsnip and mulled red onion roast is one you’ll want to eat year-round!
Tesco Chocolate & Hazelnut Filled Mini Churros (£2)
Treat yourself with this Spanish street food favourite of frozen chocolate and hazelnut churros with a dusting of sugar lightly sprinkled over the top.
Rich with vine fruits, almonds and walnuts, this splendid pudding is infused with cognac.
Dark chocolate and salted caramel all rolled into one incredibly rich and decadent dessert – need we say more?! Asda’s festive new vegan products will be hitting store shelves from November 22nd.
Fancy a glittery iced mince pie? Sainsbury’s has you covered with this free-from offering.
For those chocoholics out there there’s a rich and decadent Chocolate Torte at Waitrose this Christmas that’s perfect for entertaining. It’s dark, delicious and an impressive way to finish your meal.
These cheap and cheerful mince pies from Waitrose are dairy-free. At just £1 per pack, you might have to be careful not to stock up on too many…
If you’re looking to break from the traditional fruit and chocolate desserts on offer at Christmas, be sure to check out Waitrose’s Pineapple & Coconut Panna Cotta. A creamy, sweet and tasty dessert, this fruity little number will transport you to warmer, sunnier climes.
This wonderfully indulgent pudding from Asda is made with cashews, dates almonds and Belgian dark chocolate to help you get your chocolate fix during the holidays.
This vegan-friendly liqueur appeared on M&S shelves last year and has returned for Christmas 2017. You can order a case here or find it at your local branch.
A rich, warming mulled wine with citrus fruit flavours and spicy notes. Silky smooth Tempranillo and fruity Merlot wines are carefully blended with flavours of orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla to create this festive winter warmer.
Marks & Spencer Vegan Chocolate & Coconut Cream
Another returning favourite from Marks & Spencer this year is the Vegan Chocolate & Coconut Cream – a delicious creamy chocolate flavour and coconut drink made with coconut oil instead of cream to produce a vegan-friendly chocolate liqueur.
Baileys Almande is dairy-free and vegan-friendly, but very much not free from naughty, delicious indulgence. All the deliciousness of Baileys without the dairy make this the perfect dairy-free indulgence. After a long wait, this delicious drink is now available in all major supermarkets.
Treat yourself to a night in with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Silky-smooth and made with real Swiss chocolate, each sip is a dreamy taste of heaven.