Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

The ultimate guide to the best vegan Christmas food products for 2018

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

The All Dark Vegan Selection Box (£27.50)

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!

ASDA Extra Special Free From Truffle Collection (£4.50)

Treat yourself to a box of delicious truffles in salted caramel, strawberry, orange and vanilla flavours.

ASDA Christmas Free From Choc Coins (£1)

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!

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Asda Mint & Orange Thins (£1.50) 

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.

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Hotel Chocolate Large Festive Chocolate Wreath (£20)

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.

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Snacks

Caffè Nero Mince Pies

This Christmas special from coffee chain Caffè Nero is vegan-friendly, perfect to enjoy with your favourite hot drink.

Asda Extra Special Vegan Pâte

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.

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M&S Salted Caramel Snowflakes

These caramel flavour salted snowflake shaped pretzels are so moreish, you’ll find it hard to share!

M&S Salted Caramel Snowflakes

ASDA Belgian Chocolate Cranberry & Orange Tiffin (£2.39)

Dark Belgian chocolate squares with sultanas, sweetened dried cranberries and orange oil – need we say more?

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Costa Christmas Cake Bar

Grab this handy little Christmas cake bar from Costa when you pop in for a coffee. It’s gluten-free as well as vegan.

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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.

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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.

Tesco Finest Thai-Inspired Butternut, Coconut and Lemongrass Rolls

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.

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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.

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Sandwiches

Pret A Manger Very Merry Christmas Lunch (£3.59)

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.

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Marks & Spencer Vegan ‘Turkey’ & Cranberry Sandwich (£3.90)

Tapping the ever-growing demand for vegan items, Marks & Spencers has brought back its popular No Turkey Feast sandwich that originally launched in 2017.

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Starbucks Vegan Winter Sandwich (£2.99)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mains

Asda Mushroom & Spinach Puff Pastry Parcels

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.

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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.

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Waitrose Beet Wellingtons (£15/4)

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.

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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.

Waitrose Nut & Grain Roast (£5)

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.

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Dessert

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.

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Waitrose Iced Fruit Cake (£7.50)

No Christmas dinner would be complete without the obligatory Christmas cake, and this year Waitrose has teamed up with Fiona Cairns to create a beautiful Iced Fruit Cake. Best enjoyed with a glass of brandy!
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Duchy Originals from Waitrose organic Christmas pudding (£8)

Rich with vine fruits, almonds and walnuts, this splendid pudding is infused with cognac.

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Asda Extra Special Vegan Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pots

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.

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Sainsbury’s Deliciously Freefrom Iced Mince Pies (£2)

Fancy a glittery iced mince pie? Sainsbury’s has you covered with this free-from offering.

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Waitrose Vegan Chocolate Torte (£15/6)

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.

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Essential Waitrose 6 Shortcrust Mince Pies (£1)

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…

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Waitrose Pineapple & Coconut Panna Cotta (£3.50)

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 climesvegan christmas products.

Asda Extra Special Vegan Chocolate Torte (£4)

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.

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Drink

Besos de Oro (£28.50)

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a creamy Baileys-esque liquor, and luckily for us vegans, Besos De Oro make a gorgeously creamy liquor, with none of the dairy!

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Marks & Spencer Gold Crème Brûlée Liqueur

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.

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Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Mulled Wine £6)

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.

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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.

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Baileys Almande (£16)

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.

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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.

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Looking for the perfect vegan advent calendar? Check out our guide to the best vegan advent calendars for 2018 here. 

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