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10 Vegan Alternatives To All Your Favourite Christmas Food

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10 Vegan Alternatives To All Your Favourite Christmas Food

Eat & Drink

Want to have a plant-powered Christmas? Never fear, it’s never been easier to stick to a plant-based diet over the festive season.

Check out pebble's round-up of 10 mouthwatering vegan Christmas foods available in the supermarket.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Thu 5 Aug 2021

It's never been easier to make your Christmas menu vegan this year.

Here are our 10 easy ready-made vegan Christmas food swaps so you can put your feet up and enjoy the festivities.

We take a look at some amazing plant-based alternatives to the Christmas classics.

Plus, some essential cupboard staples that will make catering for vegans a breeze whether you're serving up dinner or hosting a party.

Vegan Christmas Food - Liberation nuts

Liberation Nuts

It's Christmas, so you're going to need snacks. Liberation Nuts is the UK’s only fair Trade, farmer-owned nut company. Pep up your aperitif time with the Chilli & Lime Cashew Nuts with Peanuts and Roasted Corn option, which is vegan-friendly, palm oil free and has just the right amount of kick.

Vegan Christmas Food St Peters beer

St Peter's Without Beer

Christmas doesn't have to be the booze fest we all love and fear. Suffolk brewery St Peter's have an organic, vegan-friendly, alcohol-free beer that can be bought as an eight-pack or 24 bottle crate. Sorted.

Vegan Christmas Food Gosh Moroccan Falafel

Gosh! Moroccan Falafel

It's always useful to have a few plant-powered snacks in the fridge over the festive season. These Moroccan Spiced Falafel with Red Pepper and Apricot from Gosh! are endlessly versatile - from throwing in salads and wraps to making the basis of finger-lickin' canapes. A top contender for the best vegan Christmas food in the supermarket we think!

Vegan Christmas Food - vegan mayo

Rubies in the Rubble Vegan Mayo

Surplus food condiment brand and certified B Corp, Rubies in the Rubble has stepped things up a notch this Christmas with a vegan-friendly mayonnaise that's made from water enriched with protein after cooking chickpeas - otherwise known as aquafaba. It's egg and gluten-free but is still a creamy, tangy addition to any sandwich or salad.

Riverford vegan dinner in a box

Riverford Vegan Christmas Dinner Box

For those who don't want to tackle a vegan Christmas dinner with all the trimmings (we're not judging!), Riverford has it all. The box includes a vegan Christmas nut roast, vegan-friendly gravy, Christmas pudding, mince pies, cranberry sauce, organic veggies and clementines - and it feeds two-three people. Order in and put your feet up.

Vegan cheese board

Violife Cheese Board​

Ah, vegan cheese, often the downfall of transitioning vegans. While once it was resolutely rubbish, nut-based 'cheese' has come on leaps and bounds. Available in selected supermarkets, this vegan Christmas Violife Cheese Board has three delicious, creamy and indulgent cheeses for just over a fiver.

vegan friendly ice cream from Jude's

Jude's Ice Cream

Award-winning British ice cream brand Jude's has launched a vegan-friendly chocolate ice cream, exclusively with Sainsbury's. There's no added sugar, it uses coconut milk rather than dairy and weighs in at only 320 calories a tub. Hello Boxing Day sofa-thon.

vegan friendly mince pies

Holland & Barrett Mince Pies

Vegans don't need to miss out on the mince pie action. Holland & Barrett have these short-crust pastry vegan-friendly mince pies that are also gluten free as well.

Vegan friendly soups from Bol

BOL soup

No one wants to whizz up multiple meals from scratch on Boxing Day so Bol's range of vegan-friendly soups are soup-urb things to have in the fridge. We know soup is easy to make and easy to keep vegan but sometimes having it ready made makes all the difference. We're loving this Creamy Corn & Sweet Potato one for an extra immune boost.

Vegan Christmas Food sausages

Heck sausages

That bit between Christmas and New Year needs easy meals that can accommodate last minute guests. Packs of sausages are endlessly useful but don't panic there's no animal in sight here. We've fallen for Heck's new plant-based range and these The Beet Goes On are vegan-friendly. Packed with beetroot, carrot, red onion, sunflower seeds and red chilli, these vegan Christmas meat alternatives are proper winners for the fridge.

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