Best Vegan Sausage Rolls in the UK (It’s Not Just Greggs!)

Can’t find the Greggs vegan sausage roll anywhere? Want one you can cook at home? Just fancy trying some other options? We’ve got you covered – keep scrolling to see where else you can grab a delicious vegan sausage roll in the UK.

1. Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll

Who hasn’t heard of the Gregg’s vegan sausage roll by now? It’s flaky, delicious, and only £1!


2. Pound Bakery Vegetarian Sausage Roll

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Pound Bakery have been selling this vegan-friendly vegetarian sausage roll for years. It’s part of their 2 for £1 deal so it’s a great cheaper option when you’re hungry.


3. Tesco Mini Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

These mini vegetarian sausage rolls from Tesco are our personal favourite – they never fail to go down well with non-vegans and they’re really easy to throw in the oven.


4. Veg Out Jumbo Sos Roll

This Jumbo Sos Roll is available in the fridge at most branches of Holland and Barrett, along with some similar pasties. It’s definitely not as tasty as the others on the list, but still a nice easy lunch option when you’re on the go.


5. Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

These Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausage Rolls are another firm favourite and they’re easy to cook at home. We prefer the miniature Tesco option but these are still worth trying!


6. Fry’s Vegan Sausage Roll

The Fry’s Sausage Roll is fairly new to Sainsbury’s. Have you tried it? Let us know what you thought!

Vegans in the UK are definitely spoilt when it comes to sausage roll options. Which popular pasty would you like to see veganised next?? We’re hoping for a vegan Cornish pasty.

Where to Buy Vegan Fish and Seafood in the UK

Just gone vegan and wishing you could have fish and chips for tea? Craving a fish finger sandwich? Or looking for alternatives to shrimp and salmon? We’ve got you covered! Vegan fish might not be as common as vegan meat alternatives, but there are still plenty of options out there.

Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers

These Fishless Fingers from Quorn have been out for a while now, and they’re a firm favourite with many vegans. The texture is flaky, the fish flavour is good but not too strong, and the breadcrumbs are delicious.

Quorn Battered and Breaded Fishless Fillets (Coming March 2019)

Available from March 2019, two new vegan fish products from Quorn. Choose from fillets with a salt and vinegar crispy batter or the lemon and pepper breadcrumb version. If these are good, they’ll be a game changer!

These will retail at £2.99 each.

Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Shrimp

New at Sainsbury’s is this vegan shrimp from Sophie’s Kitchen – and it certainly looks realistic. If you’ve tried it, let us know what you thought below, or leave a review on our database.

Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Smoked Salmon

This vegan smoked salmon is the second Sophie’s Kitchen product available at Sainsbury’s. Again, let us know what you think if you’ve tried it!

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

A popular brand in the US, you can grab these Gardein Golden Fishless Filets at Sainsbury’s, and we’ve heard positive reviews so far.

Waitrose Vegan Fish’less’ cakes and Fish’less’ Fingers

Waitrose now sell both vegan fish fingers and vegan fish cakes, and we’ve heard good things about both. A nice option to have if you’re not keen on Quorn.

Tesco Meat Free Fishless Fishcakes

We reviewed these Tesco Fishless Fishcakes when they were first released. The verdict? They’re good, but the taste is more potato than fish. Good for anyone who likes a very mild flavour.

VBites Fish Style Steaks

The VBites Fish Style steaks are available at Ocado, plus some branches of Holland and Barrett. VBites also make fish fingers, fish cakes, scampi style bites, and smoked salmon slices – take a look at the ‘fish-free’ section of their site.

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Scampi Bites

These Linda McCartney Scampi bites are available at Waitrose and we’ve heard they’re great with a little added salt and vingerar.

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Fish Goujons

Another new option at Sainsbury’s – let us know if you try them!

The vegan fish industry might still be growing, but there’s plenty out there to keep you going for now. Did we miss your favourite vegan fish or seafood alternative?? Or is there a vegan fish product you’re desperate for someone to make? Let us know below or on Twitter.

Top 10 Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Plant-Based Partner (2019)

Looking for an awesome gift for your other half this Valentine’s Day? Or just want to treat your vegan bestie to something special? This Vegan Valentine’s Day Gift Guide has you covered, with something to cater to every budget.

1. TheVeganKind Subscription Box

TheVeganKind subscription box really is the gift that keeps on giving, and it’s a great option if you want to give your partner selection of awesome vegan treats each month.

You have two options to choose from:

The Lifestyle Box, which starts at £8/month and contains 6 or 7 vegan products, delivered monthly.

The Beauty Box, which starts from £12.75/month and contains a mix of skincare, cosmetics and beauty products, delivered every two months.

You can purchase 3, 6, and 12-month gift subscriptions. These are really easy to set up online, and TheVeganKind will email the recipient a gift code on your chosen date — a great option if you’re worried you’ll forget about Valentine’s Day altogether!!

2. Pocket Sriracha Keyring

Is there a vegan alive who doesn’t love sriracha?? Probably not. This is a really fun little gift for the sriracha lover in your life. It comes empty, to remember to buy a bottle of sauce to go with it!

3. Vegan Bunny Soy Candle

We LOVE these candles from Vegan Bunny. They’re 100% vegan, made from soy, and beautifully presented in these cute tins.

There are tons of different scents, including:

  • Lavender
  • Rose Blossom
  • Unicorn Tears and Glitter
  • Chai Latte
  • Baby Powder
  • Peppermint

We think these candles feel a lot more ‘special’ than any you’d buy on the high street, and prices start at £12.

4. Tofuture Tofu Press

Give the gift of perfectly pressed tofu with the famous Tofuture Tofu Press. Bonus points if you also get them some tofu to test it out on.

5. The Goodness Project Vegan Snack Hamper

Want to buy a vegan treat box that isn’t on a subscription? This box from The Goodness Project is the perfect option – and it’s even available on Amazon Prime, if you’ve left things a little late…

6. Booja Booja The Gourmet Selection

Booja Booja make some of the fanciest (and most delicious) vegan chocolates out there, and The Gourmet Selection Box makes an excellent gift.

7. Lush ‘Peach and Love’ Gift Set

The Lush ‘Peach and Love’ gift set is only £10.95 and contains ‘The Love Boat’ bath bomb, plus the ‘Peachy’ bath bomb.

They’ve got plenty more vegan products in the Valentine’s Day range, so it’s worth having a browse if this set isn’t quite what you’re looking for.

8. Votch Vegan Watch

Votch, the vegan leather watch company, sell beautiful watches suitable for men and women. They’re pricey, but perfect if you’re looking for something really special.

Lots of different styles are available, so it’s worth having a browse – or getting one of their gift cards instead.

9. Baileys Almande Dairy Free

This Dairy Free Baileys Almande has been a popular choice with vegans since it was released. If your partner is a fan, grab them a bottle – available at most UK supermarkets, or on Amazon.

10. Vitamix Blender

Want to go all out and treat your other half to a kitchen gadget they’ll use for the rest of their life? The Vitamix lets you create everything from soups and smoothies to your own peanut butter, plant milk, and flour. It’s definitely a winner!

Thanks for checking out our 2019 Vegan Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? What will you be getting your loved one this year? Let us know below or on Twitter.

P.S. This post contains some affiliate links, so using these when you buy will help support My Vegan Supermarket. All of these products were chosen because we genuinely think they’re great gifts!

Top 10 Savoury Vegan Christmas Finds 2018

Are you all stocked up on sweet treats for Christmas but struggling to find savoury vegan options? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a special main course or some fun snacks to serve guests, the list below should have you excited about hitting the supermarkets.

1. Morrison’s Veggies in Blankets

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Missing pigs in blankets? You’re in luck — Morrison’s have released this 100% vegan alternative. The sausages are made from tomato, potato and mushroom and the blankets are aubergine slices.

2. Asda Extra Special Vegan Pate

Looking for a delicious pate to go with all those Christmas crackers? Try this Roasted Parsnip Pate with Chestnuts and Sage from Asda.

3. Iceland No Turkey Christmas Dinner

The vegan No Bull products at Iceland have had rave reviews — and now you can enjoy a ‘No Turkey’ Christmas Dinner from the same range for just £3.

4. ASDA Extra Special Vegan 2 Mushroom & Spinach Puff Pastry Parcels

 

Looking for a filling starter or a Christmas Eve treat? These Spinach and Mushroom Puff Pastry Parcels look perfect.

6. Tesco Finest Butternut and Mushroom Wellington

A nice change from a typical nut roast, this Tesco Butternut Squash Wellington looks like it would make a great main course for Christmas day.

7. Asda Mushroom & Lentil Nut Roasts with Caramelised Onion Melt

How cute are these individual Mushroom and Lentil Nut Roasts? They look really festive and are perfect if only a few members of your family are vegan.

8. Quorn Cracking Cranberry Balls

It isn’t Christmas without cranberries, and these Quorn Cracking Cranberry Balls are now available at Morrison’s.

9. Violife Vegan Platter

This year Violife have released TWO vegan cheese platters especially for Christmas.

The first platter contains Blu Wedge, Cranberry After Dinner and Mature Cheddar Flavour Block — it’s available at Asda, Holland & Barrett’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose. The second features Cranberry After Dinner, Block with Herbs and Smoked Flavour Block and is at Whole Foods and Sainsbury’s.

10.  Tesco Tortilla Trees

These Tortilla Trees from Tesco are a fun festive twist on a classic snack. Perfect for parties!

What’s been your favourite savoury vegan Christmas find so far this year? Let us know below or on social media — and keep an eye out for the sweet version of this post!

 

Top UK Vegan Halloween Treats 2018

Looking for some fun vegan treats to enjoy this Halloween? Look not further! We’ve listed some of our favourite vegan Halloween finds this year, from sweets and toffee apples to spooky crumpets and crisps.

Toffee Apples (Tesco)

These Parrs toffee apples are sold individually in the fresh fruit section of Tesco. We sampled one this week and it was delicious!

Ghost Crumpets (Asda)

Want to make your Halloween breakfast extra spooky? These ghost crumpets from Asda are a really fun idea.

Pumpkin Crumpets (Morrisons)

Can’t get enough of the novelty vegan crumpets? You’ll want to grab these pumpkin shaped ones from Morrisons too!

Fizzy Fangs (Sainsbury’s)

These fizzy fang sweets from Sainsbury’s are accidentally vegan and great for trick-or-treaters.

Monster Claw Crisps (Tesco)

Unlike branded Monster Munch, these Tesco’s own Monster Claw crisps are completely vegan – yum! Great snack to throw in a bowl and serve as part of a Halloween buffet.

Super Scary Fizzy Spiders (M&S)

These super scary fizzy spiders from M&S are another great choice for parties. Lots of M&S veggie sweets are also vegan – take a look at their full vegan list by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

If you’d like more ideas for vegan sweets, check out our list from last year, or visit the sweets section of our database.

Bear Claws Blackcurrant & Beetroot (Waitrose)

Want a healthier Halloween snack? These ‘bear claws’ are made from 100% fruit and veg and are lots of fun for kids.

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Where to Get Vegan Mayo in the UK

Want to enjoy vegan mayo on your sandwiches, salads, and more? You’re in luck – most major UK supermarkets now sell at least one brand of vegan mayo, so you’ll be spoilt for choice! Keep scrolling to get a good look at the options.

Tesco Free From Mayo-Maize

Where is it sold? Tesco

What’s it like? We really like this – it’s tasty and close to the real thing. The only issue is that it can be hard to squeeze out once the bottle isn’t full… we’ve seen a few complaints on social media about this!

Mr Organic Egg Free and Organic Mayo

Where is it sold? Waitrose, Ocado, Holland & Barrett

What’s it like? This product should appeal to anyone who wants to stick to organic products. We’ve read mixed reviews online, so you’ll have to try it to see what you think.

Sacla Free From Mayonnaise

Where is it sold? Sainsbury’s, Ocado

What’s it like? It’s great to see a big brand like this offering a vegan trademarked product. It’s got great reviews for being thick and creamy, and the jar is handy if you don’t want to deal with a squeezy bottle.

Chippa May-o

Where is it sold? Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda

What’s it like? This has two five star reviews on our product database, and the taste has been likened to salad cream. Yum!

Granovita Mayola

Where is it sold? Holland & Barrett, Ocado

What’s it like? This is our personal favourite, although it’s sadly no longer available at Tesco. It tastes very realistic and comes in a squeezy bottle that’s easy to use, even when you’re running out. Some people think it tastes too much like salad cream, so it’s definitely a matter or taste!

Sriracha Mayo Sauce

Where is it sold? Tesco, Asda (usually in the World Foods aisle)

What’s it like? If you love sriracha or just want an extra kick with your mayo, this is ideal! If you don’t like hot flavours, give this a miss.

As you can see, it’s not hard to find tons of delicious vegan mayo in the UK! Which brand is your favourite? Or do you prefer to make your own? Let us know in the comments.

Where to Buy Vegan Birthday Cakes and Treats in the UK

Vegan birthday cake. It’s still one of the hardest things to shop for without going to a specialist store, and while items like vegan cheese and pizza are becoming more widespread, none of the supermarkets have released a dedicated vegan cake yet.

*** Update January 2019: There are now several great vegan cakes available in supermarkets! Scroll all the way down to check them out. ***

However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. There are lots of vegan treats which can easily be used in place of a cake, and we’re sharing some of our favourites below. We’ll be keeping this article updated, so be sure to let us know if you spot any new releases.

Morrison’s Sticky Ginger Buns

These Sticky Ginger Buns are about as close to vegan cake as you can get in a supermarket right now – and they’re pretty delicious.

Morrison’s Lazy Day Free From Tiffin Selection

This Tiffin Selection has some nice variety and is a great one to take into the office for sharing.

Tesco Free From Rocky Road Mini Bites

These Rocky Road Mini Bites are small but tasty.

Asda Food Heaven Dairy Free Lemon Cheesecake

It’s not exactly a birthday cake, but this Lemon Cheesecake is still a delicious option for your special day.

ASDA Free From Caramel Rice Squares

Who doesn’t love rice crispy squares? These are a fun option for kids’ parties.

Co-op Rocky Road Stackers and Millionaire’s Crispy Stackers

The ‘stackers’ format seems to be popular for vegan treats, and The Co-op does it well!

Sainsbury’s Daiya Chocolate Cheezecake

We’ve not tried this newly-released Chocolate Cheezecake from Daiya yet, but it’s generating tons of buzz on social media.

Wicked Kitchen Red Velvet Brownie

We reviewed this delicious brownie here!

Wicked Kitchen Pineapple Dream Cake

This cake has mixed reviews on our product database – take a look here. Be sure to leave your thoughts if you try it!

Asda Vegan Cupcakes

Released in 2019, these Asda vegan cupcakes would make an amazing birthday treat!

Nothing that you fancy? For more inspiration, head to our list of vegan baked treats, or check out our list of vegan baking kits to cheat while making your own cake.

What’s your favourite vegan birthday treat to buy when you don’t feel like baking a cake? Let us know in the comments or on social media!

 

 

 

10 Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners

Just gone vegan and stuck for meal ideas? Want vegan meals that are quick, easy, healthy, and don’t cost a fortune? We’ve got you covered! All the ideas below are suitable for people without much time or culinary skill – we’ve shared an ‘easy’ version of each dish, plus links to fancier varieties in case you’re feeling adventurous.

Ready to get excited about your next vegan meal plan? Let’s do this!

1. Mixed Bean Chilli

Fry onion and garlic, add a tin of mixed beans in chilli sauce, then cook according to directions. Serve with nachos and add tomato, salsa, and guacamole. Make your own guac by blending avocado with chilli, lime, salt, pepper, and coriander.

Oh She Glows Vegan Chilli with Homemade Sour Cream

2. Lentil Curry and Vegan Naan

Fry onion and garlic with a few teaspoons of curry powder, add dried red lentils, then cover with vegetable stock. Simmer for around 30 minutes, or until lentils are soft. Serve with vegan naan, which you can find by searching our vegan product database.

Minimalist Baker Spicy Red Lentil Curry

Vegan Richa Sri Lankan Red Lentil Curry

3. Vegan Full English Breakfast

Lots of elements of a traditional full English are accidentally vegan, so all you’ll need to do is replace egg with tofu scramble, and swap sausages and bacon for vegan versions. Check out our How to Make a Vegan Full English Breakfast post for lots of ideas.

BBC GoodFood Vegan Fry-Up

Veganuary Vegan Fry Up

4. Tofu and Vegetable Tacos

Grab a taco kit with shells, seasoning, and salsa from the supermarket. Fry tofu and vegetables along with the seasoning, heat the shells in the oven, and then put it all together. Top with salsa and lettuce, and serve with cherry tomatoes. If you’re not a fan of tofu, try using beans, lentils, or a vegan meat-alternative.

My Vegan Supermarket Easy Lazy Vegan Tacos

It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken Vegan Tofu Taco Crumbles

5. Couscous with Tofu and Mixed Vegetables

This is a really easy option if you don’t have much time or many cooking facilities. Simply soak couscous in boiling water, adding half a stock cube for flavour. Then chop your choice of veggies and tofu, throw into a microwave pan and cook for a few minutes, until soft. Use to top the couscous, which should be done by now. Add sriracha, salt and pepper for flavour.

Lazy Cat Kitchen Vegan Couscous Salad with Roasted Parsnips

The Spruce Eats Easy Vegan Couscous Salad with Salsa

6. Vegan Pizza

Grab a vegan-friendly pizza base from the supermarket, top with tomato sauce, throw on some chopped veggies and vegan cheese, and you’ve got yourself a delicious pizza! Serve with salad, chips, garlic bread, or anything else that takes your fancy.

Vegan Heaven Hummus Pizza with Veggies

The Stingy Vegan Vegan Nacho Pizza

7. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Boil carrot and potato together in a pan, then mash with vegan butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Fry onion, celery and garlic in olive oil, then add a tin of green lentils, vegetable stock, some frozen peas, and some broccoli. Add meaty gravy granules, marmite, salt, black pepper, mixed herbs and tomato puree for flavour, then simmer for 15 minutes. Assemble and pop in the oven to crisp for about 20 minutes.

Jamie Oliver Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Tesco Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

8. Roast Vegetables and Vegan Main

This one isn’t tricky! Simply chop your favourite vegetables, pop in a tray and roast with a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Pick a vegan meat alternative to have as a main – we used a Vegan Quorn Fillet in this picture, but you could choose sausages, a nut roast, a pie, or anything else you fancy. Most supermarket stuffing is accidentally vegan and can be made into balls or slices.

Vegan Roast Wellington with Lentils, Mushrooms & Chestnuts

Veganuary Vegan Roast Dinner

9. Tofu Scramble on Toast

Crumble tofu, then fry in oil, seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, mustard, and mixed herbs. Throw in spinach, mushrooms, and other veggies to make the meal a little more filling. Serve on toast and top with ketchup and black pepper.

The Vegan Society Tofu Scramble

Greatist 10-Minute Scrambled Tofu

10. Jacket Potato with Beans and Cheese

Nothing beats a jacket potato, especially when you don’t feel like cooking. Simply stab a few holes in your spud, then cook in the oven for at least an hour, until soft. Top with baked beans and vegan cheese, or check our 10 Vegan Jacket Potato Filling Ideas for more inspiration.

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to spend hours cooking complex dishes. These easy vegan meals don’t take long to cook, taste delicious, won’t cost a fortune, and should go down well with non-vegan family members or housemates.

What are your go-to vegan meals? Let us know in the comments or on social media!