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.

Tesco Meat Free Fishless Fishcakes Review (Vegan Fishcakes!)

Seen the new fishless fishcakes from Tesco and wondering if they’re worth a try? Check out the review below to find out what we thought of their appearance, taste, and texture. The fishcakes are available in the frozen section, come in a pack of four, and currently cost £1.75.
The fishcakes certainly look the part and we were excited to see if they lived up to their appearance.
The breadcrumb exterior both looks authentic and is pleasantly crunchy and well-seasoned. The innards once again look the part – however, this is where the similarity ends. Our disappointment was that there seems to have been little attempt to replicate the fishy flavour of the real thing. One imagines this might have been achieved with a dash of dried kelp, perhaps?

The potato content was fine, albeit quite ‘heavy’ in texture and we missed the smattering of herbs we would have expected, which, along with the slight scent of the sea, define the taste of real fishcakes. It reminded us of the core of a chip shop potato scallop except with a more glutinous quality and no sense of a flaky fish texture.

Overall, these are an adequate carbohydrate hit, with the crunchy exterior being their best feature. Smothered in salt and vinegar and tomato sauce, they would make an acceptable quick snack but don’t really match what we hoped for from a vegan fishcake. For comparison try Quorn Fishless Fingers – a much better simulation in our opinion.

Have you tried the Tesco fishless fishcakes? Let us know what you thought in the comments or on social media!

 

Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers Review

Another product has been added to the Quorn vegan range – fish fingers! Lots of people are excited about this development, which makes a change from chicken-style products, but are they worth buying? Read on to find out what we thought.

Texture

The fish fingers definitely look like the real deal. They’re a standard size, coated with breadcrumbs, and white and slightly flaky inside. We’d say the texture is pretty close to perfect. They’re not quite as flaky as standard fish fingers might be, but aren’t at all chewy.

Taste

These didn’t taste overly ‘fishy’ to us – but then neither do regular fish fingers. We’d say the taste is pretty close to what we remember from childhood. We’d say these are best eaten with plenty of ketchup, and should satisfy any nostalgia-type cravings. It’s not the most exciting flavour in the world, and we prefer products like the Quorn Hot and Spicy Burgers. However, if you used to be a big fish finger fan then these are definitely worth trying.

What did you think of the Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers? And what would you like to see them release next? We’re keeping our fingers crossed for vegan Quorn mince.

If you’d like to see our thoughts on the rest of the vegan Quorn range (plus recipe suggestions) click here.

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