Christmas is a time for treating yourself and sharing food with friends and family, and being vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on festive feasting thanks to these supermarket faves.
From M&S to Sainsbury's, from Tesco to Aldi, we've rounded up some of our favourite vegan Christmas food for 2020 including some mouth-watering vegan desserts, vegan party food and vegan starters too!
If you're vegan then you might be looking for some vegan Christmas dinner inspo, and we've got just the thing. Whether you are a vegan yourself, or have a vegan guest, we've got the low-down on how to make your vegan Christmas dinner this year one to remember, for all the right reasons.
The holidays are always such a busy time so we understand if you haven't got time to make everything from scratch. We've rounded up some of our favourite easy vegan Christmas recipes as well as a selection of what the supermarkets are offering this year.
Below you'll find everything you need to throw a fab free-from dinner - including starters, mains, desserts, and the all-important Christmassy treats. Ready to do some research? Here are our favourite vegan Christmas dinner ideas for 2020...
The best vegan Christmas food for 2020
Aldi vegan Christmas food
Specially Selected Nut Roast, 390g, £2.99
These individually portioned nut roasts contain roast vegetables and cranberry sauce. They would make a hearty starter but could be served as a main too.
No Turkey Roast, 350g, £2.99
Inside the soya and tofu no turkey is a cranberry, apricot and pumpkin seed stuffing. You can carve just as you would turkey! It’s available from 16 Nov.
Specially Selected Vegan Wreath, 550g, £3.99
This attractive looking handmade vegan pastry wreath is stuffed with a chestnut mushroom, butternut squash and fruit filling. It’s available from 21 Dec.
Plant Menu Vegan No Pigs in Blankets, 280g, £1.99
Yes, Aldi are in on the vegan version of the classic too. Theirs are made from a meat-free pepper and vegan ‘pig’ and a crisp puff pastry blanket. Available to buy from 19 Dec.
Specially Selected Belgian Chocolate & Orange Melt in the Middle Pudding, 470g, £2.49
This will be perfect for all your guests, vegan and not. The vegan chocolate pudding has a hidden orange compote and a rich dark chocolate sauce to finish.
Specially Selected Thai Roses, 170g, £2.99
Brighten up your buffet with these attractive edible roses. They come in two flavours, Yellow and Red Thai. They are handmade and have a delightful little kick of chilli.
Vegan Cocktail Sausages, 200g, £1.49
Made using pea and wheat protein, vegetable couscous and lots of spices and sage these are a nod to the classic Lincolnshire-style flavour. Available from 10 Dec. Try making your own sticky marinade with mustard and maple!
Fusion Vegan Skewers, 240g, £1.99
These colourful skewers are filled with either a Sweet Chilli, Satay or Thai Green Curry mixture.
Let’s Party Vegan Bites, 200g, £1.99
You can choose between a delightful cauliflower or pumpkin flavour.
Plant Menu Vegan Feast Sandwich, £1.69
This plant-based sandwich could even please the meat-eaters out there! It’s made from cranberry and poppyseed bread and filled with a sweet and savoury parsnip fritter with shredded apple, crispy sliced cabbage and juicy sultanas. It’s all topped with crispy fried onions, fresh spinach leaves and a spoonful of cranberry chutney. Tempted?
Moser Roth Gin & Fruit Creams, 90g, £1.49
Thin dark chocolate filled with a variety of creams including Blood Orange Gin, Pink Gin, Elderflower Gin, Sloe Gin, or Strawberry, Orange, Violet and Rose. A perfect way to end a day of feasting or ideal for gifting too.
M&S vegan Christmas food
Merry Christmas Giant Vegetable Roll, 610g, £8
Vegan puff-pastry encases carrot, swede, squash, cranberries and seeds in this plant-based giant roll. Slice into portions to serve as a starter or consider it as a vegan main. In-store from 9 Dec.
Plant Kitchen Mushroom Parfait £5, 175g
Topped with a delicious red onion chutney, this mushroom pate is made with a mix of rehydrated shiitake mushroom and chestnut mushrooms. It's recommended you take it out of the fridge around 10mins before you want to serve. Spread it on hot crust bread, toast or even crackers.
Plant Kitchen Vegan Festive Wreath £10, 720g
Wow your vegan guests with this cranberry and orange glazed wreath made from roasted mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds. It’s instore from 18 Dec.
Plant Kitchen Butternut Almond & Pecan Nut Roast £5, 440g
A go-to for many when cooking for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas, this nut roast contains Bulgur wheat, cannellini beans, roasted butternut squash, dried apricots, almonds, sweetened dried cranberries and pecan nuts. It also comes with a sachet of red wine and thyme gravy to serve. It’s instore now and can be found in the frozen section.
Plant Kitchen Vegan Gravy £3, 350g
Don’t forget to finish off your classic vegan roast dinner this Christmas with a generous helping of gravy. This one from M&S is made with vegetable stock and onions and is in store from 2 Dec.
Plant Kitchen Potato Dauphinoise £3, 400g
Roast potatoes are great, but there’s something special about dauphinoise and they can be time-consuming to prepare from scratch. This version from M&S uses an almond and cashew nut sauce and has a parsley crumb topping. In store from 2 Dec.
Plant Kitchen Cranberry & Orange Stuffing £4, 300g
Brand new for 2020, this mushroom, cranberry, confit red onion and orange stuffing means there isn’t a single item from the classic Christmas dinner that vegans can’t enjoy. In store from 2 Dec.
Plant Kitchen Cauliflower Bake £3, 400g
How can the creamy indulgence of cauliflower cheese be replicated for vegans you might wonder? M&S have used an almond and mustard sauce and a breadcrumb topping - yum!
Perfectly Matured Made Without Christmas Pudding £4, 454g
Not only is this pudding suitable for vegans, it’s also gluten-free. Delicate spices and an abundance of vine fruits are laced with three different types of booze (cider, rum and sherry) for a very jolly finish to your feasting.
Plant Kitchen Chocolate Torte £12, 500g
Picture this, smooth dark chocolate ganache on a crunchy biscuit base finished with a dusting of cocoa powder and snowflake decoration. If that sounds like a bit of you, order online and collect from 22 Dec! This will also be on sale as a two-pack in-store from 18 Dec and will cost £3.50 (140g).
Banging Cauliflower Nuggets £5, 310g
These tasty florets of cauliflower are coated in a spicy batter and come with a sweet, smoky barbecue dipping sauce.
Plant Kitchen 12 Mini No Chicken Kievs £5, 360g
People continue to go crazy for M&S’s no chicken kiev on social media and will no doubt be thrilled about these mini party food versions. They are on sale now in the freezer aisle, so if you’re super keen why not start stocking up!
Plant Kitchen 12 No Duck Spring Rolls & Hoisin Dip £5, 254g
A vegan-friendly twist on the party food classic. This spring rolls are filled with hoisin sauce, shredded vegetables and soya protein. They come with an additional pot of hoisin sauce for extra dipping!
Plant Kitchen 12 No Chorizo Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g
A spicy, vegan twist on the popular festive snack. These cocktail chorizo-style sausages are made from mushroom, red pepper, soya and caramelised onion. The puff pastry that wraps around them is topped with smoked paprika and roasted garlic. They are on sale now and are kept in the frozen section.
Plant Kitchen No Pork Pigs in Duvets £5, 324g
This 12-pack of cocktail-style sausages is similar to the chorizo ones but a little tamer in flavour. They will hit stores from 2 Dec and will be sold in the fresh section.
Plant Kitchen 4 Mince Pies 240g, £2.50
Could it be Christmas without at least one mince pie? These shortcrust pastry pies are filled with M&S’s classic mincemeat and have a sweet dusting to finish.
Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles £5, 125g
Perfect for gifting, or treating yourself, these dark chocolate truffle shells are filled with a soya-based pink Himilayan salted caramel and are dusted with cocoa. In store now.
Made Without Dairy Thins, Caramel & Chocolate £8, 115g