Seven delicious, cruelty-free alternatives to Christmas turkey

Posted on the 23rd November 2016

There is no reason for vegetarians and vegans to miss out on the goodness of Christmas – thankfully the days of picking at side dishes are gone, and there are plenty of plant-based main dishes to entice even real turkey eaters!

1. Tofurky Vegetarian Feast

Tofurky Roast (Credit: Tofurky)

The faux-turkey, with a stuffing centre and tasty herb gravy, has been a hit with vegans everywhere.

Available in Planet Organic,, Whole Foods, As Nature Intended, by special order in Holland & Barrett, and many independent health food stores.

2. VBites Celebration Roast

Vbites Celebration Road (Credit: VBites)

VBites Celebration Roast is one for those who are seeking out a traditional Christmas lunch. This wonderful choice is an easy option – the roast comes alongside rasher-wrapped sausages and gravy.

3. Tesco Meat Free Festive Nut Roast

Tesco Festive Nut Roast (Credit: Tesco)

This nut roast, which is available in Tesco stores nationwide, boasts ingredients including pecans, peanuts and maple-syrup glazed roasted carrots. Great served with a traditional side of roast vegetables, brussel sprouts and sweet potato mash.

4. Fry’s Soy & Quinoa Country Roast

Fry's Soy & Quinoa Country Roast (Credit: Fry’s Family Foods)

This nutritious and delicious roast has a lovely firm texture. And those left overs can be turned into tasty sandwich fillers or put in a stir-fry the next day too!

5. Vegusto Porcini Mushroom Roast

Porcini Vegusto Roast (Credit: Vegusto)

This delicious vegan roast has a wonderful rich mushroom flavour due to the wild porcini mushrooms running through it. Vegusto suggest that it can also be wrapped in puff pastry and served as a vegan wellington!

Vegusto also offer two other flavours of roast if you don’t like mushrooms!

6. VBites Seed Roast

Vbites Seed Roast (Credit: VBites)

The food creatives at VBites have also come up with a delicious nut roast as part of their 2016 festive range, for those who aren’t fans of the more meaty flavours. Made from sunflower and pumpkin seeds with a blend of chickpeas, mushrooms and leeks, this option is a great centrepiece for your Christmas meal.

7. Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach and Nut Roulade

Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach and Nut Roulade (Credit: Mouthwatering Vegan)

Fancy cooking up your own roast instead? Trust us, everyone at the Christmas table will love you for this amazing treat. Lentil, mushroom, spinach and nut roulade is a cracker. See the recipe.

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