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We’ve got to hand to them, supermarkets are seriously killing it on the vegan front. And, this January has seen an influx of every superstore jumping on the Veganuary train, offering seriously tempting vegan foodie alternatives. With over 350,000 individuals taking part this Veganuary, you’ll find yourself feasting on everything from tofish and chips to red velvet brownies, smoky bacon strips to no chicken kievs. To help those in need of a little convincing, we’ve been taste testing the very best vegan supermarket options you should be trying this Veganuary.

Marks & Spencers

To put it lightly, Marks & Spencers’ vegan range is seriously killing it! While we’ve been gobbling up as many of their plant-based options as we can, there are three clear favourites for us. First up, it’s the No-Chicken Kiev – the 70s favourite is back but this time without the chicken. Cobbled together using soya protein, you’ll find this Kiev oozing with a garlic filling and coated in extra crisp breadcrumbs. It’s seriously delicious.

We’re also a little obsessed with their No Duck Spring Rolls too. Rich with sticky hoisin sauce and shredded soya protein and veggies, these make for the perfect accompaniment to a speedy chow mien or light snack.

Marks & Spencer No-Chicken Kiev £3.50
Marks & Spencer No Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich £4
Marks & Spencer No Duck Spring Rolls £2.50

Website: www.marksandspencer.com

Waitrose

Proving veganism is here to stay is Waitrose and its hefty vegan range that’s ever-expanding. Those missing a bit of bite to their meal, you’ll love Waitrose’s beefy barbecue mushroom with sticky rice that comes with pak choi and pickled veggies in a spicy garlic sauce, and their mushroom and onion vegan whirls score serious spice points helping to add a fiery punch to any rich tomato linguine dish.

Our favourite among their whole range though has to be their creamy onion and chive rolls that help wave goodbye to your cheese and onion pasty cravings. Think flakey puff pastry, sharp spring onion and indulgent creamy bites of pure delight.

Waitrose BBQ Mushrooms with Sticky Rice £2.50
Waitrose Vegan Creamy Onion & Chive Rolls £2.75
Waitrose Vegan Spanish Style Whirls £2.99

Website: www.waitrose.com

Tesco

If it’s affordable you’re after, Tesco has you covered with their all new Plant Chef range. Think all things meaty but without the meat – in fact, it’s made with pea protein!  For a real beefy experience, try their meat-free burgers and see if you can tell the difference.

Although more widely known for offering the best vegan supermarket sandwiches on the market, Wicked Kitchen also has a stellar protein options too that are both fierce on the flavours and the names from their spiced amazeballs (great name too) to their cheeky tikka. Plus, their red velvet brownie is an absolute must-try dessert for your next dinner party.

Tesco Wicked Kitchen Red Velvet Brownie £4
Tesco Plant Chef Meat Free Burgers £1.50
Tesco Wicked Kitchen Spiced Amazeballs £3

Website: www.tesco.com

ALDI

Back down Gregg’s vegan roll, we’ve found a new kid on the block and he’s a penny cheaper.

2019 was the year of the vegan sausage roll and ALDI jumped on the bandwagon too with two options – no pork or BBQ jackfruit. As for their new range that launched this January, it’s ALDI who has helped make vegan food more affordable so hopefully we can wave goodbye to the recurring comments of “But isn’t veganism really expensive?” We’re itching to get our hands on their uber cheap vegan pizza…

ALDI Plant Menu Vegan Sausage Roll 99p
ALDI Plant Menu Vegan Pizza £1.75
ALDI Inspired Cuisine Vegan Ready Meals £2.49

Website: www.aldi.co.uk

Sainsbury's

Still on the search to find an affordable bacon replacement? Look no further than Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneer range. Their smoky vacon rashers will see you surely satisfied thanks to their smoked paprika coating – the perfect pick-me-up on a lazy Sunday morning, and their No Lamb Shawarma Jackfruit offers a great alternative to the real deal.

The White Rabbit Alternative Pizza Co. is a high contender for being the best vegan ready-to-cook over pizza and makes for a great Friday night tea when you can’t be bothered to cook. We love their smokin’ vegan pizza.

Sainsburys Plant Pioneers Smoky Vacon Rashers £2
Sainsburys The White Rabbit Pizza Co. Smokin' Vegan £4
Sainsburys Plant Pioneers Spicy No Lamb Shawarma Jackfruit £2

Website: www.sainsburys.co.uk

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