The holiday season is upon us. With it, comes sparkling lights, time with loved ones, parties, and, of course, festive food. Whether you want to get into the spirit of the Christmas or just enjoy good-tasting plant-based meals, here is a roundup of the best festive vegan sandwiches on offer!
Mark & Spencer's Plant Kitchen range is always going to be a treat for both Vegans and non-vegans. The sandwich comes packed with tasty fillings of cranberry chutney, crunchy dried onions and tender vegetable protein no turkey. On the pricier end of the scale but definitely worth it taste wise - plus M&S pledge 5% from every pack is donated to housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.
This Vegan-approved festive feast from ALDI is full of flavour. A mix between sweet and savoury, the sandwich is generously packed with a parsnip fritter and comes on a soft oatmeal & poppy seed bread.
A deliciously packed panini full of festivity, this offering from Costa features a plant-based sausage and bacon filling, stuffed with cheeZe, a succulent sage and onion stuffing and, of course, cranberry sauce. The panini comes in at the top end of the price scale but it's sure to leave you full for the rest of the day.
This delicious sweet potato falafel from Pret goes perfectly with the roasted butternut squash. Topped off with pickled cabbage and carrot, port and oragne cranberry sauce, vegan sage mayo and a Christmas rosemary pesto.
Sainsbury's Vegan line Plant Pioneers have also gone for a take on the classic pigs in blankets. The plant-based bacon and sausage has a good meaty texture and definite porky-flavour that will definitely impress those looking for a good meat-alternative at a reasonable price.
A lovely veggie wrap with carrots, parsnips and coronation vegan mayonnaise that offers a good alternative for vegans who might be all fake-turkeyed out.
WHSmith's have upped its game in recent years with more vegan options on offer. This Vegan Turkee Feast from its Munch range comes with spinach and cranberry sauce on soft malted brown bread. It doesn't compare taste-wise to other turkee offerings but it's a good effort and good value in the meal deal.
Boots' Vegan Christmas Market sandwich is packed with plant-based sausage, fried onions, mustard, cabbage, onion chutney, and vegan mayonnaise. This sandwich is one of three vegan sandwiches on offer at Boots this year. Alongside this Vegan Christmas Market sandwich is a Vegan Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese sandwich and a Vegan Christmas Feast sandwich.
Tesco have also joined in on the vegan turkey trend this year. With its award-winning Wicked kitchen range, you won't be surprised to hear this Festive Feast Wrap hits the spot. Vegan turkey is joined by parsnips, sage & onion stuffing, cranberries and a vegan gravy mayonnaise.
If you're looking for a No Turkey Feast, you're probably better off skipping this one and opting for the many other supermarkets offerings. Keeping them off the Vegan-naughty list, however, is Waitrose's Vegan No Smoked Salmon & Dill sandwich with smokey marinated carrot is not to be missed.