Vegan food products

There are vegan versions available of various products that are not traditionally suitable for vegans – these pages are a guide to the types of products out there. Information on these pages refers to products on sale in the UK, although many will also be available in other countries.

Where to find vegan speciality products

– Large supermarkets, sometimes in the section with products for food allergy sufferers. Co-op and Sainsbury’s are better than most at labelling their appropriate own-brand products as suitable for vegans.

– Larger Holland and Barrett shops

– Your local independent wholefoods shop – worth discovering yours as they often have the best range of vegan products. HappyCow has a list of shops in the UK and worldwide.

– Mail order from Goodness Direct

Some vegan brand names to look out for

Entirely vegan: Redwood foods (sausages, cheese, meat-style chunks, fishcakes, deli slices and more – includes the Cheatin’VegiDeli and Cheezly ranges), Fry’s,RealEat (sausages, frozen mince), Plamil (chocolate, mayonnaise), Alpro (yoghurt, soya milk), Sheese (cheese), Tofutti (ice cream, cream cheese, cheese slices),Swedish Glace (ice cream), Pure (margarine)

Some vegan products: Suma, Wicken Fen (sausages), Cauldron (felafel, tofu and some pâté – not the sausages and not most of the burgers), Linda McCartney (sausages, country pies and sausage rolls), Grassington’s (multigrain vegetable bakes, spicy bean burgers and their new meat-style products)

Meat-free but not vegan: Quorn, most (but not all) supermarket vegetarian burgers/sausages.

Product information pages


Bacon, burgers, chocolate, cream, custard

Alcoholic drinks


Hard cheeses, cheese slices, cream cheese, feta cheese, parmesan, paneer


Fish fingers/fishcakes, gravy granules, haggis, honey, ice cream, margarine, mayonnaise, meat chunks/pieces, meat slices, minced meat, mincemeat


Soya milk, rice milk, oat milk, almond milk


Paneer, parmesan, pesto, pies, sausages, sausage rolls, stuffed pasta, Worcestershire sauce, yoghurt

Vegan alternatives to Quorn

Quorn substitutes

*Disclaimer* Even if you read here that a particular product is vegan, it’s still worth checking the ingredients as manufacturers do sometimes change their recipes without warning, and although I try to check things regularly I may one day miss something. Information refers to products sold in the UK, ingredients may be different in other countries.


From an early age Rick would rather pick up a carrot than a sausage. Not a vegetarian, but would like people to think he was.

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