Sometimes, we all need a little comfort food to get us through the week. In the UK, supermarkets and grocery store shelves are now lined with vegan treats. Whatever you fancy, from pastries to pizza to dairy-free ice cream, it’s likely you can find it in a store near you.
The 17 Best Vegan Comfort Food Buys You Can Get In the UK
Here are 17 comforting vegan snacks, sides, meals, and desserts on offer in the UK that you can buy right now.
1. Aldi Vegan Steak Bakes
Last month, Aldi added No Steak Bakes to its Plant Menu range. Unlike Greggs’ Vegan Steak Bake, which is stuffed with Quorn pieces, Aldi’s version includes soya protein. It features a rich gravy filling and the pastry is crisp and golden. The supermarket also offers vegan sausages, burgers, pizzas, and more.
2. Vegan Magnum
The perfect pick-me-up on a warm, sunny day, vegan Magnums have been on supermarket shelves for a while now. They’re available from a number of retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose. Choose from Magnum Vegan Classic and Magnum Vegan Almond.
3. Marks & Spencer Vegan Pizza
Marks & Spencer’s Plant Kitchen range isn’t short of tasty vegan options. Try its No-Chicken Kievs, or maybe its No-Beef Burgers. If you’re in the mood for Italian, try its vegan sourdough Margherita pizza. The dough is hand-stretched and it’s topped with creamy cauliflower and tomato sauce.
4. Iceland’s No Duck Chinese Selection
In the mood for a takeaway? Why not have a fakeaway instead? Iceland’s No Duck Chinese Selection—which features Sweet Plum Gyozas, Hoisin Pastry Cones, and Schezuan Filo Crackers—is the perfect accompaniment to a home-cooked stir fry. The affordable supermarket chain’s vegan range also includes No Bull Burgers, No Bull Steaks, No Porkies Sausage Rolls, and No Chick Fillets.
5. Vegan Cornetto
Cornetto’s vegan ice cream cones are a go-to on a warm day, but they also make a nice after-dinner treat if you’re in the mood for something sweet in the evening. Curl up, put on your favorite Netflix series, and enjoy a creamy dairy-free indulgence.
6. Tesco’s Plant Chef Burgers
Fancy a restaurant-style meaty vegan burger but don’t feel like leaving the house to grab a takeaway? Tesco’s Plant Chef Burgers will do the trick, and they’re significantly cheaper than ordering takeout out too. Tesco’s vegan Plant Chef range also includes Breaded Goujons, Battered Fish-Free Fillets, and Jalapeño Grilled Patties.
7. Quorn’s Fishless Fillets
There’s nothing more comforting on a Friday night than a portion of chips and these vegan fish-free fillets by Quorn. Choose from breaded or battered. Why not whip up some mushy peas too?
8. Linda McCartney’s Vegan Chicken Bucket
Just because you’re avoiding meat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on buckets of fried chicken. Vegetarian meat brand Linda McCartney recently launched its vegan-friendly Vegetarian Chicken Bucket. Cook up some corn on the cob, some fries, and you have your own version of vegan KFC. Ideal for sharing with the family in front of a film.
9. Warburton’s Crumpets
Is there anything more warm and comforting than crumpets in the morning? Or in the afternoon, or in the evening, or right before bed? Add some vegan butter or marmite to these Warburton’s Crumpets for the best results.
10. Quorn’s Vegan Fish Fingers
As well as fish fillets, vegetarian meat company Quorn also offers vegan fish fingers. Serve with chips and peas for an easy, simple family-friendly dinner, or add to a sandwich at lunchtime. Other vegan options from the brand include Hot & Spicy Burgers, BBQ Strips, Five Grain Fillets, and Nuggets.
11. Chilli Heatwave Doritos
Chilli Heatwave Doritos are completely free of animal products, so you can munch away guilt-free. Best enjoyed with pals in front of a movie. Doritos Lightly Salted are also vegan-friendly.
12. Vegan Squeaky Bean Pancakes
Craving a crêpe? These vegan ready-to-eat sweet pancakes by Squeaky Bean could satisfy your appetite instead. Before serving, drizzle over some dairy-free chocolate sauce, or keep it simple with lemon and sugar.
13. Eat Real’s Veggie Straws
Made with vegetables, Eat Real’s Veggie Straws are a snack the whole family can enjoy. They’re gluten-free, allergen-free, and they’re low in fat too. Eat Real offers a number of vegan snacks, including Cheezie Straws, Quinoa Puffs, and Hummus Chips.
14. Plant Pioneer’s Mini Vegan Sausage Rolls
Due to their continuous presence at children’s parties, mini sausage rolls are nostalgic for many. A number of vegan versions are currently on the market, including these Meat Free Mini Sausage Rolls by Plant Pioneers. The vegan range at Sainsbury’s also includes Smoky ‘Jack’ Quarter Pounders and Chorizo Shroomdogs.
15. Wicked Kitchen’s Spicy Smoky Dreamy Mac
A hearty, tasty vegan mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort meal, and it’s even better when you don’t have to make it for yourself. Wicked Kitchen’s Spicy Smoky Dreamy Mac features macaroni in a dairy-free sauce with jalapeños, spring onions, and red peppers. Simply add boiling water and enjoy.
16. Morrison’s Vegan Mozzarella Sticks
Instead of traditional mozzarella, Morrison’s No Moo-Zarella Sticks include a stretchy coconut oil-based dairy-free cheese, held together in a crunchy crisp crumb.
17. Marks and Spencer’s Vegan Cauliflower Popcorn
As well as pizza, Marks and Spencer also offers vegan cauliflower popcorn in its Plant Kitchen range. Cook up a batch, transfer to a bowl, and share with the family. Don’t forget the sweet chili dip.