Guide to Vegan Fish Alternatives (UK)

Thanks to all the amazing vegan fish alternatives out there, ditching seafood has never been easier

Vegan Fish Alternatives in the UK

When you first dip your toe into the world of plant-based foods, exploring vegan seafood can seem a little strange. But we promise you can still enjoy the same tastes and textures without the cruelty, ecological damage and health concerns associated with eating sealife.

Thanks to documentaries like Seaspiracy, people are more aware of intensive fish farming and fish sentience, destructive fishing practices and the plight of forgotten marine animals like sea turtles and octopuses.

With plant-based fish options popping up left, right and centre in supermarkets and restaurants, it’s hard to keep track of all the tasty alternatives to our favourite fish dishes.

From classics like fish fingers and burgers to yummy goujons and prawns, you’re bound to find the perfect product to suit you. We’ve put them all together in a handy guide – you’re welcome!

Jump to each section:

Vegan Tuna

Vegan Salmon

Vegan Fish Fingers

Vegan Fish Fillets

Vegan Fish Burgers & Cakes

Vegan Prawns & Shrimp

Vegan Tuna

Looking for a vegan tuna alternative you can use in sandwiches, pasta bakes and jacket potatoes? Check out these brands.

  • Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers No Chuna
  • Squeaky Bean Tuna Style Flakes (Sainsbury’s)
  • Future Farm Plant-Based Tuna (Sainsbury’s, The Vegan Kind and Vegetarian Express)
  • Loma Linda Tuno – multiple flavours (Morrisons, Asda and Holland & Barrett)
  • Good Catch Plant-Based Tuna – multiple flavours (Amazon)
  • Marigold Vegan Soya Tunah (Co-Op and Amazon)
  • Vegan Zeastar Sashimi No Tuna (Vegetarian Express)
  • Seabloom Naked Tuna-Free Flakes (Ocado, Mighty Plants, Zebra Plant-Based)
Loma Linda Tuno - Vegan Tuna Alernative
Image Credit: Loma Linda

Vegan Salmon

Do you love the light, flaky texture of salmon? There are plenty of plant-based salmon alternatives making a splash, so give these brands a try.

  • Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers No Salmon Fillets
  • Squeaky Bean Smoked Salmon Style Slices (Waitrose and Sainsbury’s)
  • Vivera Plant Salmon Fillets (Tesco and Morrisons)
  • Vegan Zeastar Sashimi Zalmon (Vegetarian Express)
Vivera Vegan Salmon
Image Credit: Vivera

Vegan Fish Fingers

These plant-based alternatives to the iconic British staple may just surprise you!

  • Marks and Spencer Plant Kitchen Breaded Fish Fingers
  • Quorn Vegan Fishless Fingers (Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado)
  • Birds Eye Green Cuisine Vegan Fishless Fingers (Tesco, Asda, Iceland, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons)
  • Moving Mountains Vegan Fish Fingers (Ocado and Waitrose)
  • Good Catch Plant-Based Fish Sticks (independent stockists)
  • Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Fish Fingers (Morrisons)
  • Omni Plant-Based Fish Fingers (Vegetarian Express)
Quorn Vegan Fish Fingers
Image Credit: Quorn

Vegan Fish Fillets

When you fancy a quick and easy weeknight dinner, nothing beats a fish fillet with mushy peas and chips. This doesn’t have to change when you go vegan.

  • Asda OMV! Fishless Fillets
  • Aldi Plant Menu Salt & Vinegar No Fish Fillets
  • Asda Plant-Based Battered Fishless Fillets
  • Tesco Plant Chef Fish-Free Goujons
  • Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Battered Fishless Fillets
  • Moving Mountains Plant-Based Fish Fillets (Ocado)
  • Birds Eye Green Cuisine Vegan Battered Fishless Fillets (Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons)
  • Bonsan Organic Kofu Fishfree Fillet (independent stockists)
  • Omni Golden Fillet (Vegetarian Express)
  • Omni Classic Fillet (Vegetarian Express)
Image Credit: Aldi

Vegan Fish Burgers and Cakes

Craving vegan fish burgers and cakes? Here are some of the products making waves in the plant-based food sector.

  • Aldi Plant Menu No Fish Burgers
  • Good Catch Fish-Free Burgers (Tesco)
  • Good Catch Plant-Based Salmon Burgers (independent stockists)
  • Good Catch Plant-Based Crab Cakes (Tesco)
  • Good Catch Plant-Based Fish Cakes (Tesco)
  • Omni Plant-Based Crab Cake (Vegetarian Express)
  • Omni Ocean Burger (Vegetarian Express)
  • Seabloom ‘Fish-Free’ Seaburger (Ocado, Mighty Plants and Zebra Plant-Based)
OmniFoods Vegan Seafood Burger
Image Credit: OmniFoods

Vegan Prawns and Shrimp

If you’re on the hunt for party nibbles or you’re a huge seafood fan, check out these vegan prawn and shrimp alternatives.

  • Tesco Plant Chef No Prawn Tempuras
  • Vegan Zeastar Shrimpz (Vegetarian Express)
Plant Chef Vegan Prawn Alternative
Image Credit: Tesco Plant Chef

For more support with ditching seafood from your diet, check out our Choose Fish-Free campaign.

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