Sainsbury’s Vegan Christmas Options 2023: A Complete Guide

The ultimate guide to Sainsbury’s vegan Christmas range

Sainsbury's No Beef Wellington
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Feeling stressed about what you’re going to eat on the big day? Worry not! Have yourself a very vegan Christmas thanks to the festive offering at Sainsbury’s.

From appetisers to meat-free roasts, you’ll find everything you need for a jolly plant-based Christmas. And of course, it’s not Christmas without a mince pie (or three) and Sainsbury’s doesn’t disappoint in that department either. With some new flavourful additions such as the Korean Style Cauliflower Popcorn, there’s something to suit everyone in this range.

Without further ado, here are this year’s festive finds at Sainsbury’s.


Start your feast off right with vegan-friendly canapés that will have your mouth watering.

Taste the Difference Baos of Holly (£6)

Available now

Fancy a taste of novelty this Christmas? These new Baos of Holly are shaped like Christmas puddings, adding a delightful twist to your holiday feasts. The filling includes plenty of seasonal flavours including wood ear mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrot, spring onion and ginger. The perfect party food!

Sainsbury's vegan bao buns Christmas
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Taste the Difference Korean Style Cauliflower Popcorn (£5.25)

Available now

Who said cauliflower is boring? Sainsbury’s has given it a makeover with Korean-style spicy batter, complete with a spicy gochujang dip. The seaweed sprinkles and sesame seeds add a delicious savoury taste and a crunchy finish.

Whether you’re having a full-blown Christmas dinner, a casual buffet or a New Year’s Eve party, this makes a great sharing platter for all your holiday plans.

Sainsbury's Korean style cauliflower popcorn
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The main event might pose the biggest challenge for vegan Christmas dining. At Sainsbury’s you can find turkey-free roasts, a no-beef wellingtons and a festive wreath to bring the holiday cheer.

Slice up these centrepieces and serve alongside all the classic trimmings like veggies, gravy, roast potatoes and parsnips.

Taste the Difference Three Nut Roast (£7)

Available in-store from 06/12/23

A nut roast made with mushroom, spinach and butternut squash, with added crunch from the cashew nuts, almonds and pistachio nuts. The dried cranberries give this a delicious festive flavour.

Served with spiced orange and cranberry glaze, it’s the ultimate plant-based main for those who aren’t huge fans of meat alternatives.

Sainsbury's Three Nut Roast
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Taste the Difference No Turkey Crown (£6)

Available now

For some, Christmas dinner without turkey is nothing short of a crime. However, this No Turkey Crown means you can enjoy your favourite dish without the cruelty.

Sainsbury's no turkey crown
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Taste the Difference No Turkey Stuffed Crown (£7.25)

Available in-store from 06/12/23

If it’s an alternative to stuffed turkey you’re after, Sainsbury’s has that covered too.

This No Turkey Stuffed Crown is also made with mushroom and soya protein, complete with a sage and onion stuffing centre. To finish, it’s covered with vegan bacon lattice and topped with sage and onion melt.

Sainsbury's vegan Christmas No Turkey Stuffed Crown
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Taste the Difference No Beef Wellington (£6.75)

Available now

You can’t go wrong with a wellington for your Christmas centrepiece and Sainsbury’s offering is ideal for vegans and non-vegans alike. The succulent filling is made with mushroom and pea protein, which is well-balanced with with tender leaf spinach and a rich mushroom and port wine duxelles.

And if that’s no enough to whet your appetite, it’s hand-wrapped in crisp puff pastry too.

Sainsbury's no beef wellington
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Taste the Difference Maple Parsnip, Chestnut & Sage Wreath (£7.25)

Available in-store from 06/12/23

Those who enjoy seasonal flavours will savour this Christmassy vegan wreath!

This year, the plant-based wreath at Sainsbury’s is filled with maple-roasted parsnips, chestnuts and vegan cheese. Wrapped in flaky puff pastry and topped with sage and onion breadcrumbs, it’s nothing short of heavenly (and we think guests will agree).

Sainsbury's vegan wreath
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Sides & Trimmings

The sides and trimmings are the making of any holiday meal. Here’s what Sainsbury’s has on the menu this year.

Plant Pioneers Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls (£3.50)

Available in-store from 06/12/23

The Plant Pioneers range includes vegan stuffing balls made with mushrooms, onions and sage. A tasty side dish for your festive feast that non-vegans can enjoy too.

Plant Pioneers Stuffing Balls
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Plant Pioneers Shroompups in Blankets (£3.50)

Available in-store from 06/12/23

You may want to stock up on these! The Plant Pioneers seasoned mushroom sausages are wrapped in vegan rashers. Warning: they are dangerously addictive!

Plant Pioneers Pigs in Blankets
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Desserts & Sweet Treats

You won’t miss out on delectable vegan desserts this year either. Treat yourself and your guests to these plant-based show-stoppers.

Taste the Difference Free From Mini Mince Pies (£3.25)

Available now

These dairy-free and gluten-free mini mince pies are smaller, which means you can eat more, right? Complete with a crisp, biscuity texture and a punchy, fruity flavour, these are the perfect way to welcome the festive season.

Sainsbury's mini mince pies
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By Sainsbury’s Free From Mince Pies (£2)

Available now

Free from dairy and gluten, these mince pieces are sweet, tasty and sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Sainsbury's free-from mince pies
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By Sainsbury’s Free From Iced Mince Pies (£2.50)

Available now

Like your mince pies with a bit more sweetness? These are topped with fondant icing for your culinary pleasure.

Sainsbury's iced mince pies
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Taste the Difference Chocolate Cookie Torte (£10)

Available in-store from 20/12/23

Now we’re talking! This vegan chocolate torte is made with a dark chocolate and cookie biscuit crumb base, then topped with coconut and cocoa batter, chocolate sauce, dark chocolate shavings, sweet glaze and cocoa powder. Dreamy.

Sainsbury's vegan torte
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Taste the Difference Free From Ginger & Chocolate Tiffin (£3)

Available now

Tuck into these bite-sized tiffins this holiday season! With a twist of ginger, these are yummy festive treats that will go down a treat with everyone.

Taste the Difference Free From Salted Caramel Chocs (£4)

Available now

The ultimate nibbles to get you in the mood for Christmas! Smooth, velvety and indulgent, these salted caramel chocolates are ideal for snacking or snuggling up to watch your favourite movies.

Salted caramel chocs
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Looking for more festive food options? Check out our guide to the vegan Christmas ranges at Aldi, M&S, Asda and Tesco.

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