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Best Plant-based Food Alternatives

New advances and a growing vegan community mean that there are some AMAZING meat and dairy alternatives available these days. However, there are also some shockers. We want to make sure you don’t waste your time, money or anticipation on the latter, so we’ve put together a list of our go-to products in the UK right now.

We’ll keep updating this regularly.  If you have any suggestions feel free to drop us a line at:


Sausages - Taste & Glory

Burgers - Beyond Meat / Moving Mountains

Meatballs - Tesco Plant Chef Meatballs

Sandwich slices - Squeaky Bean slices (all of them!)

Sausage rolls - Linda McCartney or Sainsburys Plant Pioneers


Best for coffee and tea - Oatly Barista, whole or semi

Best for smoothies and cereal - Alpro Almond Unsweetened

Plant-based milk alternative


Cheese sauce - The Brook Sauce for Cheese Lovers (of course)

Smoked / melty - Applewood Smoked vegan

Cream cheese - Nush or Violife

Cheddar-ish - the closest we’ve tried so far is I am Nut OK Miner Threat Smoky Charcoal, the Violife extra mature is also pretty good

Mascarpone -  Schlagfix Vegan Mascarpone

Fancy - for a treat we love the range by Palace Culture!


Best for buttery taste and baking - Vitalite

Also tastes amazing - Naturli (block or spreadable)


Oatly - creamy or Greek-style

Koko - coconut yoghurt


Oatly single cream or Elmlea / Flora

Creme fraiche

Oatly… spot a theme here?  Yes, they are heroes.


Helmann’s vegan mayo

Best challenger and food waste fighter - Rubie’s in the Rubble (tastes a bit more like salad cream, but lovely)


Scrambled - use tinned ackee or firm tofu, recipes here

Omelette - make your own chickpea alternative, recipe here

Baking - Crack'd liquid egg replacer (makes great Yorkies too!)

Kala Namak - Indian Black Salt - a sulphurous salt to add an ‘eggy’ flavour to dishes

Scrambled tofu is a good egg replacement


Nomo - all of it… eat all of it

Doisy & Dam

Galaxy Vegan - also pretty special


Most shop bought pastry is made with margarine so naturally vegan

Jus Rol, make your own, croissants and pain au chocolat are vegan

Ocado also sell ready-made vegan croissants & Sainsburys stock the Pret ones in the freezer

Cakes & Desserts

Our Chocolate Brownie and Sticky Toffee (obvs)

OGGS lemon cake

Cheesecake - yet to be cracked… (someone pleeeeease!)

The Brook plant-based brownies