The 10 best vegan roasts and meat alternatives for the holidays
Christmas is fast approaching and the festive preparations are probably already in full swing. One might desperately think about what to cook for the family on Christmas Eve. But one thing is sure: Christmas without roast is possible. Much nicer though, is to spend time together with friends and family and enjoy a nice Christmas supper with your loved ones.
This year at least it is easy to have a vegan roast on your dining table because we offer you a wide selection of meat-free roasts in all our Veganz branches.
Our Top 10 Roasts
The Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute from Field Roast is the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas dinner. This vegetarian roast with ginger, cranberries and apples, is rich in flavour. Garnish with mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy from Veganz.
2. Tofurky Vegetarian Roast
The Tofurky Roast is a pre-cooked vegetarian feast designed to be the delicious centerpiece of your holiday or everyday meal. Made from a revolutionary tofu-wheat protein blend, the famous Tofurky Roast is known for its incredible, turkey-like texture and flavor. Stuffed with wild rice and whole wheat bread crumb stuffing, this roast carves and cuts just like turkey but without the bones. Since it was first marketed in 1995, Tofurky Roasts have been America’s original and best selling alternative to turkey.
3. Tofurky Vegetarian Feast
Have a bird-free feast, but with all the flavor and trimmings you’ve always enjoyed.
The feast contains:
• One Tofurky® Roast (made with organic non-genetically engineered soybeans) – now 20% larger
• Savory Gravy
• Wild Rice, Whole Wheat Bread Crumb Stuffing
• Tofurky® Jurky Wishstix
• Vegan Fudge Brownie
Each feast is 100% vegan, cooks in about an hour, serves six and tastes fabulous!
4. Vege USA Vegan Whole Turkey
The Vegan Whole Turkey from Vegetarian Plus is a four pound roast shaped a little eerily like a whole roast turkey. Along with the roast, the box contains “Himalayan Barley Fried Rice Stuffing” and gravy. There is a cavity in the back of the bird and the “stuffing” is provided separately.
Stick to the basic package directions, which were fairly simple: stuff the roast, wrap in foil and bake. An hour later it is ready to eat. The soy fiber makes for a grained texture very much like poultry. It is much lighter and cut much better than seitan. Most pleasently, the roast is exceptionally moist, even without any basting or marinating. Flavor wise, it is not particularly turkey like, but more like chicken in flavor. The “meat” does have a bit of an oddly sweet flavor to it, but covered in a nice gravy it balanced out nicely.
5. Veggyness Vesttagsbraten
An innovation for the holidays: The ultimate roast alternative not only for vegetarians and vegans. The roast has a fibrous structure which resembles the structure of beef. It’s unbelievably fluffy and juicy – just like a nice Christmas roast has to be.
6. Veggyness Rosmarin Roulade
The classic dish in a vegan way! Fine rosemary gives a mediterranian touch to the roulade. The roulade has a juicy and fibrous texture and tastes delicious. Fry in a pan or cook in a sauce. Alternatively, wrap it in foil and cook in boiling hot water. It fits perfectly to potatoes and colourful veggies or Brussel sprouts, if you want to choose the classic way.
7. Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs
Gardein’s Meatless Meatballs make a great addition to an Italian feast. Toss into your favorite sauce and mamma mia, you’ve got dinner!
Made with Gardein’s exceptional blend of natural vegan ingredients, these meatballs have the taste and texture you remember, but without the animal by-products, cholesterol and saturated fat. Make yourself a healthy protein-packed spaghetti dinner to remember. Perhaps a meatball sub sounds better, smothered in melted vegan cheese. Or, you could simmer them in your favorite sauce and serve as appetizers – the only limits are your imagination, so be ready to create true classic Italian treats with these tender, protein-packed meatballs from Gardein!
9. LikeMeat Natur Filet Streifen (Chicken free chunks)
Natural fillet stripes from LikeMeat tune up your salad. Fry for two to three minutes in a pan until crispy. A taste experience for everyone! From the freezer directly to the hot pan, add some of your favourite veggies, fresh herbs and you have the perfect dish. Healthy and light but rich in flavour – without preservatives. Enjoy the freshness and live healthy!
10. Fry’s 4 Chicken-Style Burgers
Thought you couldn’t eat a vegan chicken burger? You thought wrong! The Fry‘s Chicken-style Burgers are irresistibly tasty and made using the secret family recipe to create a flavourful culinary experience. Enjoy these vegan burgers in a bun, with a salad and a side of chips.