Simple Swaps

Milk

Soya, almond, coconut, oat, hazelnut, hemp, cashew.

Tip: At first, a bit of experimenting may be in order to ensure you find a plant-milk that you enjoy. Most people use different milks, for different purposes; for example, you may prefer soya milk in your tea, but oat milk on your cereal.

Brands

  • Alpro – Soya milk , almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, hazelnut milk, rice milk, flavoured soya milks.
  • Oatly – Oat milk, including flavoured and professional-barista-style milks.
  • Dairy-Free Dreams – Rice milk, oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk.
  • Good Hemp – Hemp milk.
  • Koko Diary Free – Coconut milk, including flavoured milks.
  • Rebel Kitchen – Coconut milk
  • Supermarket own-brands – Every supermarket has own-brand soya milks, with most now stocking own-brand almond, coconut and oat milks, including flavoured versions.

Cheese

Most vegan cheeses are coconut, soya or nut-based.

Brands

  • Violife – blocks, slices, shreds, cream cheese.
  • VBites ‘Cheezly’ – Blocks
  • Bute Island Foods/Scheese – Blocks, shreds, cream cheese, slices.
  • Tyne Chease – Artisan blocks, cream cheese.
  • Mouse’s Favourite – Artisan blocks, cream cheese.
  • Follow Your Heart – Blocks, slices, shreds
  • Daiya – Blocks, shreds
  • MozzaRissella – Rice-based mozzarella.
  • Supermarket own-brands – Every major supermarket now has its own-brand vegan cheese in blocks, shreds and slices.

Yoghurt

Dairy-free yogurts are usually soya, coconut, almond or cashew-based.

Brands

  • Alpro
  • Koko Dairy-Free
  • Nush
  • Sojade
  • CoYo
  • Supermarket own-brand dairy-free yoghurts*

*Not all products made by these companies are suitable for vegans – please check packs for details.

Butter

Plant-based butters are usually made from a blend of vegetable oils, including rapeseed, soya and coconut.

Brands

  • Pure
  • Flora*
  • Naturli’ – spread and block
  • Vitalite – spread and block
  • Koko Dairy Free

Supermarket own-brand dairy-free spreads*

Sausages

Plant-based sausages and meat alternatives can be made from a number of different ingredients such as soya, wheat gluten, mushrooms, pea protein, vegetables and mycoprotein.

Brands

  • Linda McCartney*
  • Fry’s
  • VBites
  • Cauldron*
  • Tofurkey
  • Taifun
  • Vegetarian’s Choice
  • Wheaty
  • Quorn*
  • No Bull (exclusive to Iceland)
  • Birdseye*Supermarket own-brands* – Most supermarkets produce their own-brand frozen and chilled vegan sausages, with ‘Shroomdogs’ (made from mushrooms) being very popular…and delicious!

Burgers

Plant-based burgers and meat alternatives can be made from a number of different ingredients such as soya, wheat gluten, mushrooms, pea protein, vegetables and mycoprotein.

Brands

  • Linda McCartney*
  • Fry’s
  • VBites
  • Cauldron*
  • Vegetarian’s Choice
  • Wheaty
  • Quorn*
  • Amy’s Kitchen*
  • Sgaia Mheat
  • Beyond Meat
  • No Bull (exclusive to Iceland)
  • Strong Roots
  • Birdseye*
  • Naturli

    Supermarket own-brands* – including Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Marks and Spencer.

Mince

Plant-based mince and meat alternatives can be made from a number of different ingredients such as soya, wheat gluten and pea protein.

Brands

  • Fry’s
  • VBites
  • Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
  • Naturli’ Plant-Based Mince
  • No Bull (exclusive to Iceland)

Supermarket own-brand* – including Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Fish

Vegan alternatives to fish are often made form tofu or soya protein, as well as pea protein, combined with nori or seaweed to give it that ‘fishy’ flavour.

Brands

  • Quorn*
  • VBites
  • Linda McCartney*
  • Sophie’s Kitchen
  • TKC*
  • Vivera 

Supermarket own-brand*

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