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
  • The Mighty Pea – Pea-based 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.

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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.

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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 from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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*

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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*
  • The Meatless Farm
  • Naked Glory
  • Moving Mountains
  • Wicked Kitchen
  • Supermarket own-brands* – Most supermarkets produce their own-brand frozen and chilled vegan sausages, with ‘Shroomdogs’ (made from mushrooms) being very popular…and delicious!

    * = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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
  • Naked Glory
  • Wicked Kitchen
  • The Meatless Farm
  • Supermarket own-brands* – including Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Marks and Spencer.

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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
  • The Meatless Farm
  • No Bull (exclusive to Iceland)
  • Supermarket own-brand* – including Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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*
  • No Bull
  • Gardein
  • Vivera
  • Supermarket own-brand* – including Waitrose, M&S and Iceland.

* = Not all products from these brands are suitable for vegans. Please check the packaging.

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