Veganuary is in full swing and high-street fast food restaurants are releasing highly anticipated vegan alternatives.
KFC’s vegan offering is pictured above. Although it looks similar to a fried chicken hamburger, the fillet has been replaced by Quorn.
KFC launched a vegan burger on Thursday, featuring a Quorn fillet and lettuce, as well as vegan mayonnaise.
It also uses 11 herbs and the same spices that the chain uses for their chicken choices. KFC executives claim that it offers the same taste, with no meat.
Ira Dubinsky, Innovation Director at KFC in the UK and Ireland said: ‘The Colonel was all about welcoming everyone to his table – now vegans, flexitarians and our fried chicken fans can all enjoy the taste of our Original Recipe together.
“We have worked tirelessly to improve the flavor and create Vegan Burgers the Colonel would be proud. This is KFC’s same flavor, except it has zero chicken.
The new McDonald’s Veggie dippers (pictured) – approved by The Vegetarian Society, and certified as vegan-compliant – can be purchased as an adult meal or Happy Meal.
McDonald’s is offering its first vegan menu starting today for vegetarians and vegans.
The Vegetarian Society approved and certified the new Veggie dippers as vegan compliant and gluten free.
These are made from red peppers, rice and sundried tomatoes pesto, and are topped with light, crispy breadcrumbs.
Dippers will continue to be available after the ‘Veganuary” ends.
For four Veggie Dippers, fries and a soft drink the RRP is £4.99, while the veggie dippers Happy Meal will be £2.99. Alternatively, the four Veggie Dippers can be purchased separately for £3.29.
Wagamama’s watermelon tuna, which in look and texture claims to be incredibly similar to tuna sashimi, although the flavour remains reminiscent of watermelon
Wagamama is the UK’s first restaurant chain to introduce a vegan version of tuna.
The dish will be featured during Veganuary and the vegan ‘tuna’ is made with dehydrated watermelon which is then sliced, seared and served hot.
Although the texture and appearance are very similar to tuna sushi, the taste is still watermelon-like.
The ‘tuna’ is dressed with a miso sesame sauce and sits on a bed of white rice which is dressed with soy seasoning and accompanied with pickled radish, kale and tenderstem broccoli and an avocado, edamame and tofu guacamole.
Pizza Hut: Vegan Pepperoni pizza
Pizza Hut Restaurants launches a vegan limited edition pizza. This new version claims it tastes exactly like real meat.
The new Vegan Pepperphoni Pizza, priced from £11.69, is topped with meat-free ‘Pepperphoni’ made from pea protein and Violife vegan cheese.
As the new year approaches, many Brits will be giving up meat. However, the UK’s favorite chains have just launched vegan-friendly treats. Pizza Hut have launched the new Vegan Pepperphoni Pizza (pictured), priced from £11.69, and it is topped with meat-free ‘Pepperphoni’ made from pea protein and Violife vegan cheese
Available from January 1, for one month only, it’s the seventh Pizza to join the vegan menu, which also features a range of sides and desserts.
If a vegan option is too far from guests’ usual pizza order, Pepperphoni can also be ordered as a vegetarian option with mozzarella cheese.
Costa: Vegan Smoky Ham & CheeZe Toastie
Also joining the plant-based bandwagon is Costa Coffee, as it unveils its Vegan Smoky Ham & CheeZe Toastie this week.
On Thursday, 2 January 2020, the coffee giant will begin selling its meatless product in UK shops.
Also joining the plant-based bandwagon is Costa Coffee, as it unveils its Vegan Smoky Ham & CheeZe Toastie (pictured) this week
Costing £2.95, the Quorn ham and vegan-friendly cheese will be sandwiched between two slices of freshly toasted golden animal and dairy-free bread.
Nando’s: Vegan Perinaise
Nando’s announced that its vegan condiment PERinaise has been launched.
The plant-based twist on the fan favourite is available from January 1 in both restaurants and on the shelves at Tesco supermarkets.
Vegan Nando’s fans can today rejoice, as the brand has announced the launch of its new Vegan PERinaise, a plant-based twist on the fan favourite sauce available Jan 1st in both restaurants and on the shelves at Tesco supermarkets.
Nando’s announced that its vegan condiments will soon be available.
Vegan PERinaise claims it tastes the same as the original and has been added to the PERi PERi chef’s vegetarian options.
A portion of the sauce in restaurants across the UK will cost 60p, while 265g bottles of the sauce stocked at Tesco supermarkets are priced at £1.90.
Greggs: Vegan Steak Bake
The hotly-anticipated, meat-free pastry finally launched across the UK today, with with a roll-out at 1,300 stores, prompting 200 people to queue in the freezing cold in Newcastle to get their hands on the £ 1.55 Quorn-based treat.
The Vegan Steak Bake is made up of 96 layers no-butter puff pastry. It comes one year after the company launched the popular vegan sausage roll. But, are the hype and the Vegan Steak Bake really worth it?
Greggs is finally launching their much-anticipated Vegan Steak Bake today. You can find it in over 1,300 UK stores.
Fans were delighted to share their purchase on social media. One wrote on Twitter, “Vegan Steak Bake from Greggs was absolutely incredible. I want more 20!”
Other customers were not as impressed by its aesthetics. One customer claimed that it looked like cat food, but tasted great.
Subway: Marinara Meatless
Subway is the latest restaurant to offer a vegetarian version of their famous meatball marinara sandwich.
Subway’s vegan meatball marinara sandwich has been relaunched by the chain as the latest to join the “Vegananuary” trend.
Subway’s meatball marinara sandwich, made with plant-based ingredients, is now available as a sandwich. It is made up of meatballs, cheese, and tomato sauce.
The sub is now available for vegans in the UK thanks to an updated recipe that includes vegan cheese and meatless meatballs.