Further to launching a dedicated vegan and vegetarian section and its meat free own brand range, Waitrose & Partners has now added an impressive range of vegan and vegetarian festive food. Whether you are a seasoned vegan or vegetarian, aiming for a veg-centric flexitarian Christmas or simply need tasty ideas to serve to your meat-free guests here are some of the dishes to look out for.
For appetisers and nibbles, Pulled Jackfruit Tacos, Caramelised Onion & Tomato Tarte Tatins, Tomato & Mozzarella Arancini Bites, Feta, Spinach & Pine Nut Spanakopita or Squashed in Blankets are available.
Meat free mains include vegan Beet Wellingtons, Nut & Grain Roast, Brie & Cranberry Filo Parcels, a vegan Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake, Parsnip Rosti Star Stack, Butternut Squash’age Rolls and Parmentier Potatoes with Wessex Stout.
Plant-based dessert lovers will be able to feast on a vegan Chocolate Torte or Pineapple & Coconut Panna Cotta.
Besides their new vegan and vegetarian festive food, Waitrose & Partners have also launched an edible Christmas tree, perfect for environmentally conscious consumers looking for a multi-purpose tree that could be re-used or to give to friends and family as a festive host gift.
The Rosemary Christmas Trees are grown and pruned to resemble the shape of a Christmas tree. Standing at around 30cm in height, just under a third of the size of an average Christmas tree, these aromatic miniature trees are edible and give the home a distinct refreshing fragrance.
Their needle-like leaves make them the perfect alternative for the festive season and can be decorated to look just like their larger traditional counterparts. They can be used as a decoration in the lounge, placed on the kitchen window sill or even as a Christmas table centrepiece where guests can pick the tree’s leaves to garnish their own festive feast – making them the perfect gift for foodies.