IF you’re one of the predicted 500,000 taking part in Veganuary this year, we’re here to help with the best vegan products to stick to plant based past January.
Now you’ve sorted your plant based diet, we’ve put together our top picks of everything to buy to make your swap to a Vegan lifestyle easier than ever.
More and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle each year, but it’s not all vegan sausages, as vegan beauty, fashion and lifestyle products are all on the rise.
Whether it’s cookbooks, skincare, cooking equipment, treats or anything else, here are our top picks of the best vegan products to make Veganuary a breeze for first time vegans.
Bosh has sold 200,000 copies and is the winner of the Lifestyle Non-Fiction Book Award of the Year, as well as being the highest selling vegan cookbook of all time.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for dinners then you’re in good hands.
- Bosh! Recipe Book, £7.99, Argos – buy here
Ninja 3 in 1
Make easy work of meals with the ultimate food processor.
Ninja’s 3 in 1 Auto IQ Food Processor and Blender is a food processor, blender and personal blender.
Chop, slice, grate and mix everything from pizza and bread dough, to burgers, fishcakes and coleslaw in the food processor; create drinks, dips and sauces in the multi-serve jug, and blend smoothies on-the-go in the cup, with interchangeable attachments to easily chop, process and blend ingredients.
- Ninja BN800UK Auto IQ Food Processor and Blender,£199.99, Argos – buy here
Vegan Hotel Chocolat
Thought you’d have to miss out on chocolate? Think again, Hotel Chocolat’s Vegan range has everything you could want – and is super tasty to boot.
Whether it’s hot chocolate, liqueurs, bars or their popular H-box, Hotel Chocolat has a huge range of vegan chocolates that any plant based fan will love.
Prices start at £7, and there’s even a range of Easter eggs currently available.
Did you know that wine isn’t vegan? A number of our favourite bottles aren’t exactly vegan because of how it is clarified through a process of ‘fining’, where animal protein fining agents are used.
So if you want to ensure your tipples are completly vegan you’ll need to check before you buy.
To make things easier, Virgin Wines is currently selling a mixed twelve bottle case for £107.88.
We’re also loving vegan wine brand, Amie.
Produced in the renowned wine region of the Languedoc in the south of France, it’s a vegan wine with fresh and vibrant with bouquet characteristics, packed with red berry flavours and a touch of cherry blossom.
You can snap it up here.
Moet & Chandon
Not all champagne is created equal, and it’s not all vegan.
If you’re celebrating this Veganuary then you’ll want to make sure you pick up some Vegan fizz.
Moet & Chandon is one of the champagne’s that is vegan, and one of our favourites too. Moet has confirmed that none of its champagnes are made using animal or egg products. They are also gluten- and wheat-free.
Pick up a bottle from Selfridges for £45.99.
- Moet & Chandon, £45.99, Selfridges – buy here
Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat are a vegan brand, so there are no animal products used in production; with Matt & Nat standing for Mat(t)erial + Nature.
Their backpacks have long been a hit with shoppers, so if you’re looking to step up your vegan accessories game you can’t go wrong.
We’re loving the Annex Backpack, priced at £120 – a great choice if you’re looking to spend some Christmas cash.
- Annex Backpack, £120, Matt & Nat – buy here
JW Pei has a range of vegan accessories, we’re currently loving this Mini Flap Bag.
In an eye-catching Sage Green Croc, it’s also in the sale and is down to £35 from £89.
Snap it up before it goes.
- Mini Flap Bag Sage Green Croc, 335, JW Pei – buy here
A favourite of Meghan Markle, and a favourite of ours, sustainable trainer brand Veja also has a vegan range.
Made from Vegan leather, the Veja trainers are a cool plant friendly update to your wardrobe.
- Veja V-10 vegan-leather trainers, £130 – buy here
Make dinner time even easier with Mindful Chef’s Vegan boxes.
Nutritionist approved, with fresh, local ingredients they are a great introduction to a plant based diet.
A weekly box contains two to five healthy recipes, and there are fifteen vegan recipes to choose from, as well as being gluten and dairy free.
Plus you can get £10 off your first and second boxes.
Pai Skincare are independently certified by COSMOS (Soil Association), Cruelty Free International and the Vegan Society.
Each product is easily displayed as Vegan or not on it’s website, to make conscious shopping even easier.
We’re loving their Rosehip Bioregenerate, priced at £24.
- Rosehip Bioregenerate, £24, Pai Skincare – buy here
Drunk Elephant is beloved by skincare fans and beauty experts, with a cult following as a result of their incredible products.
Founded by former stay-at-home mom Tiffany Masterson it’s ethos centres around clean beauty, with the philosophy that if in doubt, it’s out.
It’s a cruelty brand, but not all products are vegan as they use honey in certain formulas. However, it currently offers 12 products formulated without any animal ingredients.
Vegan favourites include their A-Passinoni Retional Cream, C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, B-Hydrea Intensive Hydration Gel, Protini Polypeptide Cream, Shaba Complex Eye Serum, Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser, Juju Bar, B-Bronzi Anti Pollution Sunshine Serum, TLC Fromboos Glycolic Night Serum, TLC Sukari Babyfacial and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.
Herbivore was founded by husband and wife Alex Kummerow and Julia Wills with a mission to create all-natural skin care that delivers tangible results.
Steering clear of synthetics and fillers, they ensure every ingredient within their formulas is of the highest quality – think: plant-based food-grade essential oils, GMO-free soy wax – and has a specific purpose.]
All ingredients are vegan and cruelty-free, while their packaging is recyclable and reusable.
- Shop Herbivore Botanicals from Cult Beauty – buy here
The Body Shop
Around half the products at The Body Shop are Vegan, with vegan skincare, moisturiser, haircare, began and body care.
With vegan products across nearly all of their ranges, and smells you’re in luck if you’ve recently made the switch. You can see all The Body Shop’s vegan products here.
- Shop The Body Shop Vegan Products – buy here
Veganuary at Wahaca
Mexican food has always been a good choice for those following a vegan diet, with fresh ingredients and plenty of plant based friendly options.
This Veganuary Wahaca are taking it a step further, and have also introduced vegan cheese options to it’s menu for the first time so you can enjoy more of their vibrant Mexican street food than ever before, as well as new options such as the Mexican falafel taco, and Vegan Nachos.
There’s 13 restaurants across the country, and you can order takeaway via Deliveroo if you live close enough.
Vegan Dr Martens
The iconic Dr Martens have a Vegan collection, and they are identical to the original boots.
From leather-free bags, boots and shoes, their vegan boots, shoes and accessories are stacked with just as much attitude as their classic Dr Martens styles, so there’s no compromise.
What are the best vegan recipes?
Like any recipe, the best vegan recipes are the easiest and easy to follow.
A quick, healthy supper that’s packed full of vegetables is sure to be a hit with most.
What is the best vegan meat substitute?
What is the best vegan alternative to chicken?
Recently family favourite Bird’s Eye has released a number of ‘Green Cuisine’ options that have been a hit.
This Isn’t Chicken, has also been commended on how realistic it is.
What is the best vegan ice cream?
More and more brands are releasing vegan ice cream so you can satisfy your cravings, but we’re currently loving Ben and Jerry’s Non-Dairy range.
Is peanut butter vegan?
According to Healthline; “some types may also contain other additives and ingredients like molasses, sugar, or agave syrup — all of which are considered vegan.
“Therefore, most types of peanut butter are free of animal products and can be enjoyed as part of a vegan diet.”
How do you make vegan chocolate brownies?
Making vegan brownies is easy, make sure you swap the fat out to a non dairy version. We love Jamie Oliver’s recipe.
Is vegan cheese healthy?
Similar to cheese, vegan cheese can be part of a healthy diet when eaten in moderation, but try to avoid highly processed options.
What are the best vegan alternatives?
The best Vegan alternatives are usually down to personal preference, but Linda McCartney, Quorn, and This stock a number of popular vegan alternatives.
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