How to be Vegan at Christmas
With less than a week until Christmas you’re probably all prepared, you’ll know what you’re eating and hopefully you have all your Christmas presents bought and wrapped. If you’re that prepared then you’re nothing like me! I’ll still be wrapping up on Thursday night after a mad dash to the shops to find a nut roast that looks even remotely tasty. This is my 3rd Christmas as a vegetarian, my first as I’m transitioning to veganism and I know there are going to be hurdles to overcome.
Mince pies are absolutely a Christmas staple, and you can find vegan options in any supermarket – you’ll just have to check the ingredients to make absolutely sure they don’t contain milk or eggs. Alternatively you can make your own with some ready made pastry from JusRoll (it’s vegan!) and you can purchase vegan mincemeat online or again check the ingredients in your local supermarket.
If you’re buying for a vegan make sure to stay away from leather, we have some great faux-leather bags from Matt & Nat that have an authentic look and feel without the animal cruelty, a perfect vegan gift.
You’ll also find a massive range of vegan chocolates available here at Ethical Superstore, and while I know I don’t speak for everyone I can confirm that Vego and Plamil chocolate is particularly delicious and it’s not Christmas without chocolate coins! If you don’t want something so plain we have a range of flavoured chocolate along with delicious truffles from Booja Booja which make an absolutely beautiful gift, and who wouldn’t love a Jealous Sweets Cosmic Cracker at Christmas?
It’s really quite simple to ‘veganise’ your Christmas Day celebrations and you don’t really need too much preparation, so there’s still plenty of time! Let us know your favourite vegan Christmas treats!