Vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians rejoice – the meat-free fast food industry is expanding even further with multiple new menu offerings for Veganuary 2020!
Greggs Vegan Steak Bake – £1.55
The Greggs vegan sausage roll was a national sensation following its release last Veganuary. This year, Greggs is adding a vegan version of their classic Steak Bake to their menu. It features 96 layers of pastry, made without an egg glaze or butter, and contains chunks of Quorn and diced onions with a meat-free gravy. The Vegan Steak Bake is available in selected stores from 2nd January, with Greggs rolling it out to all locations in the next 2 weeks.
KFC Vegan Burger – £3.99
Considering their primary product is chicken, it might be surprising that KFC is entering the vegan market with a Zero Chicken Burger. The vegan burger is made up of a Quorn fillet, lettuce, and vegan mayonnaise in a soft bun. KFC is boasting that they are using the same 11 herbs and spices for flavouring the vegan burger as it does for its actual chicken, so customers can experience the signature KFC finger-lickin’ taste without eating meat.
Pizza Hut Vegan Pepperoni Pizza – £11.69
Like Greggs, Pizza Hut was already a big player in the UK vegan market after launching a Jack N Ch**se vegan pizza last year. If a plain margherita pizza with Violife vegan cheese doesn’t cut it, then for Veganuary you can try the new vegan pepperoni pizza. The cleverly-named Pepperphoni is actually made of pea protein, which is a first for a pizza topping at Pizza Hut. This option is only available for a limited time, but it could become permanent.
Costa Vegan Cheese Toastie – £2.65
Costa Coffee has been making strides with their own vegan menu in recent years, and this Veganuary they will be adding another new item to the vegan menu. The meat-free Vegan Smoky Ham & CheeZe Toastie contains Quorn and vegan cheese on toasted dairy-free bread. It will be available from 2nd January in all Costa stores. Costa also claims that they will be adding even more vegan options to their menu very soon, expanding this to 25 choices.
Subway Meatless Marinara Sub – £3.59
Not be outdone by a coffee shop, the sandwich chain Subway is introducing their own vegan sandwich this Veganuary. Subway has tweaked the recipe for their classic Meatball Marinara Sub, substituting meat-free meatballs and vegan cheese. You can also customise the Meatless Marinara Sub if you would prefer another sauce, such as vegan chilli, aioli, or sweet onion. The hash browns at Subway are also vegan, and they already offer a vegan sub.
McDonald’s Veggie Dippers – £3.29
McDonald’s is another fast-food chain announcing a vegan menu shake-up for Veganuary, but it’s actually not that exciting. If you remember, last year McDonald’s replaced the old popular veggie burger with pepper and pesto goujons, which could also be bought as part of a Happy Meal or in a wrap. In Veganuary, they will begin selling vegan Veggie Dippers in Happy Meals, as part of a regular meal deal with fries and a drink, or as a separate pack of 4.