Delicious Meat-Free Options for Your Christmas Barbie – and Where to Buy Them
Look out, Australia – the meat-free revolution is here! We saw a host of new meatless options arrive on our shelves in 2015, and it’s never been easier to enjoy a cruelty-free Christmas feast. Keep animal suffering off your plate by bringing one of these yummy options to the barbie this year instead.
Whether you fancy thick and chunky Beer Brats, Spinach & Pesto Artisan Sausages, or good old Jumbo Hot Dogs, Tofurky has you covered. And if you’re looking for a roast alternative this festive season, you can’t go past their Christmas Tofurky roast with stuffing! Find their products at most IGA stores nationwide. You can also search for stockists here or follow Tofurky on Facebook.
Gardein products finally arrived in Australia this year, bringing a whole heap of tasty new meatless options to our shores. The Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are great on the barbie, or if you’re cooking indoors this year, why not try the delicious Chick’n Scallopini or add some Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites to a stir-fry? IGA is the major stockist for Gardein. Some products are now available in selected Spar stores, or find more stockists here.
An original food pioneer, Linda McCartney believed in great-tasting, honest, meat-free food, and her products continue to delight the taste buds today. These sausages are quick, easy and full of flavour. Find them in Woolworths and other major supermarkets. For more on the McCartney family’s commitment to animals, watch videos here and here.
Many Fry’s products can be found at Woolworths and Coles (look for the green boxes!) as well as at independent retailers. With falafel, burgers, sausages, schnitzels and more, you’re sure to find something tasty to share with the family on Christmas Day.
These deliciously flavoured, chunky tofu slices can be eaten straight from the packet – or charred on the barbeque for a smoky finish. They taste great chopped into salads and make a yummy addition to a burger bun or sandwich. If you’ve never tried tofu, this is a great introduction. The flavouring has already been done for you, so all you need to do is enjoy!
From the roast to the BBQ sausages, Vegie Delights has a ton of tasty options and is fast becoming one of Australia’s most recognisable meat alternative brands. Both the vegan and vegetarian products are stocked widely at supermarkets across the country, so it’s easy to create a delicious meal that everyone will love.
Even More Choices
With all these fantastic options, you can enjoy a cruelty-free Christmas without compromising on flavour. Once you’ve eaten your way through these delicious dishes, expand your horizons in 2016 with even more meat alternatives. Check out the range at Vegan Online or pop into your local health-food shop to explore the plethora of available plant-based delights. Sydneysiders are even lucky enough to have a completely vegetarian butcher in town!
In need of some great Christmas presents to put under the tree? Check out our Christmas gift guide.
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