For consumers swapping out meat this January – or seasoned vegans looking for something new – these plant-based launches should provide some inspiration

The Curators Mushroom Burger

The Curators Mushroom Burgers & Balls

Marking its first move away from snacking and into the meat alternatives category, The Curators will launch a duo of plant-based burgers and meatballs into Tesco in January (both rsp: £3.49/200g). According to the startup, the products offer a “fantastic meaty texture” thanks to their “super-high mushroom content” of 86%. The frozen range is also said to be “bursting with natural protein”, containing 5.5g per 100g, along with plenty of fibre (6.8g per 100g).


Quorn Makes Amazing Range 2021

Quorn Makes Amazing

Meat-free giant Quorn is targeting scratch cooking shoppers with its new ingredients range, which lands in Waitrose on 30 December, Sainsbury’s on 2 January and Asda on 4 January (rsp: £3/175g). Called Makes Amazing, the lineup consists of peri peri-flavoured strips and Turkish-style kebab-flavoured strips, which can be fried and added to a range of dishes.


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Moving Mountains Plant-Based Fingers

Said to taste exactly like fish fingers and mimic their flaky texture, Moving Mountains’ Plant-Based Fingers land in Waitrose from 27 December, with a wider rollout planned in 2021 (rsp: £3.60/300g). The product is made using a UK-first white soy and therefore doesn’t need whitening, as many fish and chicken alternatives do. Each finger contains 10g of protein per 100g and 70 calories.


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The Vegilantes

Frozen plant-based brand The Vegilantes is going big this Veganuary with six new launches, including an Indian-inspired jackfruit burger topped with a vegan alternative to paneer (rsp: £3/2x146g). Other lines include plant-based versions of chicken tikka, chicken pakora and chicken popcorn, all of which will be exclusive to Morrisons for the month. 



Squeaky Bean Hot & Spicy Pieces

The latest addition to Squeaky Bean’s ready-to-eat range, these chicken-style pieces went on sale in Tesco at the end of November (rsp: £3/160g) alongside the brand’s new falafel line (rsp: £2/200g).



The Tofoo Co Tempeh

Recommended in a curry, on a flatbread or tossed through a potato salad, these cubed tempeh pieces from The Tofoo Co landed in Tesco in late November (rsp: £3.25/200g). The handmade, Indian-inspired soya cubes are infused with a spicy madras marinade.


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This Dark Soy & Garlic Pieces

Fast-growing plant-based brand This has used Far Eastern flavours for its latest variant of ‘chicken’ pieces. The ready-to-cook chunks – made from peas and soya beans – are infused with dark soy and garlic and contain 21g of protein per 100g. They went on sale in Waitrose in October (rsp: £3.65/190g).