Vegan Gravy and Stocks

by Elisa
Last updated: 19/11/17

Disclaimer: Photos are submitted by the Vegan Womble community. Packaging and ingredients can change over time, so please DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING, and let us know if you spot any changes. We include products that state ‘may contain milk/egg’, i.e. they are at risk of cross-contamination during the manufacturing process. Read more…

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Product suggestions and photos are submitted by the Vegan Womble community – you are our eyes and ears. We will keep adding products as they come in, so please keep sending us your vegan discoveries.

Check out our definitive A-Z list of vegan stocks and gravy to jazz up your meals. From dry cubes, powder and granules to the pre-prepared “fresh” stuff or even yeast extract, you’ll find them all here.

QUICK LINKS:

GRAVY MIXES AND GRANULES
LIQUIDS – GRAVY, STOCK AND BROWNING/SEASONING
STOCKS AND BOUILLON POWDER
YEAST EXTRACTS (MARMITE AND ALTERNATIVES)
MISCELLANEOUS

TIPS:

Gluten Free? For any that appear to be Gluten-Free, the entry is marked GF in an effort to be helpful (for a quick-glance) but please always check yourself.

Watch out for:
– not labelled as at least ‘vegetarian’ (or ‘V’);
– ‘Flavourings’ in the ingredients lists (especially if not as above);
– “Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides” or E635 (same thing – can be from plants or animals and OXO is animal-derived).
– the usual suspects: milk, lactose, egg etc. As only allergens appear in bold or uppercase on labels, it can be easy to miss ‘beef/chicken/lamb/fish’ or their ‘…fat/powder/extract’ etc.

 

GRAVY MIXES + GRANULES

ALDI

Aldi have informed us that the Quixo Onion Gravy Granules are no longer vegan. We are waiting to find out why.

ASDA

ASDA Chicken Gravy Granules (TBC)

ASDA Onion Gravy Granules

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ASDA Vegetable Gravy Granules

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AUNT BESSIE’S

Aunt Bessie’s Classic Gravy Mix (labelled ‘Suitable for Vegetarians’ and no allergens for dairy or egg highlighted)

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Aunt Bessie’s Gravy Mix for Chicken (labelled ‘Suitable for Vegetarians’ and no allergens for dairy or egg highlighted)

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BARKAT

Barkat Gluten Free Vegetable Gravy Mix GF

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BISTO

Note: Bisto has confirmed that the E635 listed in some of its products is plant-derived – and therefore vegan (by email from Premier Foods Customer Service, 17 Oct 2016). Like Oxo, it does not guarantee ‘vegan’ products due to the potential risk of cross-contamination as it also produces products which contain animal-derived ingredients. However, those products below are at least labelled Vegetarian. Other products which are labelled as being suitable for vegans are available from other brands.

Bisto Original / Traditional Gravy Granules

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Bisto Traditional Gravy Granules Reduced Salt

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Bisto Best Caramelised Onion Gravy Granules

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Bisto Best Vegetable Gravy Granules

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Bisto Chef’s Special Caramelised Onion Gravy

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Bisto Gravy Powder

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Bisto Onion Gravy Granules

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Bisto Vegetable Gravy Granules

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BOOTS

Boots Baby Organic Vegetable Stock Cubes

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CROSS & BLACKWELL

Crosse & Blackwell Bonne Cuisine Madeira Wine Gravy Mix (TBC – wine extracts, need to contact)

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FREE & EASY

Free & Easy Gluten Free Vegetable Gravy sauce mix GF

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GOLDENFRY

Goldenfry Onion Gravy Granules (sold in Iceland, Poundstretcher)

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Goldenfry Beef Gravy Granules (sold in Iceland, Poundstretcher)

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Note: Goldenfry has confirmed that the following is NOT suitable for a vegan diet: Goldenfry Gravy Granules for Chicken (NOT Vegan – the labelled ‘Flavouring’ contains derivatives of chicken).

KNORR

Knorr Classic Gravy GF (and labeled SFV)

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Knorr Vegetable Granules ‘Reduced Salt’

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MARIGOLD

Marigold Vegetarian Organic Gravy Powder

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MAYFLOWER

NATURALLY GOOD

Naturally Good Vegetable Gravy Powder

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ORGRAN

Orgran Gravy Mix GF

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MARKS & SPENCER (M&S)

Marks & Spencer (M&S) Vegetable Stock (851947)
Marks & Spencer (M&S) Vegetable Stock (568661)
Marks & Spencer (M&S) Vegetarian Onion Gravy

MORRISONS

Morrisons Onion Gravy Granules

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Morrisons Vegetable Gravy Granules

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(Aldi) Quixo Onion Gravy Granules

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SAINSBURY’S

Sainsbury’s Vegetable Gravy Granules

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TESCO

Tesco Onion Gravy Granules

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Tesco Free From Vegetable Gravy Granules

Tesco Free From Vegetable Gravy Granules - Front Tesco Free From Vegetable Gravy Granules Ingredients (click to enlarge)

Tesco Vegetable Gravy Granules

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Tesco Everyday Value Gravy Granules

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Everyday Granules: While these do not list any animal-derived ingredients online but they don’t appear in the latest Tesco Vegan list – we will enquire with Tesco and update this list once we have a reply. The reason they are not labelled veggie is because they are made with the same equipment as the meat gravy, no intentional animal ingredients are added.

Vegideli (Redwoodfoods) Vegan Gravy Granules

To Be Confirmed: Co-op  Gravy Granules; Co-op Gravy Granules For Meat.

 

Liquid Gravy

Free & Easy

Free & Easy Gluten Free Caramelised Red Onion Gravy  GF (not refrigerated)

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Waitrose

Waitrose Vegetable Gravy (450g)

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Liquid Stock

Tesco

Tesco Finest Vegetable Stock (450ml packet, dry stocks aisle)

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Waitrose

Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients – A Measure of Vegetable Stock (500ml)

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Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients – A Ladel of Vegetable Stock (500g tub)

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Seasoning

Bragg

Bragg Liquid Aminos

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Maggi

Maggi Liquid Seasoning (labelled ‘Suitable for Vegetarians’ and no allergens for dairy or egg highlighted)

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Marigold

Marigold Liquid Aminos

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Sarson’s

Sarson’s Browning Mix (bottle)

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Stock Cubes

Asda

ASDA Chosen by You Vegetable Stock Cubes

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Kallo

Kallo Yeast Free Vegetable Stock Cubes GF

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Kallo Organic Vegetable Stock Cubes GF (contains Yeast)

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Kallo Very Low Salt Organic Vegetable Stock Cubes GF

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Kallo Organic French Onion Stock Cubes

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Note: packaging states “Allergen Advice: May contain traces of egg, mustard, soya and celery.”

Kallo Organic Garlic & Herb  Stock Cubes

Note: packaging states “Allergen Advice: May contain traces of egg, mustard, soya and celery.”

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Kallo Organic Mushroom Stock Cubes

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Kallo Organic Tomato and Herb Stock Cubes

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Knorr

Knorr Vegetable Stock Cubes

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Marigold

Marigold Organic Vegetable Vegan Bouillon cubes GF

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Marigold Organic Vegetable Vegan Bouillon cubes Low Salt  GF

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Marigold Organic Vegetable Vegan Bouillon cubes Yeast Free GF

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Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s Basics Vegetable Stock Cubes

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Sainsbury’s Vegetable Stock Cubes – not labelled vegan, risk of cross-contamination (as advised in product information): “Also, not suitable for customers with an allergy to milk due to manufacturing methods.”

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Vegetable / Bouillon Powder

Note regarding Marigold:  Please don’t confuse these products with the non-vegan version (the Green one) which contains milk powder (not vegan and an allergen).

Asda

ASDA Vegetable Stock Powder

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(Labelled ‘Suitable for Vegetarians’ and no allergens for dairy or egg highlighted: Salt, Hydrolysed Maize Protein, Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Maltodextrin, Celery Root Powder, Onion Powder, Flavouring (contains Wheat), Rapeseed Oil, Leek Powder, Carrot Powder, Ground Turmeric, Dried Parsley, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, Garlic Powder.

Kallo

Kallo Organic Vegetable Bouillon Powder GF

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Knorr

Knorr Vegetable Stock Powder

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Marigold

Marigold Organic Swiss Vegetable Vegan Bouillon Powder

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Marigold Organic Swiss Vegetable Vegan Bouillon Powder Less Salt Gluten Free GF

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Marigold Swiss Vegetable Vegan Bouillon Powder Reduced Salt Yeast Free Gluten Free GF

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Stock Pots

Asda

ASDA Vegetable Stock Pots

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Knorr

Knorr 3 Peppercorn Flavour Pot

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Knorr Curry Flavour Pot

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Knorr Garlic Flavour Pot

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Knorr Herb Infusion Stock Pot

Knorr Mixed Chilli Flavour Pot

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Knorr Mixed Herbs “Seasoning Paste” Flavour Pot

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Knorr Mushroom Stock Pot GF

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Knorr Onion Gravy Pot

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Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot GF

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Oxo

Oxo – note (allergen risk): We contacted Oxo and it advised that it cannot guarantee any of its products as wholly suitable for a vegan diet due to risk of cross-contamination. However, these stocks do not list any ingredients or E-numbers that are not vegan (no non-vegan allergens listed) and each is labelled as “Suitable for vegetarians”. It is your choice – alternatives which are SFV are available from other brands.

Oxo Herbs & More Garlic And Parsley

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Oxo Herbs & More Rosemary And Red Wine

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Oxo Garden Vegetables with Parsley & Bay Stock Pots

Tesco

Tesco Onion Gravy Pots 79380534

Tesco Red Wine Stock Pots

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Tesco Vegetable Stockpot 75610483

Tesco Vegetable Stockpot 79360944

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Tesco White Wine Stock Pots

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Vecon

Vecon Concentrated Vegetable Stock (jar)

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NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Marigold

Marigold Vegan Engevita Yeast Flakes (nutritional yeast, No B12) GF

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Marigold Organic Vegan Engevita Yeast Flakes (nutritional yeast, No B12) GF

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Marigold Vegan Engevita Yeast Flakes with B12 (nutritional yeast) GF

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YEAST EXTRACTS

(MARMITE AND ALTERNATIVES)

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Asda

ASDA Yeast Extract

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Essential

Essential Yeast Extract (with B Vitamins – formerly “Vitam-R”)

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Ingredients: Yeast Extract, Sea Salt

Marmite

(original)

Note: Beware of ‘special’ Marmite versions – check the ingredients to make sure it is vegan. For example,  there was a special edition with Guinness – it may not have been vegan because Isinglass – from fish – is used in the production of Guinness).

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Meridian

Meridian Yeast Extract with B12 original, no salt (with Vitamin B12)

Meridian Yeast Extract with salt (and Vitamin B12)

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Morrisons

Morrisons Yeast Extract

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Natex

Natex Yeast Extract (original)

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Natex Yeast Extract Reduced Salt

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Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s Yeast Extract – Reduced Salt

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Tesco

Tesco Yeast Extract

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Vegemite

Vegemite Yeast Extract (Kraft)

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MISCELLANEOUS

Everything else – gravy/replacement mixes, curry sauce and seasonings:

A.Vogel Herbamare powder

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A.Vogel Herbamare Spicy powder

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Bisto Chip Shop Curry

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Comptons Gravy Salt

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Goya – Adobe (there are 8 varieties so need to check each one – TBC)

Harry Ramsdens Chip Shop Curry (packet)

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Just Add Red Wine

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McDougalls thickening granules

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Tesco Garlic and Herb Crust Kit

Tesco Lemon and Dill Crust Kit

Correction: We previously listed Oxo vegetable stock cubes here, but have since found out that they are NOT vegan due to containing the ingredient “Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides” which turns out to be known as E635. This can be derived from both plant sources and animal sources.

We contacted Oxo and it confirmed that it is not suitable. It also said it cannot guarantee any of its products as wholly suitable for a vegan diet due to cross-contamination, but the stocks do not list any ingredients or E-numbers that are not vegan. Alternatives which are officially SFV are available from other brands.

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3 comments on “Vegan Gravy and Stocks”
  • Kimberley jackson says:

    Oxo vegetable cubes – When I got in touch with them I was made to beleive that the only reason for this was possible cross contamination.

    I.e. May contain milk which would make them vegan. Is this correct?

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Kimberley, The reply was just what have put, possible cross contamination, didn’t go into any other detail. Thanks Sandra

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