Vegan Take Out Grab and Go

by Sandra
Last updated: 09/11/17

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Where can you find a sandwich or salad or some kind of easy take out on the UK High Street? This is what the supermarkets and coffee shop/sandwich chains are offering.

ALDI

As far as I know they don’t do vegan sandwiches. I know they do a salad boxes and they sell various houmous’s, beetroot salad, orzo and slow roasted tomatoes, pasta salad Italienne, fruit salad, crisps, chocolate, raw bars and cereal bars, drinks and biscuits, so you wouldn’t starve!

ASDA

BAGEL FACTORY

This bagel has vegan cream cheese!

BOOTS

Here are a few salads that look to be vegan and are part of the meal deal with dessert and drink. There is also a superfood shaker salad, and a houmous, carrot and coriander sandwich that look to be vegan, do double check though. They also have builder protein bars, crisps including vegetable crisps, coconut water, smoothies, other drinks and fruit salad.

Smartphone users can get a Boots meal deal every Monday from 10am to 3pm for £1 via the O2 Priority Moments App. Simply show the code from the app to staff at the checkout.

Strand Salads sold in Boots

 

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Kimchi and edamame salad, raw juice and beans and houmous meal deal £3.29

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BUDGEN

Raynors brand may be sold elsewhere. They also do a Houmous and Salad sandwich

CAFE NERO

Houmous and Falafel wrap (sweet potato falafel)
Spicy Bean Fajita wrap
Falafel and Tabbouleh salad (sweet potato falafel, quinoa and puy lentil tabbouleh)

Other: drinks, bear yo yo’s fruit rolls, chocolate and crisps and vegan mince pie at xmas.

Apple and Blackcurrant crumble

Frappe Latte

All can be made vegan because vanilla frappe powder is dairy free, so all iced coffees and milkshakes.

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nero wrap

 

2 of the 3 types of Giandujotto are vegan, so double check you get the right ones.

CO-OP

A sandwich, wrap and open wrap, they do a Mediterranean bread with sun dried tomatoes, red and green peppers, green olives, capers and herbs and I think this is a good replacement for a sandwich. These other breads would make a quick lunch with some hummus too, so I am including them. A few salads too and a jelly, yogurt and chocolate ganache.

Make your own salad 1, 2, 3. Salad, falafels and dressing.

Salad in meal deal

smokey piri piri houmous

 red pepper houmous

Also this sweet potato dip with some breadsticks, crisps or crackers would be nice.

Not sure if these falafels are precooked and suitable for eating cold. But will leave them here until I find out.

They also sell a range of vegan bread rolls if you want to make your own sandwiches or use to dip in houmous.

COSTA

No sandwiches, but they do have a new salad. Just fresh fruit, crisps and vegetable crisps as far as I know otherwise.

Costa don’t have the salad whilst there xmas menu is on. There is a glitter fruit jelly and a crimbo slice, but no savoury option!

 Clearly labelled as vegan on their website too!

Delphi

Delphi salad pots are sold in various newsagents, Asda and health food stores and some of them are vegan. They are clearly labeled if so.

FARMFOODS

FOREST FOODS

Sold in independent health food stores and selected outlets near their base.

Graze

Graze snacks are sold in WH Smith railway station outlets and Sainsbury’s

GREGGS

Salad boxes and a houmous flatbread, details and picture below. Some branches also sell iced buns and belgium buns. Just ask to check there nutritional folder to check yourself if your branch has the vegan ones.

The Greggs Mexican bean wrap is also suitable for vegans if made without cheese. This can be done outside the hours of 12 and 2pm if they have the ingredients in stock.

In select stores the Belgian buns are vegan. Check the allergy booklet to find out if your local store stocks the vegan versions. (They have two suppliers, so some shops have vegan ones, and some don’t)

HOLLAND AND BARRETT

Sausage rolls, pork pies, pasties, Vbite ready to eat sausages. Some stores also sell vegan sandwiches.

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LAURA’S IDEA

Sold in selected budgen’s and possible other places too.

LEON

Mostly at railway and airport outlets. Menu’s change, but there is usually one or more savoury and sweet item. Gobi lunch shown

LIDL

For their latest vegan lists see this page.

MARKS AND SPENCER

For their latest vegan lists see this page.

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Avocado and roast vegetable sandwiches are vegan

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Samosa is in the meal deal, with crisps and drinks.

 

They also have carrot sticks and houmous in the take out section and they now sell single portion iced buns too for dessert. They sell many many salads, couscous/char-grilled veg type, pasta type, superfoods etc. Far too many to list and most usually on 2 for £3. They also have a trio of topped bread rolls, that make a good sandwich replacement.

I also love there cranberry and pecan bread and the fig and walnut bread. Tasty on their own.

This pepper and tomato bread is also very yummy. Now although you are supposed to heat it for about 10 mins, it is perfectly nice cold and makes a good sandwich replacement.

Repackaged, looks like this one below now.

One of the many vegan salads they sell

I am told this falafel salad looks vegan, haven’t seen it myself. Our branch sells a non-vegan falafel salad with feta cheese.

Also a new potato, pea and mint salad

 Also these may be of interest

MORRISONS

 General Fridge

 Take Out Fridge (usually near Cigarette counter)

Morrisons meal deal now includes the medium sized pot from their salad bar and as well as crisps as a side there is houmous and carrot sticks or houmous and falafal

These Samosa’s don’t have ‘suitable for vegetarians’ on the packaging, so they have been contacted to find out if they are ok, they certainly look like they are

Also in the take out fridge – Great Food snack pack. (Not a Morrisons brand, but often sold in Morrisons as well as other outlets).

Morrisons Salad Bar

morrisons japanese inspired vegan wrap
Morrisons Japanese Inspired Vegan Wrap

MUNCH

Often sold in hospitals and universities.

POUND BAKERY

(Liverpool and North West area, Yorkshire and Derby) (Comes under several other names too)

Veggie sausage rolls (some stores coat with egg before cooking, so check with your local store. Can be bought frozen to cook at home), Belgium buns and potato cakes. Most of the bread is also vegan. Ask to check nutritional list.

houmous and red pepper wrap

PRET A MANGER

You cab find an allergen guide on their website, which has a vegan tick box column.

They do monthly specials and have a veggie outlet in London.

 

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Now doing monthly vegan specials.

RAYNORS

They supply sandwiches to many outlets including Coffee Link Café and Budgen supermarket.

SAINSBURY’S

Sainsburys don’t do any own brand vegan sandwiches or wraps. Its just a case of a salad box and houmous or one of these ideas below. Select stores sell Urban Eat sandwiches/wraps.

For their latest vegan lists see this page.

 

I know they also do a pasta pot (pasta in a tomato sauce) and couscous with char-grilled roast vegetables pot. They also sell onion bhaji, samosas etc, but not sure if you can eat them cold or not. Grilled artichoke pots are another option to go alongside some of these choices. Also salsa dip and low fat guacamole to serve with falafels and salad would be good. Mixed bean salads.

These salads are not labelled veggie due to cross contamination risk, the Lebanese falafel salad has been confirmed animal free.

SOHO

SIMPLY LUNCH

Spotted at Marwell Wildlife

SPAR

They sell at least 6 choices of vegan sandwiches/wraps/burritos in selected stores, specially near universities. They are made by by Freshfoods. In my local I have spotted a bean salad only. They tend to use local companies so there choices are different around the country.

STARBUCKS

They do have some snacks such as raw raspberry bar, dark chocolate bar and jelly sweets.

The allergy list on their website is out of date, but here is a link to their menus.

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SUBWAY

They do a veggie delight on hearty Italian bread with no cheese. Basically a salad sandwich, which you would then need to pop to your local health food store and pick up a pack of vbite slices to add to it to make it more filling and interesting. Although you would want to ask for clean gloves and knifes to be used, cross contamination is a big issue, due to putting gloved hands into food that has touched meat.  Apparently they are trialing houmous at some branches.

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TESCO

For their latest vegan lists see this page.

This wrap is in the meal deal with crisps/fruit and drink

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These are also sold in some Tesco branches and you can eat cold.

Jam ball donuts vegan in some stores in bakery section. Different to the ones on the shelf.

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TIFFIN

Available at select outlets such as universities and hospitals

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URBAN EATS

They are also sold in many hospitals, Sainsbury’s and other outlets too

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They also do pots of fruit and bags of fruit too.

WAITROSE

For their latest vegan lists see this page.

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vegan sushi
Red Pepper Houmous and Focaccia
Chickpea Couscous and Houmous Dip Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash and Five Grain Salad
roasted vegetables, SunBlush® tomato and couscous
carrot and reduced fat houmous
Vegetable Samosa
Vit C Salad

Salad Bar
Fruity Moroccan style Couscous
Mixed Leaf Salad
Red Cabbage Slaw
Beetroot and Carrot Salad
Rice, edamame and crunchy vegetable salad
Tomato and Basil Fusilloni Pasta
Adzuki and Edamame bean salad
Smokey Mixed Bean Salad
Oriental Green Beans

WHISTLE STOP SHOPS

Whistle Stop Shops are at 21 railway stations. This is a picture of the selection at Preston Whistle Stop. Three wraps, a falafel pitta, a cous cous salad and a vegetable samosa that are vegan. Mostly in large railway stations. See below for more railway station options.

WH SMITH

MUNCH are available at railway station branches. They are also sold in many hospitals, Sainsburys and other outlets too.

MISCELLANEOUS

 
 

Local sandwich shops and bakeries may also do vegan sandwiches, houmous, falafel, marmite or peanut butter seems to be the popular choices.

 
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4 comments on “Vegan Take Out Grab and Go”
  • Kieran says:

    Hi, thanks for the great article.

    Was just wondering where it is possible to buy the pound bakery veggie rolls FROZEN so I can cook them at home? This would be a game changer.

    Thanks,
    Kieran