Azryta Food Solutions has expanded its vegan-friendly range with four new savoury pastries.

Available frozen, the line-up includes a Saag Aloo Slice and Vegan Sausage Roll. Aryzta said the NPD taps rising demand for meat- and dairy-free options and the explosion of the food-to-go market which, according to IGD figures, is set to be worth £23.5bn by 2022.

The four-strong range comprises:

  • Vegan Saag Aloo Slice: An Asian-inspired lattice puff pastry slice filled with potatoes, onions, spinach and mango chutney, finished with tikka sauce.
  • Vegan Spicy Chickpea Roll : A puff pastry roll filled with chickpeas blended with sweet potato, red peppers, onion and tomato, seasoned with Moroccan-style spices and kibbled chilli and topped with smoky paprika.
  • Vegan Sausage Roll: A filling of onion, wheat protein, garlic and mushrooms, seasoned with rosemary, thyme and oregano, wrapped in flaky puff pastry and topped with parsley.
  • Vegan Spicy Chickpea & Kale Pithiver: A puff pastry pithiver, or round, enclosed pie, filled with sweet potato, kale and chickpeas in a spicy tomato-based sauce. Seasoned with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and apricots, and topped with parsley.

“Insight from The Vegan Society recently highlighted veganism – alongside gluten-free – as the most difficult diets that sites have to cater for, so we realise there are many sites still unsure of how to satisfy vegan diners,” said Paul Maxwell, trade marketing manager, Aryzta Food Solutions.

“These new vegan bakes are so delicious and simple to prepare that they remove the hard work at the very outset. All that’s left for caterers to do is profit from innovative bakes with ingredient combinations that will appeal to anyone – meat eaters included – looking for new and exciting flavours.

The savouries join Aryzta’s existing range of vegan-friendly products, which was expanded last month to include a duo of loaf cakes.