Move over Greggs! Bakers unveil vegan sausage rolls

Vegan sausage rolls are all the rage – just ask Greggs, which has had to work hard to keep up with demand for its vegan roll and has extended distribution from selected stores to its entire estate.

But while Greggs has been making all the headlines, there are plenty of other bakery businesses that offer vegan versions of the classic pastry. Here, British Baker looks at some of the latest launches from craft bakers.

Coughlans Bakery

Surrey-based bakery Coughlans has introduced a vegan sausage roll, in addition to its existing vegan mushroom (pictured left) and vegan Saag Aloo (pictured centre) rolls. The filling in the vegan sausage roll is made from a secret wheat-based recipe created by director Sean Coughlan.

Flour & Spoon

Leigh-on-Sea bakery Flour & Spoon added a vegan sausage roll to its range of hot baked goods. The filling for the roll is made up of vegan feta cheese, onion and herbs from founder and head baker Roman Jedlovec’s allotment. Customer feedback on the product has so far been fantastic, said Jedlovec.

Poundbakery

Poundbakery has made its vegetable curry roll vegan. The roll joins its vegan sausage roll, which it started selling last year and has proved popular with customers. Poundbakery said the new curry roll was for “vegetarians and vegans that want something a little spicier.”

Chalmers Bakery

Aberdeen-based bakery Chalmers has added its own take on the vegan sausage roll this month. The roll is filled with a mixture of mushrooms, peppers, onions and herbs.

Joe’s Bakery

Joe’s Bakery in Bristol has launched vegan sausage rolls in plain and tomato and basil variants. The roll combines puff pastry with a soya-based savoury filling.

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