As the holidays are fast approaching, now’s the time to start meal planning! Whether you are planning to make everything from scratch or buy pre-made vegan items, you may find that Wegmans is a great place to go. From vegan roasts to decadent desserts, Wegmans offers lots of vegan and accidentally vegan products. Here are 43 products they carry that are perfect for the holidays!*
Now that holiday planning is in full swing, finding vegan options is easier than ever thanks to the exploding vegan products on the market. If you live in D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or Virginia, you likely have a Wegmans near you. If you are curious about what items are vegan for your holiday and Thanksgiving planning, this is the guide for you! Whether you are:
- vegan or vegetarian and looking for holiday food for yourself and others,
- hosting a vegan guest and need ideas on what plant-based items to buy,
- hosting a guest with an allergy to eggs or dairy,
- or just curious about adding more plant-based food to your holiday table
… this guide is for you!
For tips on how to plan for and best accommodate a vegan guest, scroll to the end. You’re bound to find helpful tips that will enhance your hosting experience!
Vegan Holiday Food At Wegmans
The vegan options available at Wegmans are plentiful. During my last trip there, I strode through the aisles, picking up and photographing vegan products as I shopped. From delicious vegan roasts to plant-based cheese, accidentally vegan pre-made items, and dairy-free desserts, they offer many options to make your Thanksgiving and holiday feasts compassionate, convenient, and delicious. Even if you aren’t vegan, putting more plants on your table for the holidays is easier and even tastier than you may think.
Let’s take a closer look at some standout and solid vegan products at Wegmans. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to add more plant-based products to your holiday celebration, you are covered with a variety of options to suit every taste and style. The next time you navigate to Wegmans, I hope this guide is useful to you!
*Please note that these products are current as of November 2023, and are subject to change by location and availability. This post is in no way sponsored by Wegmans. It’s just a helpful attempt to show you some great vegan holiday food finds!
Vegan Roasts At Wegmans
Are you a vegan roast kind of person? Sometimes I am and sometimes I’m just fine with sides. This year, I’m happy to see lots of options for plant-based centerpieces!
The Field Roast Celebration Plant-Based Roast is a star on the holiday table! Crafted with a blend of grains, vegetables, and signature spices, this roast boasts a rich and savory flavor profile that mirrors the hearty taste of traditional roasts. When roasted to golden perfection, it’s a centerpiece that everyone at the table will enjoy.
Field Roast’s Sage & Garlic Plant-Based Celebration Roast is perfect if you are looking for something in a smaller size. This is great heated through or sliced and sauteed. It’s perfect in sandwiches for leftovers the next day.
Tofurky Plant-Based Holiday Feast is a popular meatless option for holiday celebrations. It typically includes a savory roast made from tofu and wheat protein, accompanied by herbed stuffing and flavorful gravy. This plant-based feast offers a convenient and tasty alternative to traditional holiday dishes, catering to those looking for a delicious meat-free option. The roast, stuffing, and gravy together create a satisfying and festive meal for those who prefer a plant-based or vegetarian holiday spread.
The Tofurky Plant-Based Ham Style Roast is a meatless alternative designed to mimic the taste and texture of traditional ham. It is made from plant-based ingredients, typically a blend of tofu and wheat protein, seasoned to provide a ham-like flavor. This roast is often crafted to be savory and versatile, suitable for holidays or special gatherings.
Vegan Cheese At Wegmans
Whether you are planning to make a vegan charcuterie or plant-based cheese board, there are lots of options to choose from! Here are some of the top choices Wegmans offers that are perfect for holiday gatherings.
Miyoko’s Roadhouse Cheddar is made through traditional cheesemaking methods and this variety is rich and tangy. Made from a base of organic cultured cashew milk, this spreadable cheese is perfect for spreading over crackers or adding to a vegan cheese or charcuterie board.
Violife’s French Onion Dip has a super silky texture without a trace of dairy, soy, gluten, nuts, and preservatives. It’s perfect for serving with veggie trays, crackers, and chips.
Boursin’s Dairy Free Cheese Spread has a blend of robust garlic, aromatic parsley, and chives, with a dairy-free foundation crafted from premium coconut oil. Serve it with crackers, a veggie tray, vegan cheese boards, over bagels, and more.
One of my favorite vegan cheese products! Violife Just Like Shaved Parmesan is an umami-rich, nutty, salty, and sturdy cheese perfect with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies like Brussels sprouts and green beans, holiday salads, and more.
These Just Like Smoked Gouda Round Slices by Violife are one of my favorite Violife products. It’s creamy, smoky, and has a perfectly textured rind around the edges. Great straight out of the package, this gouda is also perfect for vegan cheese boards, sandwiches, and more.
Add a little spicy kick and variety to vegan cheese boards with Daiya’s Jalapeno Havarti-Style Block. Made from a blend of oats and chickpeas, this cheese is creamy with just the right amount of heat.
Violife Mediterranean Style Grill Me is like vegan Halloumi and perfect grilled, although I love eating it raw as well. Add it to cheese or charcuterie boards, use in sandwiches, with crackers or in warm salads.
Violife Just Like Feta is a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese that’s perfect for crumbling onto cheese boards, over salads and pairs well with cranberries. Use it to make a dip or serve with crackers or crostini.
I love Babybel Plant-Based Cheese. These are cute little discs of vegan vegan cheese encased in wax. They are perfect straight out of the package, or for serving on cheese boards.
Vegan Broth Options At Wegmans
I buy tons of broth and bouillon for holiday cooking. It’s perfect for gravy and stuffing. Here are some vegan options that Wegmans offers.
I love Better Than Bouillon brand vegan bases. They come in vegetable, roasted garlic, mushroom, no beef, no chicken, and sauteed onion. Use them to make gravy, in vegan stuffing or add to anything savory for a kick of umami.
PLANTSTRONG vegan broths are all low-sodium and oil-free. They offer vegetable, shiitake mushroom, sweet corn, sofrito, and cornbread broth.
Pacific Foods is known for its high-quality vegan broths that deliver rich, savory flavors. These broths are versatile and can be used as a base for soups, in stuffing, vegetable dishes, gravy, and more. Choose from mushroom, herb-roasted garlic, or vegetable broth for all of your holiday needs.
Next to Better Than Bouillon, Imagine brand vegan broths are my favorite to use. They have a rich and savory flavor, with no hint of bitterness. For the holidays, choose from low-sodium vegetable, organic vegetable, and No-Chicken (also available in a low-sodium variety).
Wegmans makes their own vegan broth concentrate. I haven’t tried it, but it’s cool that Wegmans is producing vegan products like this to meet customer demand.
If you are looking for stock in a carton. Wegmans also carries vegetable culinary stock!
Accidentally Vegan Products At Wegmans
There are so many mainstream products that are accidentally vegan, which means they weren’t made to be vegan but just happen to be devoid of animal-based ingredients. Often these products are made by huge brands that would seem to have some kind of animal product in them, but they don’t! These products are convenient and perfect for serving to non-vegan guests at the table.
Lots of these products aren’t “healthy”, but I think that adding a condition that you can only eat healthy food if you are vegan just makes it sound unnecessarily restrictive. You do you, and allow others to do the same without shame or judgment. It’s the holidays! Stuff your face if you want.
I like to make my own vegan stuffing, but some prefer and have a nostalgic attachment to boxed or bagged stuffing. This one is devoid of any animal products, making it a great vegan stuffing option!
This stuffing by Arnold brand has no high-fructose corn syrup and is completely vegan!
Shake N’ Bake baby! This product is accidentally vegan. There are so many ways to use it!
- Use a vegan egg wash and coat veggies like crispy cauliflower,
- make stuffed mushrooms and use it in the filling or to top them off,
- top vegan mac and cheese with it,
- make vegan croquettes,
- top off vegan casseroles with it!
I can hear your uncle right now asking how these crackers can be vegan if they say butter on the package. I can’t really explain other than lots of things can be made to taste like butter that doesn’t contain any dairy. Go nuts and include this on your vegan cheese board!
These Pillsbury butter flake crescent rolls are perfect for dinner, snacking, or breakfast. Serve with some extra vegan butter for extra buttery goodness!
If you like biscuits at the holiday table, these are just as good as made from scratch. While the ingredient list contains no dairy, it does say that it may contain milk ingredients if allergens are a concern.
Wegmans makes their own brand of phyllo pastry sheets. Use it to make vegan baklava, turnovers, filo triangles, and more.
These Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells can be used to make savory vegan Wellingtons, vegan pot pie, and sweet desserts like spiced apple or pear tarts.
Plant-Based Milk And Other Non-Dairy Products At Wegmans
From plant-based milk to whipped toppings, Wegmans offers a wide range of vegan milk for baking, desserts, coffee, savory applications, and more. Here are some great options to choose from!
Perfect for pies and desserts, So Delicious Cocowhip is a perfect vegan whipped topping!
I’ve never tried this brand before, but Whipt oat-based topping looks great! This is perfect for hot chocolate, pancakes, dessert, and anything else that loves whipped cream.
This sunflower milk by LATTINI is very eco-friendly and is perfect for coffee, cookies, pancakes, and even savory dishes liked mashed potatoes and gravy.
This almond milk bu Mooala is organic, pesticide-free, and free of preservatives. Using the unsweetened variety is great because it won’t clash with whatever flavors you are preparing in your dish.
This Apple Pie Spice Blend plant-based milk by Elmhurst is made from a simple list of ingredients. It’s perfect warmed or used in holiday cocktails and other cozy drinks!
Wegmans carries a shelf-stable, full-fat version of Oatly oatmilk. This is my favorite brand because it tastes rich and creamy and works well in baking, coffee, and anything else you’d used dairy-based milk for.
Undoubtedly one of the best plant-based butter options out there, Miyoko’s plant-based butter is perfect for baking, savory applications, and slathering over pancakes, bagels, and anything else carby!
These vegan sticks of butter from Earth Balance are great for the holidays! When you need to measure, it’s easier to cut from sticks than scoop using a tablespoon, but maybe that’s just me? Earth Balance butter is so buttery and rich, and perfect for any recipe or dish that calls for butter!
This condensed coconut milk by Nature’s Charm is perfect for vegan fudge, cakes, caramel sauce, in coffee, pies, and more.
This whipping cream is also made by Nature’s Charm and perfect for the holidays. Use it to top off pumpkin pie, coffee, hot chocolate, eggnog, and more.
Thanksgiving Breakfast Options At Wegmans
Enjoying breakfast the day of or the day after Thanksgiving may be just as fun as dinner. Wegmans offers lots of great vegan breakfast products from sweet to savory!
Ooh! I’ve never seen this flavor of Miyoko’s cream cheese, but am excited to try this cinnamon raisin flavor!
I love these cinnamon rolls by Immaculate. They are a once-a-year treat! I love how easy they are to pop out of the can, and they smell amazing when in the oven. And I love the little nostalgic touch of the little bag of gooey, sweet icing!
This vegan sausage crumble made by Pumfu looks interesting! I’ve tried their other plain variety, and it’s delicious. This would be great in gravy, in stuffed squash, or as a filling with puff pastry.
Hosting a vegan for breakfast is super easy with these plant-based folded eggs by Eat JUST. Make vegan biscuits (use Bisquick – see below!) and serve with melted plant-based cheese. Or use a tortilla. This is hands-down one of my favorite vegan products. It’s so delicious and easy to make!
This pancake and baking mix by Bisquick is accidentally vegan and so versatile! Swap out the milk with plant-based milk and sub the egg with any of these vegan egg replacements. Make biscuits, waffles, pancakes, and vegan sausage balls with this versatile and animal-free baking mix.
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed these products and found something here that’s helpful for the holidays whether you are hosting or just looking for some ideas for yourself as you plan your holiday shopping.
A Vegan-Inclusive Feast: Holiday Hosting Tips for Everyone to Enjoy
By incorporating plant-based ingredients, dishes, and products into your holiday spread, you can create an atmosphere where everyone can savor the joy of the season together. You don’t necessarily have to remove all animal products—just add more plant-based dishes!
Communication: Reach out to your vegan guest in advance to discuss their dietary preferences and any specific restrictions.
Diverse Menu: Plan a diverse menu that includes a variety of plant-based dishes to ensure there are ample options for your vegan guest.
Plant-Based Protein: Include a substantial plant-based protein source in the main course (see vegan roasts above!)
Ingredient Check: Carefully check ingredient labels to avoid animal products or by-products in dishes. Use an app like FIG to help scan ingredient lists.
Separate Utensils: Use separate cooking utensils and cookware for vegan dishes to prevent cross-contamination with non-vegan ingredients.
Vegan-Friendly Cooking Fats: Opt for plant-based cooking fats like olive oil or plant-based butter instead of dairy-based butter or lard.
Vegan Wine and Beverages: Check that the beverages, including wine, are vegan-friendly, as some alcoholic beverages may use non-vegan fining agents. Use Barnivore to make it easy!
Collaboration: Be open to collaboration and input from your vegan guest, and perhaps even ask for recipe suggestions to make them feel involved and valued.
Inclusive Atmosphere: Create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, showing appreciation for your vegan guest’s dietary choices and ensuring they feel well-cared for and included in the holiday celebration.
Check Out These Recipes For More Holiday Dish Ideas!
- Make roasted cauliflower steaks as a side or as a way to switch up your main dish!
- This vegan crockpot stuffing is so easy, fluffy, buttery, and convenient!
- This shiitake bacon & roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is a perfect side dish. The vegan bacon adds a great umami flavor and crunch!
- This vegan Wellington is perfect as a homemade vegan centerpiece.
- This vegan pot pie is perfect as a side for the holiday table.
If you are hosting a vegan guest for the holiday, it’s easier than ever to accommodate their needs. Adding more plant-based food to the table requires a few tweaks and you may be surprised that even non-vegans will love a properly prepared dish.
When hosting a vegan guest for Thanksgiving, communication is key. Reach out beforehand to discuss dietary preferences, plan a diverse vegan-friendly menu, and ensure that traditional dishes are prepared with plant-based substitutions. Labeling dishes, using separate cooking utensils, and checking ingredients carefully will create a thoughtful and inclusive Thanksgiving experience for your vegan guest.
Vegans often enjoy a rich and varied Thanksgiving feast centered around wholesome, plant-derived ingredients. Staples include roasted vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and carrots, alongside vegan mashed potatoes made with plant-based butter and non-dairy milk. A hearty stuffing with vegetable broth, cranberry sauce, and salads featuring nuts and dried fruits contribute to a diverse spread. Main course options may include plant-based roasts, lentil loaves, or stuffed squash, offering protein-rich alternatives. Desserts like pumpkin pie made with coconut or almond milk and plant-based crusts complete the meal, ensuring a delicious and entirely plant-based Thanksgiving celebration.
Making sure vegan guests are well-taken care of and happy over the holidays involves embracing creativity and variety in your culinary offerings. Consider seeking their input on menu choices or asking for their favorite vegan holiday recipes, ensuring a personalized touch that goes beyond the conventional. By infusing excitement and individuality into the dining experience, you create a holiday celebration that truly caters to the preferences and happiness of your vegan guests.