Cheers to the holidays! The season for spending time with loved ones, celebrating… and filling our stomachs with delicious food and drinks. Whether your holiday plans consist of inviting the whole family and beyond over for Christmas and ringing in the New Year, or you plan to party solo, we have a great list of festive food and drinks to add to your holiday menu.
Gousto has come out with a Vegan Box, helping you concoct the perfect home-made holiday meals for two or four people at a time. Their Christmas menu contains a delicious array of vegan recipes with a twist, including a Nut Roast with Vegan Gravy, Fabulous vegan burgers with soft brioche buns, and so much more.
For New Year, Gousto have curated a range of easy swaps that will have readers questioning whether their food was actually vegan. From Pulled Mushroom Hoisin Wraps & Crispy ‘Seaweed’ to a Tangy Veg Pad Thai, you’ll have plenty of options for all of your guests that will be sure to satisfy tastebuds!
Check out their full menu at gousto.co.uk
One Planet Pizza created some out of this world plant-based pizza specifically for the holidays. Their “Crustmas Feast” Pizza is a Christmas-style pizza that is truly unlike any other pizza I have ever tasted. Think frozen pizza can’t taste great? One Planet Pizza will prove you wrong with that. Loaded with planet-based ingredients that are planet-friendly and diet-friendly, these pizzas will make a great addition to your holiday parties or to enjoy on your own!
As if One Planet Pizza couldn’t get any better, just wait until you hear about their company! Not only do they make purchasing their pizzas easy, by delivering directly to your door. They also help the planet by working together with One Tree Planted, and up-cycle all their cardboard waste into eco-packaging materials.
You can check out all their fantastic plant-based pizza options at One Planet Pizza
For the festive “Cheese Boards” Boursin has created their first ever plant-based alternative to cheese, Boursin Plant-Based Garlic & Herbs. Guaranteed to serve up delicious plant-based indulgence, it’s made by combining garlic, fragrant parsley and chives, along with a sunflower oil base.
Another classic household favourite, Babybels, has come out with a limited-edition Christmas pack perfect for snacking through the season. The limited-edition packaging feature a seasonal selection of fun snowmen, reindeer, Santa faces and festive outfit options, designed to mix and match, enabling families to have some festive fun and stack up their own Christmas characters! And at only 70 calories and high in protein and calcium, they are the perfect party snack or cheese board addition!
CleanCo is a gorgeous non-alcoholic spirit to add to your bar cart this season. Their stunning bottles are the first eye-catching appeal to this product before you even get a taste of the spirit!
These completely clean, yet full-strength flavoured spirits make for a great holiday celebration drink without the guilt. The no-alcohol combinations allow you to enjoy the taste of spirits without compromising on the mouthfeel and taste of a fabulous seasonal cocktail. CleanCo has launched quite a few spirits to choose from, including Clean T (Tequila), Clean G (Gin), Clean R (Dark Rum), and Clean V Spiced Apple (Flavored Vodka).
KAYTEA is a fabulous tea brand that has everything from latte bundles (including matcha, turmeric and beetroot) to make on a cozy winters night, to pre-made sparking iced teas that can be made to use as a great mixer for your holiday cocktails or simply to enjoy on their own!
Though all their iced teas were certainly a joy to the palate, my favourite beverage had to be the Sparkling Rosé. This bubbling beverage was made with a lovely rose infusion along with pink guava flavour which was an absolute treat and kept me craving another bottle!
See their full range of teas to choose from at: Kaytea.co.uk
Rude Health has a vast range of dairy-free milk-alternatives for your beverages this holiday season! Looking to make a vegan-nog? Maybe a dairy-free White Russian… or for those having an alcohol-free holiday, simply use one of these dairy-free options like the classic almond or oat beverage to make a tasty hot chocolate. Feeling something more interesting? They also have unique options like brown rice, cashew, pea and tiger nut!