Here are my top three vegan alternatives to gravy…
Given that it’s Veganuary and lots of people are starting out on their vegan journeys I thought I would start a little series to share with you all the vegan alternatives to everyday products we use.
I know that the idea of going vegan is pretty scary to most people, they don’t even know where to start and feel like it would make life too complicated when in actual fact in most cases there are either accidentally vegan products that you might already be using or really simple swaps that you can find in the supermarkets.
In this post I’m going to show you the vegan alternative to gravy that we use, I’m actually showing you three different options. One budget, one a bit more expensive and one homemade.
So the budget option and the one we actually use most of the time is this instant gravy powder from Tesco. It only costs 80p and is clearly labelled as vegan on the back. It doesn’t have MSG in either like some brands.
The second brand I use is this one by Naturally Good, I buy it in health food shops and it’s a bit more expensive than the Tesco one but not much (£1.65). It does need boiling up in a saucepan though so takes a little bit longer than the instant one.
Then the third option is a recipe by Oh She Glows. You can find it here and it’s really yummy. It does take about ten minutes to make though so isn’t the quickest option.
You’re definitely not limited to these options either, most supermarket own brands of gravy are actually vegan and even the red Bisto is! I would watch out for buying the free from gravy granules because they are usually more than double the price and unless you are gluten free and buying it for that reason there isn’t really much benefit as a lot of the ‘normal’ priced gravy granules are dairy free. Even if something is labelled as beef or chicken flavoured it doesn’t mean it actually has chicken or beef in so it’s always worth checking the ingredients.
I’ve also made a little video to go with this post…