Meat, chicken and seafood alternatives
There are so many delicious vegan alternatives available.
Don’t think there’s such a thing as vegan shepherd’s pie, pasta bolognese, nachos or even shrimp cocktail?
Well think again! Check out our list of options available, below! There are a range of different meat alternatives available to recreate basically any dish in the world, most especially – your favourite one!
Majority are easily found in local supermarket stores which makes it incredibly easy to cut the cravings and get your fix.
Check out our list of vegan meat alternatives available in New Zealand down below including a link to their website for further details and a full list of flavours… Yay!
Vegie Delights is a completely vegan range. You can find their sausages, mince and bacon in the fridge section, burgers and patties in the freezer section, and cans either in the organic section or canned aisle of your local supermarket.
Bean Supreme are NZ owned. They too sell sausages, mince, luncheon and tofu which are located in the fridge section of supermarkets. Not all of their products are vegan though, so be sure to check the label before purchasing.
Linda McCartney products are from the UK. Not all are vegan so check the label as required. Their products can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets, as well as the Cruelty Free Shop in Auckland.
Alt Meat Co is a New Zealand based company. Their products are available in the fridge in some supermarkets. Their website is great at explaining why alternative meat is needed for the future for environmental reasons.
Tonzu are a New Zealand company. They have sausages, mince, luncheon, tempeh, tofu and yogurts (see dairy alternatives), and are located in the fridge section in supermarkets. The sausages are a herb flavour, give them a try! All are vegan.
Wheaty Spacebar Chorizo are found in the shelves in organic type shops and online at the Cruelty Free Shop (who also stock more wheaty products). Great sliced up on homemade pizza. Also try it in pasta or salads! The company has a wide range of products but not all are available in NZ.
Plan*t is NZ made and known for their protein-based vegan mince, burgers, sausages and chick*n nuggets & strips. Their sausages have won numerous awards including our very own NZVS Best Banger award in 2021. They can be found at most supermarkets.
Available online at The Cruelty Free Shop, Nature's Charm offer tinned calamari and tinned scallops. Made out of mushroom, and minimally processed these are a find!
Add the scallops to a Thai curry or once again enjoy crumbed calamari!
Frys’ range is mostly found in the freezer section of most supermarkets. Their sausages have a meaty flavour and are fantastic for any meal of the day! Their Chicken-style strips are delicious in salads, and they also have pies! The whole range is completely vegan.
The Cool Gardener picks local over global, working with New Zealand gardeners who are as passionate about plants as they are. Most products are vegan, so don’t forget to check the labels.
Amino Mantra is a New Zealand based company making plant based patties. Black truffle and thyme, fijan tumeric and cumin, caramelised garlic and chive, cmokey bbq & sundried tomato and basil.
Sunfed is a New Zealand based company, new in 2017. With just a handful of all natural wholesome ingredients, and clean water-based proprietary techniques, they turn protein-packed pulses into delicious meaty goodness. That’s it!
The Baker’s Son is an NZ owned company that sells a range of different pies – but not all are vegan. Right now, their one and only vegan pie is the Vegan Mince and Cheddar which is to die for. And costs less than $5 from your local supermarket too!
Food Nation is a vegan New Zealand owned company that sells mince and burger patties. Their angle is packing their products full of fresh vegetable ingredients that not only make it tasty, but nutritious too. Their product range is available from most supermarkets.
Naturli is a global brand from Denmark that sells both dairy free products and meat-free products. In their range, you’ll find the likes of chicken nuggets, pizza, hot dogs, and burger patties. You can find most of these at the supermarket.
Grater Goods is a plant based butchery / deli located in Christchurch. Here they sell vegan pastrami, roast turkey, chorizo, sopressa, kielbasa, and bacon… plus more! Check our their range on their website.