NB: We advocate purchasing veganic / organic goods wherever availability and budget allows, as these farming systems are far kinder to our environment and to all of the wildlife within it.
We’ve asked all of the UK’s leading supermarkets and food stores about their vegan product availability, labeling, logos and listings. We’ll continue working with them and with manufacturers in general to improve the situation and make it easier for us to shop quickly and safely.
Asda do not have their own vegan logo or food list, but they do label products ‘vegetarian’ – so it’s worth checking these for suitability. You can use their online grocery shopping site for info though and searching on ‘vegan’ yields 393 items – which may be helpful. The lovely team of volunteers at Vegan Womble have compiled this unofficial list of vegan products at Asda.
Co-op have their own brand vegan logo and labeling on food and drinks, which makes life a lot easier! They don’t publish a vegan food list online, but they tell us that you can contact them for an up-to-date spreadsheet if you wish.
Farmfoods do not have their own vegan labeling, logo or food list. However, they tell us that if you require info about a specific product they are more than happy to help. Call on 0121 700 760 or use their contact form.
Iceland do not have their own vegan labeling, logo or food list. An online search using ‘vegetarian’ yields some results. However, obviously they do stock a range of vegan products – especially frozen veg! Please read ingredient lists carefully.
Lidl do not have their own vegan logo or food list. However, they do stock a good range of vegan products and sometimes label them ‘suitable for vegans’. Please read ingredient lists carefully.
Morrisons do not have their own vegan labeling, logo or food list. They seem to label everything vegetarian and you need to do the rest of the research. However, the search function on their website is good and ‘vegan’ yields 1346 product results. Once again, the lovely team of volunteers at Vegan Womble have compiled an unofficial list of vegan products at Morrisons.
Ocado is an online supermarket and their search function makes it easy to shop vegan. Simply add ‘vegan’ to the main search field and it yields nearly 1,000 results for foods and products. Remember that other products may be vegan as well though – so always good to check.
Sainsbury’s online shopping ‘vegan’ search yields a whopping 2,246 products and is the best way to discover their current offering. They also have their own brand vegan logo and labeling on food and drinks, which makes life a lot easier – although some of their products labeled vegetarian are suitable for vegans – so it’s always worth checking the ingredients lists! They publish a vegan food list online every month, which you can access here.
Tesco online shopping ‘vegan’ search only yields 165 items but you can get better results with the filters such as ‘dairy alternatives’ (65) on the left hand side. They do have their own brand vegan logo and labeling on food and drinks though, which makes life easier – although some of their products labeled vegetarian are suitable for vegans – so it’s always worth checking the ingredients lists! They also publish a vegan food list every 3 months – but it’s only available by contacting customer services on 0800 505555 or by email.
Waitrose online grocery shopping search is probably the best way to see their current offering (select ‘free from and specialist eating’ then ‘vegan’). They do not have their own brand vegan logo and instead they tend to label everything vegetarian and therefore if you’re in a shop the rest of the research is down to you. However they do offer some info on vegan diets here and also provide a regularly updated list of own brand products suitable for vegans here.
Wholefoods now has on online shop – but their ‘vegan’ search yields a disappointing 69 results, so you’d need to check other products one by one. They don’t have a list of vegan foods and instead refer you to reading the ingredients lists on the labels. However, they have advised that they’re happy to do personal store ‘tours’ highlighting the vegan goods they have!