When it comes to the best Christmas food, it can be hard to know what's really worth your money - especially as there is so much choice.
And if you're vegan it can be even more difficult, because the Christmas lunch often revolves around a show-stopping piece of meat.
Whilst you might turn to the best vegan cookbooks, a growing selection fantastic of Christmas vegan and vegetarian options in UK supermarkets is making the task of preparing a mouthwatering festive feast all the more easy - and delicious.
But still, the question remains: how do you know what's worth putting on your Christmas table? Enter our Tried & Tasted Christmas Awards.
Made up of a group of expert food and drink writers, stylists and chefs, the Tried & Tasted team have tasted their way through hundreds of festive food products to select their favourites.
Whether you're looking for a vegan or vegetarian Christmas main (plant-based beef wellington, anyone?) or vegan mince pies, read on to discover their best vegan and vegetarian Christmas eats. We've also listed some additional standout winners that the Tried & Tasted team loved, including the traditional turkey (our winner is slow grown and free range) if you take a more flexitarian approach.
And for more of the best essential Christmas food buys - from puds and party food to smoked salmon and cranberry sauce - head over to our sister site woman&home (opens in new tab).
Tried & Tasted Christmas Awards Vegan & Vegetarian Winners
M&S Plant Kitchen Vegan Beef Wellington
The Tried & Tasted judges said: An excellent meat-free alternative for vegans. Whether you're a vegan yourself or serving up to a guest, there will be no disappointment at the table and it feels just as special. Easy to prepare and perfect accompanied with the Christmas trimmings.
Waitrose Mushroom, Cavolo Nero & Mascarpone Parcels
The Tried & Tasted judges said: Delightful pastry parcels stuffed with a tasty vegetarian filling of mushroom, cavolo nero and creamy mascarpone. The judges thought this was an excellent option for a veggie main or could be served as a starter before the big Christmas main course.
Riverford Vegan Mince Pies
The Tried & Tasted judges said: These vegan mince pies have a wonderful crumbly pastry and a delicious filling that feels generous and is perfectly spiced. Keep these in the cupboard for any guests as they are unlikely to be able to tell the difference!
More stand-out winners from the Tried & Tasted Christmas Awards
Twelve Below Elderflower & Lemon Sparkling Drink
The Tried & Tasted judges said: It's rare for soft drinks to taste so delicious without being full of sugars. Twelve Below have nailed it with their elderflower & lemon sparkling drink (their other flavours are also lovely) which is why it has been awarded Fit & Well's healthy pick.
Parson's Nose Free Range Bronze Turkey
The Tried & Tasted judges said: The perfect centrepiece for any Christmas table. Forget dry turkey, this was incredibly succulent and delicious - you will not be disappointed!
Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon
The Tried & Tasted judges said: This was completely delicious! Delicate flavour that felt really natural. The salmon had a great bite to it and didn't feel greasy. This is clearly a quality product smoked by experts.
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