Vegan Roasts

Try these plant-based centerpieces for holidays, special occasions, or for your next family meal.

Published: November 2017
Last Update: February 2023

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Vegan options for every palate

Pair these plant-based centerpieces with all of the traditional favorites like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or green bean casserole. You can also slice them up for stack-them-high-sandwiches, dice them into pot pies, or turn them into a new dish altoghether.

From turk’y roasts to plant hams, these vegan meat alternatives will surely please you, your family, and your guests.



1. Buying guide

Where do you find vegan options?

Where do you buy vegan roasts?

When I went vegan almost two decades ago, there weren’t many pre-made options for vegans. I’m sure there was only one; most likely, it wasn’t straightforward to find in stores.

These days vegans have plenty of options, and they are more readily available than ever. Most natural food stores, locally-owned co-ops, and even mainstream grocers stock meatless options, as do large box stores like Target and Walmart.

Look for vegan meat alternatives in a refrigerated section of markets, often located in produce departments or weirdly near dairy cases. Also, check the freezer sections; sometimes roasts are sold frozen too.

Ask a manager to start carrying it if your favorite local store doesn’t stock vegan options. Many grocers are happy to special-order something just for you.


2. Vegan options

Here are some of the best vegan roasts ready to take center stage in dinners everywhere.

Field Roast Celebration Roast

Field Roast’s Celebration Roast has been a fan favorite for over a decade. It’s a savory roast seasoned with rubbed sage and garlic, then stuffed with a traditional bread stuffing made with cranberries and butternut squash. The roast comes in two sizes, one or two pounds. The one-pound size can feed up to five people, while the two-pound roast can feed up to eight.

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Field Roast Cranberry & Hazelnut Holiday Roast

Get ready to impress guests with the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast. It’s a rich, savory hazelnut-infused grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, cranberries, crystallized ginger, and apples then wrapped lovingly in crisp puff pastry. It’s a gorgeous two-pound roast that can feed up to eight people.

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Gardein Turk’y Roast

Do you have a large crowd of hungry vegans to feed? Gardein Holiday Roast is a great option. This savory roast has a firm texture and comes filled with cranberry wild rice stuffing. Plus, gravy comes with it. It weighs over two pounds and can feed up to eight people.

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Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y

Is your holiday meal going to be a party of one or two? Gardein makes Savory Stuffed Turk’y with Gravy, an ideal choice for small or individual portions. Each package contains two individual stuffed turkey-style rolls stuffed with cranberry stuffing and two servings of gravy.

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Gardein Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlets

In addition to their other offerings, Gardein makes meatless Breaded Turk’y Cutlets which are also an ideal choice for small or individual portions. Each package contains two individual breaded turkey-style cutlets and two servings of gravy.

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Tofurky Roast & Wild Rice Stuffing

Tofurky is the classic meatless holiday feast that’s been around since 1995. The Tofurky Roasts are a savory blend of wheat and organic tofu. Each one is enough to feed about five people and weighs one pound ten ounces.

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Tofurky Ham Roast with Amber Beer Glaze

A ham-style option exists with the Ham Roast with Amber Ale Glaze. According to Tofurky, this roast has a tender, smoky flavor that is complemented by a sweet, tangy glaze. I enjoyed this ham with my family last year; they really enjoyed it (the flavor and texture are spot-on).

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Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast with Gravy

Is there any vegan thing that Trader Joe’s doesn’t offer? The Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy is made with ancient grain flour, stuffed with cranberries and wild rice stuffing, and served with savory gravy. The one-pound roast can feed up to six hungry guests.

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Vegetarian Plus Vegan Whole Turkey

If it’s a shocking, realistic-looking vegan turkey, drumsticks and all, then the Vegetarian Plus Whole Vegan Turkey is for you. The four-pound vegan turkey is made from wheat and non-GMO soy, and it’s firm and easy to slice. It comes with one-pound of prepared stuffing and mushroom gravy. This centerpiece feeds up to twenty-six hungry guests.

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Vegetarian Plus Vegan Ham Roll

This Vegan Ham Roll from Vegetarian Plus comes fully cooked and is perfect as a hearty main course. This two-pound roll is made from wheat and non-GMO soy and is firm and easy to slice. Each roll includes a delicious vegan apricot plum glaze. This ham roll feeds up to ten hungry people.

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