Gone are the days of struggling to find vegan food on the go


As veganism grows in popularity, so does the amazing range of food available when you’re out and about – and Boots is no exception. We’ve got plenty of vegan meal deal options bringing both convenience AND taste together for only £3.49* or less for a main, snack and a drink.


*£4.19 or less in London and airport stores.


What is veganism, again?

If you’re new to veganism or thinking of trying it out, here’s a quick run-down of what it actually is.


The Vegan Society defines veganism as "a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose."


So, when it comes to diet, this means avoiding meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey and other animal-derived ingredients such as gelatine, carmine (used in some red food dyes) and isinglass (often used in beer and wine).


If people want to live a vegan lifestyle, they may also choose to avoid animal products in their clothes, shoes and cosmetics amongst other things.


What should I look out for in my meal deal?


Many of our options have vegan in the name front and centre, so it’s super easy to spot when you’re in the shop, but sometimes you’ll need to do a bit of searching on the pack. Look out for if it displays the Vegan Society Trademark or phrases like ‘Suitable for vegans’, ‘vegan-certified’ or ‘vegan-friendly’.


Some food might be labelled as ‘plant-based’ but it’s always worth double checking whether it states it’s suitable for vegans. Some brands use the word plant-based for anything made with plant ingredients, even if they haven’t been cooked or prepared in a vegan-friendly way, such as plant-based meat cooked in the same oven as animal-based meat.


Similarly, free-from statements can be used as a guide, but they don’t guarantee that a product is vegan. Any commonly named allergens like milk may be specified in the ingredients list in bold or underlined, but it won’t cover you for all non-vegan ingredients such as honey and egg lecithin.


Now you know what to look out for, it’s time to tuck into our vegan meal deal picks to tantalise your taste buds at lunchtime.


Mains


Boots Vegan Southern Fried Wrap 209g: 462 calories, 19g fat, 5g saturates, 10g sugars, 1.78g salt per serving

A vegan take on southern fried chicken, with wheat and vegetable pieces in a yummy southern fried coating, all wrapped up with vegan mayo, salsa, veggies and lettuce.


Boots Vegan No Duck & Hoisin 185g: 360 calories, 8.3g fat, 3.1g saturates, 8.6g sugars, 1.77g salt per serving

Dig into all the classic elements of a hoisin wrap, with wheat gluten and soya protein pieces instead of the duck.


Del Monte Fresh Carrot, Cucumber & Tomato Pack 240g: 63 calories, fat 1.3g, saturates 0.3g, sugars 8.2g, salt 0.1g per serving

If you’re looking for a lighter option than a sandwich or wrap, why not try this colourful medley of carrot, cucumber and tomatoes?


Snacks


Graze Punchy Chilli & Lime Nutty Protein Power 41g: 245 calories, 20g fat, 2.5g saturates, 1.9g sugars, 0.30g salt per punnet

Pack in some punch with these flavour-filled nuts, perfect for a protein boost on the go (9.1g of protein to be exact!).


Graze Smoky Barbecue Crunch 31g: 139 calories, 5.1g fat, 0.6g saturates, 1.9g sugars, 0.23g salt per punnet

If savoury snacks are your thing, then try these barbecue flavoured peas, crunchy corn chips and chilli corn for a high-fibre treat.


Nakd Blueberry Muffin Bar 35g: 130 calories, 4.6g fat, 0.7g saturates, 18.2g sugars, <0.1g salt per bar

All the flavours of a delicious blueberry muffin in one travel-friendly fruit and nut bar.


Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Tube 50g: 182 calories, trace fat, trace saturates, 32.8g sugars, 0.12g salt per tube (2 servings)

Yes, you read that correctly. Following a recipe change to remove the gelatine, Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles are now suitable for vegans to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Livia’s Chocolate Orange Million Squares 60g: 204 calories, 5.6g fat, 3.9g saturates, 29.1g sugars, 0.0g salt per 60g serving

For a twist on the classic millionaire’s shortbread, treat yourself to these gooey date, biscuit and chocolate orange squares.


Boots Carrot & Houmous Pot 105g: 99 calories, 6.1g fat, 0.7g saturates, 4g sugars, 0.42g salt per serving

You can’t go wrong with the fresh and crunchy taste of carrots dipped into smooth and creamy houmous for a nutritious snack.


The Coconut Collab Mango & Passionfruit Coconut Yog 100g: 124 calories, 9.6g fat, 9.1g saturates, 4.3g sugars, 0.06g salt per 100g serving

This dairy-free yoghurt with zingy mango & passionfruit compote is like a little pot of paradise.


Drinks


Brecon Carreg Still Natural Mineral Water 750ml

Sometimes all you need is a refreshing bottle of water to quench your thirst – particularly handy if you’ve forgotten your reusable water bottle. Plus, this one made with post-consumer recycled plastic and can be recycled with the cap on.


Alpro Almond Caffé Latte (Plant-Based Baristas) 235ml: 73 calories, 1.9g fat, 0.2g saturates, 11.5g sugars, 0.33g salt per 235ml serving

A perfect blend of Brazilian coffee and almonds for a boost of caffeine when you need it.


Innocent Berry Protein Super Smoothie 300ml: 180 calories, 2.0g fat, 1.4g saturates, 28g sugar, 0.14g salt per 300ml bottle (2 servings)

With 6.8g of protein, this scrumptious smoothie is one for you if you love the taste of strawberries, raspberries and coconut milk.


And that concludes our round-up of the best vegan meal deal options to grab-and-go at Boots. Is it lunchtime yet?