Whether you’re going veggie, avoiding meat and dairy, or want to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, we’re here to make sure you’re fully equipped with all the facts
Plant-based eating is closely aligned with the Mediterranean diet, consisting of plenty of vegetables, fruit, wholegrains and pulses, with small amounts of fish, lean meat and dairy. This is what separates plant-based and vegan diets. Shifting your focus to a plant-based diet will help you to reach the healthy-eating recommendations for fibre, vegetables, fish and oily fish easily. While this type of diet is naturally lower in saturated fats, it is not a low-fat way of eating. Saturated fats are replaced with healthier, unsaturated fats from plant oils, fish and nuts.
The most common vegetarian diet in the UK is the lacto-ovo. This consists of cutting out meat, poultry, fish and seafood, but including eggs and dairy. A lot of vegetarians won’t eat other animal products such as gelatine or rennet.
With a bit of planning and variation, vegan and vegetarian diets can be healthy and provide all the nutrients your body needs. Alternatives are key to a successful, healthy vegan or vegetarian diet so we’ve listed a few options below:
Our Foodhalls are full of delicious vegan and vegetarian options, just look out for the logos on the front of the packaging or the green vegan statement on the back.
Want to plan your vegan-friendly shopping list?
Take a look at our list of M&S dishes suitable for vegans. We update this monthly to ensure it’s accurate and you can ask a member of staff to help you find what’s available in your local store. And the foods on the vegan list will not contain any of the following:
We’ve got more than 50 flavour-packed options in our new Plant Kitchen range, from comfort food to midweek suppers
Soya mince and vegetable suet keep this meat-free patty deliciously moist. Serve in a toasted burger bun with tomato relish, mustard, sliced beef tomato and red onion
Discover plant-based versions of your family’s favourite dishes. Full of goodness, full of flavour
Fragrant sweet potato, basmati rice and buckwheat with a fresh kachumber salad and mango chutney, in a wholemeal roti wrap
From light and bright salads through to hearty tagines and desserts, there’s something for everyone in our ready-made veggie range
Looking for vegan meal inspiration? Look no further than our range of vegan-friendly food, from tasty grains to veg-packed salads