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I'm new to being vegetarian but would consider vegan in the future, my only issue is I need milk, cheese and butter substitutes and so far can't find any at our local stores. I don't have much free time so I couldn't really go for a long drive just for these things.
What would you recommend as a substitute to butter, cheese, milk which is quick, easily obtainable, and similar prices to the regular things?
I've just had a quick look on your page, and you're from the UK too! Yay! SO I can share my knowledge.
For butter, I normally buy Vitalite, which is widely available at UK supermarkets. It's £1 for a tub in Sainsburys and Tesco, which is where I frequently shop. Other (slightly more expensive) options are the Dairy Pure range, supermarket own brand (check the dairy free from section!), and Flora Freedom.
Substitutes for cheese can be a little more difficult, but Sainsbury's now have a fantastic range. I also like Violife cheese, which is also in the freefrom chilled section in most stores. If you're in tesco- their own brand dairy free cheese is labelled as a block. My favourite of the own brand is the Tesco Rich smoked Soya block, or the Sainsburys grated "Cheddar Style".
Milk is easy peasy- I normally get own brand soya- but get it from the long life section. It tastes exactly the same and is a fraction of the cost.
Good luck with your search! Feel free to message me if you need any more help :-)
Thank you so much for your help :) I actually tried soya milk in coffee for the first time today, and after a few sips not only did it taste as good as regular milk, it feels a LOT lighter and I'm not as bloated as I normally am after coffee. It is definitely a keeper.
Will have to get some Vitalite and try some of the vegan cheese you suggested :) I thought going vegan was going to be difficult but right now it actually seems just as easy as not being vegan :P Really excited to give it a try!
Thank you very much for your help xx
Yeah honestly it's not that difficult at all- you just have to know where to look! If you're near a holland and barret they also have a fantastic chilled section for vegan options (INCLUDING PRE-MADE VEGAN PIZZAS!). Obviously the H&B options are a little more pricey, but well worth checking out for a treat!
I can also wholeheartedly recommend vegusto.co.uk- especially for when you're doing a bulk order to make the most of postage!
Hey I am too from the UK!! Sainsburrys is great for vegan options. I personally shop at Asda as it's on my drive home. They have lots of milk options from Alpro to Blue Diamond milk. Same with yogurts. I personally buy Asda's own range as it's cheap and we get through 2-3 tubs a week :) Asda do lack in the cheese range though which is a bummer as I want a cheese board for Xmas
Soya can replace dairy!It reminds meats by taste even!Once i started using it,i needed no more dairy afterwards,right before it using a lot of milk.
Thanks I'll take a look!
Soya is tasting the way dairy and meat do,and science tells us that it also contains the proteins meat has,even as in much smaller quantities.Soy milk must be easy to buy and drink.I was vegetarian only till i discovered soya products,after which it is easy to be a vegan.