Monday, 12 May 2014

The Ordinary Vegan - Sausages

A lot of people ask me what sausages I use in my cooking and where I get them from. Sometimes, I pick up vegan gourmet sausages from specialist shops and events, but mainly, I stick to two brands which can both be bought on the high street or at the supermarkets.

The first is Linda McCartney Sausages - the original style are vegan-friendly and say so on the front of the box. Be careful as some of the flavoured varieties contain egg. These sausages are perfect for breakfast and for sausage and mash. They can be cooked from frozen in the oven and can be purchased from all of the major supermarkets as well as Holland & Barrett. They retail for around £2 a box of 5.

The second is Vegetarian's Choice, now these sausages are grill or fry only and are available from Holland & Barrett. They are about half the price of the Linda McCartney sausages at around 99p per box of 5. They are thinner and a different texture to the Linda McCartney brand but these are great for sausage casseroles and stews, as they stay firmer when cooking in liquid. The Linda McCartney sausage tend to act like a sponge in a casserole and go a bit bloated and chewy.

Both of these are staples in my freezer for everyday meals. Which sausages do you use? Let me know in the comments below.

Big Vegan Love,



  1. I go for the plain Linda Macs- they make a great sandwich with ketchup for our hungry teens. Me and my husband don't usually eat them though- If I make sausage rolls then I'll make my own "sausage" from seitan and chana dal with maybe herbs or smoked paprika. My daughter has been known to buy Taifun sausages from Waitrose as a luxury. I was always a fan of Sosmix and Vegebangers when I was younger- I like it that you shape them yourself.

  2. I love the Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary sausages. Also the Vegetarian Choice Lincolnshire Style are good, I think they are a bit thicker than the standard ones as well.