Here is a list of some of the top bits and pieces you might need to start on your dairy-free journey!
This week, the Free From section of shops and supermarkets is going to be your best friend, so make sure you aim straight for them when doing your weekly shop!
Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda have great dairy-free own-brand ranges and Waitrose has just launched a special vegan section, all of which will be dairy-free! Holland & Barrett, local health food shops and lots of small independent shops sell dairy-free alternatives, too. The options are endless and soon you will be an expert at spotting them!
– Plant-based milk – Alpro, Oatly, Rice Dream, Almond Breeze, Rude Health, Good Hemp, Koko, Rebel Kitchen, supermarket own brands.
– Yoghurt – Alpro, The Coconut Collaborative, Coyo, Nush, Tesco Free From Yoghurts
– Cheese – Violife, Sheese, Daiya, Tesco and Sainsbury’s do extensive ranges of own-brand cheeses
– Dairy-free spread – Pure, Flora Freedom, Vitalite, Tesco and Sainsbury’s do own-brand spreads too
– Sauces – Sacla Free From Dairy-Free Pesto, Sacla Stir-In Olive & Tomato Sauce, Tesco and Asda Free From White Lasagne Sauces, Free & Easy Cheese Sauce Mix, Tesco Free From Cheese Sauce Mix, Blue Dragon Thai Green Curry 3 Steps, Tesco Free From Korma Sauce, plus lots of tomato pasta sauces are dairy-free.
– Biscuits – Original, Vanilla and Chocolate Oreos, Lotus Biscoff, Ginger Nuts, most Bourbons, Tesco Plain Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, Hobnobs, most Rich Teas, most Fruit Shortcakes, Tesco Jammy Rings, Party Rings
– Lazy Day Free From range – Ginger Tiffin Slice, Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road, Belgian Chocolate Tiffin, Millionaire’s Shortbread
– Desserts – Tesco Free From Millionaire Dessert, Pudology Chocolate Puds, Daiya Dark Chocolate Cheese Cake, Alpro chocolate, custard and vanilla desserts, Provamil chocolate desserts, Alpro custard, Oatly Custard, Alpro Cream, Oatly Creamy Oat, Hoopla Whipped Cream Spray Can
– Flavoured Milks – Alpro Chocolate Milk, Alpro Almond Dark Chocolate, Alpro Chocolate & Coconut Milk, Oatly Chocolate Milk, Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk, Vita Coco Coconut Water and Chocolate
– Ben & Jerry’s new dairy-free flavours: Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies
– Booja Booja – all flavours are dairy-free
– Swedish Glace – all dairy-free, both ice cream tubs in a variety of flavours, plus chocolate covered vanilla or strawberry ice sticks and caramel toffee ice cream cones!
– Alpro – Vanilla, Hazelnut Chocolate, Coconut, Almond Salted Caramel
– Almond Dream Mint Chocolate Chip, Velvety Vanilla, Salted Caramel
– Coconut Co Snowcoconut Fro Yo Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry and Mango flavours, Snowcoconut Sticks
– Tesco Free From Toffee and Vanilla Cones, Assorted Splits, Ice Cream Chocolate Sticks
– Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla Iced Desserts
– Del Monte Smoothie Raspberry and Mango ice lollies
– Most fruit sorbets are dairy-free
– Wicked Kitchen Range at Tesco – everything from spaghetti and pizzas to naked burritos and chana masala
– Amy’s Kitchen Rice Mac n Cheese – you want the gluten-free, dairy-free version!
– Amy’s Kitchen Chinese Noodles & Veggies
– Kirsty’s Malaysian Butternut Squash Curry with Brown Basmati Rice
– Tesco 3 Bean Chilli and Rice
– Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Lasagne
– Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Vegetable Thai Green Curry
– Sainsbury’s Vegetarian Catalan Bean Casserole
– Sainsbury’s Love Your Veg! Sweet Potato Katsu Curry and Rice
– ASDA Vegetable Balti
– Morrisons Red Thai Vegetable Curry
– Waitrose Vegetarian Green Thai Curry
– Iceland Zesty Bean Quinoa
The following have a great dairy-free range of sandwiches and snacks:
– Pret a Manger has an amazing 44 dairy-free items including soups, salads and sandwiches.
– Marks and Spencer
– Cafe Nero
All the following high street eateries either have dairy-free menus or great dairy-free options. Our friends at Veganuary have created an even more exhaustive list if you want to find even more!
– Pizza Express
– JD Wetherspoons
– Bella Italia
– Pizza Hut
– Handmade Burger Company
– Yo Sushi
– Las Iguanas
– La Tasca