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27 Dec 2019

Nine recommended New Year's Eve canapes for vegans and vegetarians

If you're after New Year's Eve finger-food party ideas to make your celebrations a success, here's what we recommend
If you're organising a New Year's Eve party, don't stress about the catering. Our food editors have sampled vegetarian and vegan canapes and party food from the major supermarkets to come up with the tops for taste.
Here are the nine favourites to help make your party a success.

1. Aldi Specially Selected Vegetable Tempura Nests (£2.99, pack of 8, vegan)

These delightful-looking canapes captured the essence of crunchy tempura in an accessible, party-friendly way.

They didn't fall apart as you ate them - perfect for mingling guests who have a drink in the other hand - and each one was big enough for more than one bite.

A really different New Year's Eve party food.

Availability: In store now

2. M&S Plant Kitchen No-Pork Pigs in Duvets (£5, pack of 12, vegan)

These extremely convincing 'pigs' had all the texture and resonance of a meat sausage, as well as a pleasing peppery bite.

The vegan pastry was deliciously rich.

Serve these snacks to meat-eaters at your new year's bash and there's a strong chance they won't know there's no meat in them.

Availability: In store now

3. Iceland No Duck Spring Rolls (£2, pack of 10, vegan)

Our food editors enjoyed the punchy, spicy 'duck' filling encased in a decently crunchy outer.

A 'crowd-pleaser' with a flavoursome hoisin sauce that our tasters thought would appeal to non-veggies at your do.

Availability: In store and online now

4. Aldi Vegan Mini Bites in Sweet Chilli Cauliflower and Pumpkin (£1.99, pack of 10, vegan)

If you'd like to offer your guests a 'cheesy' canape experience but without the cheese, these little bites should do the trick.

These had a good crisp outer but with a delectable creamy middle that also had a satisfying kick.

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5. Waitrose & Partners Vegan Moroccan Mushroom & Chickpea Pittas (£6, pack of 12, vegan)

These fabulously cute, two-bite mini pittas had a spicy filling that was substantial and satisfying.

The filling was nicely chunky, with zingy tomato coming through.

Our editors thought these meat-free mouthfuls would be a great addition to your New Year's Eve party catering.

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6. Co-op Mini Roasted Vegetable Tarts (£3, pack of 6, vegan)

This mouth-watering canape tasted like ratatouille in a crisp tomato tart case and was a great party alternative to yet another slice of quiche.

It looked impressive, too.

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7. Iceland No Bull Burger Sliders (£4, pack of 8, vegan)

There was a pleasing mix of bun, mustard, sauce and filling with this vegan mini burger option, and even though the bun was a bit sticky it was still a great-looking snack.

A New Year's Eve nibble to please all.

Availability: In store and online now

8. Morrisons No Pigs in Blankets (£2.50, pack of 10, vegan)

These non-pigs had the texture of meat sausage, and our testers found the contrasting crunch of the seitan blanket crisp and enjoyable.

They captured the essence of pork pigs in blankets - and looked the part, too.

Availability: In store and online now

9. M&S Collection Porcini & Truffle Crumpets (£7, pack of 10, vegetarian)

If you're looking for an original and grown-up canape, this is one to put on your shopping list.

It was a great combination of crispy, 'carby' crumpet and silky mushroom and truffle with umami flavours.

One editor said: 'I want to eat these again and I don't even like mushrooms.'

Availability:In store now

All canapes subject to availability