Challenge 22 Reviews: Thanksgiving Roasts


Jess Turner

Which is the best vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas roast? Biggest bang for your buck, most satisfying bite, easiest to find in stores near you? Our mentors have tasted the most popular vegan holiday roasts so you don’t have to! If you still need convincing that plant-based is the way to go, see some of the reasons why you should adopt a turkey instead of eating one this Thanksgiving here.

Are you looking for a hearty, satisfying centerpiece for your festive table? Check out our reviews of these popular vegan holiday roasts below to help you make the right choice for your Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. Let’s get our roast on!

Field Roast Celebration Roast


This one is perfect if you’re looking for something along the lines of a traditional roast. It’s hearty and satisfying, and comes with a lovely porcini mushroom gravy that is all kinds of umami. This one should satisfy even the most avid meat eaters at the table.

Tofurky Roast with Gravy


Another ‘traditional’ roast, with a decent amount of stuffing running through the middle. Personally, I prefer the taste and texture of the Field Roast Celebration Roast (and its gravy), but I wouldn’t turn this one down if it’s offered!

And as both the largest and most affordable roast here, the prize for most effective roast to dollar ratio has to go to Tofurky with this one!

Gardein Turk’y Roast


Now this one’s for the real stuffing fans! There’s almost more stuffing than roast. Not that that’s a bad thing when the stuffing is this tasty! It’s full of wild rice, cranberry, and kale, and again, comes with its own gravy to save you the bother.

This roast is a really lovely texture, but again I am kind of in love with the stuffing! This has also been the easiest one to find in stores, in my experience.

Hazelnut Cranberry Roast from Field Roast


Now this one is my favorite! If you’re looking for something a little different, that isn’t trying to be too much like meat, but is an absolutely amazing centerpiece, this is the one for you! Flaky pastry wrapped around a filling that’s full of hazelnuts, cranberries, candied ginger, and rosemary, this one is really something special.

It’s also the most expensive at around $36 at time of posting, but for a special occasion like a vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, I’d say it’s worth it!

Prefer to make your own plant-based centerpiece, or still looking for inspiration for the rest of your festive table? From quiche to queso, and pakoras to pumpkin pie, check out this list of some of our all-time favorite sides, mains, and desserts from around the world for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

First vegan holiday season? Share your delicious holiday creations (or even your holiday woes!) with us over in our free vegan support group!

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