VN Thanksgiving Exclusive: Five Holiday Centerpieces
These five Turkey-alternatives will turn a simple holiday get-together into a full-on feast.
Guest list? Check. Seating? Check. Mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres in Thanksgiving-themed dinnerware? Check and check. How about a decadent main dish that will set the tone for your feast, complement your scrumptious side selections, and leave your guests stuffed and satisfied? No? Don’t panic, check out our carefully compiled list of downright delectable centerpiece selections that will make your vegan Turkey Day a day to remember.
Field Roast: Celebration Roast
Field Roast is the quintessential holiday classic. Their Celebration selection provides the delectable taste you come to expect from the grain-meat brand, and it’s accompanied with sausage-style stuffing mixed with butternut squash, mushrooms, granny smith apples, rosemary, thyme, and sage. Add some mashed potatoes to the mix for paired perfection. Depending on the size of your soirée, you can pick up a one or two-pound Celebration Roast. Field Roast also offers a Cranberry Roast En Croute, which comes packed with savory meat sausage, cranberries, and apples, all rolled up in a puff pastry.
Gardein: Holiday Roast
No faux feast is complete without one of Gardein’s go-to meat alternatives, and come Thanksgiving, the Holiday Roast is the way to go. As you dig into this veritably vegan centerpiece, you’ll want to savor every bite before you go back for another forkful. In true holiday spirit, Gardein’s roast is filled with cranberry wild rice stuffing and comes with home-style gravy that’s reminiscent of Grandma’s comfort food cooking. If you can't wait for Thanksgiving day to get your nosh on, heat up Gardein's single-serving Savory Stuffed Turk'y, which has the same succulent flavor, replete with stuffing and graving.
Native Foods Café: Wellington
Native Foods’ Wellington is a whole Thanksgiving meal rolled into one scrumptious puff pastry. Filled with housemade seitan, steamed kale, yams, and thyme-herbed mushrooms along with a caramelized onion stuffing, this delectable entrée will undoubtedly induce a feeding frenzy. And preparing a feast has never been so easy—simply place your order on Native Foods’ website and have the Wellington delivered to your doorstep. Need a side dish or two to accompany this main meal? Choose from one of Native Foods delicious holiday menu items like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Polenta Butternut Squash Terrine, or Wheatberry Waldorf.
Turtle Island Foods: Tofurky Roast
Tofurky’s succulent, savory flavor and tender texture have made it a holiday classic since it was first introduced to the public’s plates in 1995. Each roast is stuffed with herbaceous brown rice that should be doused with a generous portion of the brand’s Holiday Gravy, then chased with a tall glass of apple cider or seasonable beer. Best of all, amid the holiday hustle and bustle, preparing a Tofurky roast is nearly a no-brainer—thaw, heat, slice, and enjoy.
Vegetarian Plus: Vegan Whole Turkey
Vegetarian Plus's Vegan Whole Turkey is the perfect animal-alternative for the omni-oriented crowed. Besides offering an ultra-appealing taste, this meatless bird will fill your home with an appetizing aroma that will have your guests’ mouths watering before they even pick up their silverware. Diversify your dinner table and heat up one of Vegetarian Plus’s holiday Ham Rolls or Turkey Ham Rolls. For optimal effect, pair with butternut squash and cranberry sauce.
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