Our Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

In search of the elusive Celebration Roast, Jane went to our third Whole Foods (two are close by, but we have a third that is not entirely out of our geographic area).  They had the one pound roast.  Woo Hoo!  And, not only was it in stock, but it was on sale...  $5.99 versus $6.99.  So, in typical Jane fashion, she bought two.  Now we have a Tofurky and two Celebration Roasts sitting in our fridge, competing for plate space on Thanksgiving.  One Roast is probably going in the freezer.  After Jane starts cooking, there won't be enough room in the fridge for any surpurflous food.

As you can see below, we've got quite enough food to tide us over for a week -- my favorite part of Thanksgiving -- leftovers until you can't stand them any longer.  Okay, maybe that's not my favorite part, but I do love having the Thanksgiving feast repeatedly.  We typically have containers full of leftovers in the fridge for days.

So here's what we're making:

For dessert, Jane will make her apple pie and a vegan chocolate cake concoction she's been working on.  Sounds like a lot of food, doesn't it?  Especially since we eat our Thanksgiving dinner at home, just us.  We do, however, spend dessert at our cousins house.  And they've always got a full house.

If you're still working on your menu, don't forget, we've got a number of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes posted.

* Note: If you were planning on making the Vegetarian Plus Whole Turkey, make sure you got/get the package that reads Vegetarian Plus VEGAN Whole Turkey.  The photo in our post, Thanksgiving Options, is of the vegetarian, not vegan, product.  Jane noticed the vegan version in her shopping expedition today.


  1. i LOVE LOVE LOVE the celebration roast. we also have a full fridge: 2 celebration roasts and 2 tofurkeys in the freezer!

    where did jane see the VEGAN turkey, which whole foods? i am looking to buy one! hope i can find it. would love to try it.

  2. You guys are lucky. I went out looking for Celebration Roast last night and the Whole Foods by me had it for $7.99 so I decided to forgo it and just stick with the ‘meat’ loaf I made and froze for Thanksgiving, last week, instead 🙂

    If it had been a bit cheaper I probably would have tried it out.

  3. Hi quarrygirl,
    It was the new Pasadena store on Arroyo Parkway. Again, make sure the package says VEGAN right over the words “Whole Turkey” or you’ll wind up with the vegetarian option. And it’s $49+ (says it feeds 16). That’s the whole foods where we found the 1lb Celebration Roast too. Jane said it looked like there were about 5 left late afternoon yesterday.

    Hi Tracie,
    Was it the 1 lb or 2 lb roast? We paid $5.99 for the 1 lb roast. If you’re up for it, you may want to go back and talk to the customer service people. You can tell them you know it’s $5.99 at the Pasadena Arroyo Pkwy store, and ask them to give it to you for that price. Who knows. Maybe they will…
    On the other hand, we don’t have the Silk Nog yet. Alas. Jane said she’d try the vegan eggnog recipe we posted under Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes, if she has the time.

  4. It was the 1lb roast. I live in New Jersey, so that could be the reason as to why its more expensive. You’d think that they’d have the same items priced the same throughout the US.

    I work two jobs – and have to work both jobs today and tomorrow – so last night was the only night I could go out and get it before Thanksgiving. I’m thinking about trying it out for Christmas, though, if it’s still out then.

  5. Delicious! I was going to go with the Celebration Roast but after I bought it I couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving because it looked so good… already ate it!

    It’s a good excuse to get me to cook though 🙂

  6. Hi Foodeater,
    Thanks for the laugh! We just ran out to Whole Foods today to pick up a few more of the Celebration Roasts. Jane’s planning on using them for sandwhiches and wanted to put a few in the freezer. Unfortunately, there was only one left. Sigh. Hopefully they’ll get more in for the Chanukah and Christmas festivities.

  7. Prices cannot be consistent with small companies…this product travels from Seattle and so $$ is tacked onto the price by the process of it getting there!

  8. Hi Jennifer,
    I understand that. But it seems odd that a chain (Whole Foods) would market the same item at different prices. I would think they’d average the cost of the product across the country.
    Of course, then they might not be competitive with the small local vendor…

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