Trying to save money? Ditch the Friday night takeaway and recreate your favourite dishes at home instead, with our vegetarian fakeaway ideas.


Eating meat-free doesn't have to mean skipping on flavour – these comfort food classics are an easy win. Serve our selection of burgers, curries, pizzas and more with hearty sides such as halloumi fries or salt & pepper chips.

For more ideas, see our vegetarian family classics for pasta bakes, shepherd's pie and more. Or check out our ultimate vegetarian dinner recipe collection for more than 100 ideas.

Vegetarian takeaway ideas

1) Beetroot burger

Beetroot burger on blue wooden table

You won't believe this burger is vegan. Make the mighty patty with mushrooms, tofu, beetroot, pecans, black beans and oat flour. Top with your favourite plant-based cheese, sauces and veggies like avocado, chilli jam and crunchy lettuce leaves.

2) Salt and pepper tofu

Salt and pepper tofu on white plate

This takeaway classic is so easy to make at home that it will soon be one of your go-to dinners. Use both types of peppercorns for a tongue-tingling kick and spicy warmth.

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3) Mozzarella-stuffed crust pizza

Mozzarella stuffed crust pizza

Choose this over-the-top-pizza for the ultimate family night in. Make your own pizza dough or use shop-bought for a shortcut, and stuff the crust with gooey mozzarella cheese.

4) Seitan & black bean stir-fry

Two bowls of Seitan & black bean stir-fry

This handy vegan stir-fry makes a satisfying supper, with a sticky sweet and spicy sauce. Seitan, peanut butter and a mix of veggies is a winning combination.

5) Vegan fried chicken

Vegan fried chicken in red and white basket

Vegan, but missing your weekly dose of fried chicken? Now you can recreate that finger-lickin' taste at home with Juliet Sear's clever recipe. Use tofu as a chicken substitute and add loads of flavour with our complex spice mix.

6) Paneer korma

Panner korma in white pot

Choose this warming paneer curry and stacks of warm naan for a cosy night in. The creamy sauce is infused with fresh ginger and cardamom, with tender spinach for a splash of colour.

7) Vegan bean chilli fries

Vegan bean chilli fries in pot

It doesn't get more exciting than a bowl of loaded chilli fries, all to yourself. Bake a batch of frozen French fries or chunky chips and top with vegan chilli, guacamole, crème fraîche and crispy fried onions.

8) Vegan katsu curry

Vegan katsu curry on white plate

Enjoy a vegan version of classic katsu curry with the whole family. It's made from crispy, golden tofu and served with fluffy white rice, fresh herbs and crunchy cucumber and carrot ribbons.

9) Pineapple fried rice

Pineapple fried rice

Fried rice is always going to go down well as part of a Chinese-inspired feast. This version contains chunks of juicy pineapple for sweetness and ribbons of soft omelette.

10) Burrito bowl

Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

Recreate your favourite Mexican-inspired takeaway at home with this simple black bean burrito bowl. It's a healthy option to keep your family dinner light.


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