The world's oldest Cornish pasty maker, Warrens Bakery, has updated its 150-year-old recipe to develop a vegan range following customer demand.
Containing British-grown potatoes, swede and onion and 'a seasoning of salt and pepper for an authentic taste of the South West', the first Original Vegan Pasty (from £3.20) arrived in bakeries in February and can now be found in 50 branches in the UK.
"Of course, technically this isn't a Cornish pasty, as it doesn't contain beef as per the Cornish Pasty Association definition, but as far as a vegan Cornish pasty goes, this is the closest you'll get," comments Jason Jobling, Master Baker at Warrens Bakery, founded in 1860.
"We've reworked our traditional glaze and pastry and come up with a wholemeal pastry and vegan-friendly glaze – topped with distinctive 'V' pastry markers so there's no mistaking your vegan lunch."
Following the success of the plant-based 'traditional' Cornish Pasty, a Fiery Mexican Pasty and a Thai Green Pasty (both from £3.50) have been launched in Warrens Bakery branches, plus a vegan-friendly Apple & Raspberry Tray Bake (from £1.50).