Sometimes nothing beats a Friday night fakeaway — especially when it’s simple, nourishing and on the table faster than your local takeaway can deliver. After a long week of work and responsibilities, there's nothing quite like winding down with a delicious meal. These dishes offer the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, allowing you to enjoy your favourite takeaway classics with a wholesome twist.
Here are 20 easy, plant-based fakeaways ideas:
Craving noodles? We have the perfect solutions. Dive into our Easy Pad Thai, where tofu, beansprouts, and a zingy sauce come together in just 20 minutes. Or our Spicy Peanut & Mushroom Noodles, a creamy, spicy, umami-rich dish that's perfect for a quick midweek dinner, and the leftovers make a delightful cold lunch.
Inspired by the classic Thai noodle dish, for this easy pad Thai, tofu and crunchy beansprouts are tossed with peanuts, coriander, chilli and a zingy sauce. We use flat rice noodles but udon work well too. If you can't find tamarind paste, substitute ½ tablespoon each of coconut sugar and vinegar (any vinegar — apart from balsamic — will work well). View Recipe
Whip up these creamy, spicy, umami-rich noodles for a quick and easy midweek dinner. Speedily made in one pan, any leftovers are also delicious eaten cold for lunch the next day. View Recipe
We love almond butter on almost anything, and this stir-fry is no exception. Noodles are mixed with vibrant, crunchy vegetables in a creamy almond butter and tamari sauce. A quick, easy and satisfying supper or lunch.
Feel free to substitute any noodles or vegetables you like. View Recipe
These noodles are minimum effort, maximum flavour. Gochujang is a Korean fermented chili paste that brings deep, rich, spicy flavour to any dish you add it to. Gochujang can be found in Asian markets or online, and it is becoming increasingly widely available in mainstream supermarkets. View Recipe
This recipe is so simple and bursting with flavour. The mix of the fresh mange tout and bean sprouts, roasted courgette and crunchy cashews go so well together topped with the peanut butter and tamari sauce. A perfect quick dinner.View Recipe
Spicy and filled with flavours, this kimchi stir-fry gives a delicious zingy dinner with a combination of Chinese cabbage, red chilli, garlic, coconut and lime juice. View Recipe
These green miso noodles are a quick and simple recipe to pull together for lunch on a busy day. The creamy green sauce is full of flavour thanks to the coriander, cashews, sunflower seeds and white miso paste; while the edamame beans add a delicious texture. We've kept this recipe simple using only a handful of cupboard ingredients but you can easily add in whatever veggies you have at home — mushrooms, peas and roasted sweet potatoes will all taste great.View Recipe
This is one of our favourite quick suppers – it’s warming, hearty and bursting with flavour. We love the mix of sautéed garlic, tamari, chilli flakes and sesame oil with little bites of aubergine, sliced mushrooms and broccoli, tons of noodles and a good sprinkling of chives, toasted cashews and sesame seeds. View Recipe
Forget the takeaway and choose this hearty noodle dish, crammed full of fresh vegetables and plant-based protein. Ready in no time, it will soon become a regular on your weekly menu.
(This recipe uses leftovers from dinner on day 4 of the plan.) View Recipe
This warming noodle soup is made using turmeric for its vibrant colour and aromatic flavours. Quick, easy and nourishing, serve when you’re in need of a wholesome meal in a hurry. View Recipe
Take pizza night to a whole new level with our Pizza Bianca, a tomato-less masterpiece featuring fresh courgette, basil, marinated artichoke hearts, and luscious cashew cream. Or try our Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Pizza, where slow-cooked mushrooms and sweet caramelised onions create a hearty and satisfying topping. It's a pizza that encapsulates the warmth of home-cooked comfort, making it the perfect companion for a cosy night in or a gathering of friends and family.
This elegant, tomato-less pizza is a winner. Fresh courgette, basil, marinated artichoke hearts and luscious cashew cream combined with a fresh-from-the-oven crust make this pizza seriously moreish. View Recipe
Caramelised onions and slow cooked mushrooms make a hearty and satisfying topping for our homemade pizza. View Recipe
We think broccoli is a very underrated pizza topping. Green and crunchy, it perfectly compliments the hot, doughy crust and luscious cashew cream in this recipe. The key is to chop it into very small florets to ensure even crisping and caramelisation. View Recipe
A Selection of Takeaway Classics
Explore a wide range of takeaway classics from noodles and stir-fries to curries and pizzas. Our Almond Butter Stir-Fry combines creamy almond butter and tamari sauce with vibrant, crunchy vegetables, for a quick, easy, and deeply satisfying supper or lunch. While our Cauliflower & Peanut Curry is simple, delicious option, with peanuts, crispy kale, and gooey baked cauliflower, delicious with a side of black rice and fresh red chillies. The Tofu Katsu Curry is also a real winner, equal parts crispy and creamy and packed with rich flavours.
Make this speedy spicy fried rice in just 20 minutes. Big on flavour, low in effort, you can use pre-cooked rice and whatever veggies you have to hand. The addition of lime and spring onions adds freshness to this great midweek meal. View Recipe
We've had so many requests for the curry recipe that we cooked on the Netflix series, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, so here it is. This dish is a delicious mix of different flavours and textures — it’s always a hit and is a great way to introduce people to plant-based meals.View Recipe
This curry is a great warming dinner for any evening. The base of spices taste combine perfectly with the creamy coconut milk, roasted sweet potato and aubergine. Feel free to mix through any other roasted vegetables that you have to hand. View Recipe
This ramen is full to the brim with fresh, vibrant vegetables. It's also super quick and easy to whip up for lunch or supper. Feel free to substitute any of the veg for what you have in the fridge!View Recipe
This is the perfect curry to make on the weekend - it's so simple and tastes absolutely delicious with the crunch of the peanuts, crispy kale and gooey baked cauliflower. We love it served with a side of black rice and some fresh red chillies sprinkled on top. View Recipe
This Japanese-inspired tofu Katsu curry features golden, crispy tofu and a rich curry sauce. Your new curry night favourite, serve this flavour-packed dish with rice and pickled cucumber.View Recipe
Quick & Easy Fakeaway Recipes
In just 15 minutes you can whip up a satisfying meal like our Smoky Mushroom Flatbreads, served with a crisp salad and creamy garlic sauce. Or for vibrant and delicious way to get your daily dose of vegetables, try our 10-Minute Stir-Fry.
Start the weekend off right with these simple smoky mushroom flatbreads, served with a crisp salad and creamy garlic sauce.View Recipe
This recipe couldn't be quicker or easier. It's packed full of really vibrant and delicious vegetables, so is such an easy way to get in your 5-a-day. View Recipe
Conclusion: Celebrating Healthier Alternatives to Beloved Takeaway Dishes
In the world of takeaway-inspired recipes, there's no need to sacrifice taste for health. These fabulous DIY recipes prove that you can enjoy the flavours you love while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. So, this Friday night, skip the long wait for delivery and opt for a homemade fakeaway that's simple, delicious, and better for you. Whether you're in the mood for noodles, pizza, curry, or stir-fry, these recipes have got you covered.
Happy cooking and happy Friday night feasting!