New vegan pie available at BP service stations

Vegans rejoice - now you too can enjoy a good old fashioned pie on your next road trip, just like your meat-loving mates.

BP has announced its service stations are now offering a new satay vegan pie nationwide to cater to growing demand for vegan options.

The petrol station and café chain announced the news on Facebook on Monday, in a post has already received over 9000 reactions and almost 1000 comments from excited plant-based eaters.

Coconut, vegan chicken, cauliflower, potato, capsicum and broccoli are included in the pie filling, while margarine replaces animal fat in the pastry.

BP general manager Retail Adrian McClellan says a growing number of Wild Bean Cafe customers want a vegan pie option, whether they are following a vegan diet or choosing to cut down on their meat intake.

"Wild Bean Cafes have offered a vegetarian option for some time and we have listened to our customers asking for a vegan choice so are proud to now make this available," he told Newshub.

"Wild Bean is known as having the best pies and we expect our vegan pie to be in hot demand. We think it's so good that many of our regular meat pie lovers will enjoy trying the Satay Vegan pie instead of their usual meat favourite."

McClellan says a lot of work went into the production of the pie, including a new pastry recipe, to make it a winner on the taste front as well as ticking vegan dietary requirements.

To give the pie a broader appeal, McClellan says it contains no nuts; given nuts are a common allergen for many customers.

The new vegan offering is available from Wild Bean Cafes nationwide and retails for $3.90.