Frenzied Greggs fans go WILD as the bakery unveil their hotly anticipated Vegan ...

Greggs fans have given their verdicts on its hotly-anticipated vegan steak bake after they launched nationwide today with more than 200 queuing out the door desperate to try one.   

Frenzied pastry fiends in Newcastle lined up in the freezing cold last night to ensure they got their hands on the £1.55 Quorn-based treat.  

Delighted fans bragged about their purchases on social media, with one writing on Twitter: 'Vegan steak bake from Greggs is absolutely amazing I want another 20.' 

Others were less convinced by the aesthetics, with one customer claiming it 'looks like cat food' but 'tastes great'. 

The eagerly-anticipated steak bake is being rolled out at 1,300 stores today and comes a year after the chain launched its famous vegan sausage roll.

Other High Street restaurants have jumped on the 'Veganuary' bandwagon, with KFC launching a no-chicken burger, Subway introducing a no-meatball marinara sub and McDonald's offering a new vegan meal.  

Greggs fans queued up outside bakeries in Newcastle last night to make sure they were the first to try their eagerly anticipated vegan steak bake

Greggs fans queued up outside bakeries in Newcastle last night to make sure they were the first to try their eagerly anticipated vegan steak bake

Frenzied pastry fiends lined up in the cold before sun rose in Newcastle yesterday evening to ensure they got their hands on the £1.55 quorn-based treat

Frenzied pastry fiends lined up in the cold before sun rose in Newcastle yesterday evening to ensure they got their hands on the £1.55 quorn-based treat

Newcastle city centre was packed with people on Wednesday night as they waited for Greggs to open

Newcastle city centre was packed with people on Wednesday night as they waited for Greggs to open 

The vegan pastry is made up of 96 layers of no-butter puff pastry, Quorn, diced onion and gravy. 

Customers can search their location on the Greggs website to see if their local bakery is selling the new addition. 

Fans queued out the door for a special launch party held at a Greggs shop in Newcastle last night, when 1,000 fans were given the opportunity to enjoy a first taste of the bake before the rest of the country.

Treats with limited edition packaging were also given away to the first 200 customers. 

A Greggs fan called Katie tweeted: 'Am I in the queue for the Greggs vegan steak bake launch in the freezing cold at 10pm? Of course I am.' 

A Twitter user called Hannah posted a video of herself eating the new vegan treat with the caption: 'Live action shot of me trying the Greggs vegan steak bake. I much prefer the vegan sausage roll.' 

Another elated fan wrote: 'I GOT A VEGAN STEAK BAKE FROM GREGGS HOLD ME.'

Someone else determined to get their hands on one wrote online: 'Mission of the day is to get hold of the Greggs vegan steak bake.'

Delighted fans bragged about their purchases on social media, with one writing on Twitter: 'Vegan steak bake from Greggs is absolutely amazing I want another 20.'

Delighted fans bragged about their purchases on social media, with one writing on Twitter: 'Vegan steak bake from Greggs is absolutely amazing I want another 20.'

Vegan Emma Phillips queued for around 20 minutes and said she 'really liked' the bake, adding it is 'better than the vegan sausage roll'.

'My son isn't vegan and is always ready to criticise vegan food, but even he said he'd gladly buy that over the meat-based option,' she told the PA news agency.

'A launch like this is huge for the vegan movement... 30 years ago vegetarian wouldn't have been mentioned on a menu, now we're seeing a vegan logo on many.

'The marketing raises the profile of the movement, which could lead people to making long-term changes in their own diets.'

Writing online ahead of the official launch yesterday, one excited fan commented: 'Feel free to hit me up for any recipe ideas or advice. 

'Veganism is one of the best things I ever did. Also Greggs Vegan Steak Bake coming soon, I'm so gassed.'

Another added: 'Why isn't Greggs vegan steak bake NOW?'

The launch comes exactly a year after the Vegan Sausage Roll which contributed to company sales rocketing up by 13.4 per cent within 12 months.

The new plant-based product also coincides with Veganuary, which sees some Brits give up meat and animal products for the next month. 

One happy customer took a picture of their vegan steak bake and put it on Twitter

One happy customer took a picture of their vegan steak bake and put it on Twitter 

Delighted fans in Newcastle, where Greggs first opened, bragged about their purchases on social media, where excitement has been building ahead of the big launch

Delighted fans in Newcastle, where Greggs first opened, bragged about their purchases on social media, where excitement has been building ahead of the big launch

Greggs has made a store finder so customers can find their nearest branch selling them.

They will be on sale at its remaining 700 of its 2,000 shops from January 16.

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A Greggs spokesman said: 'Greggs has finally put an end to months of speculation by confirming the drop of its Vegan Steak Bake which hits shops today. 

'The new Vegan Steak Bake means that the UK's vegans, flexitarians and Meat-Free

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