I Love Pies is sharing the love with veggie fans with its newest pie flavour - delicious spinach and tasty chickpeas, folded through a delicately spiced sauce. Co-founder Jessie Stanley said that they have noticed a trend in consumers requesting a vegetable option and looking for a meat-free alternative.

"This is something we've been working on perfecting for some time," said Stanley. "We knew that creating a pie without meat meant it had to be super-tasty and satisfying. We chose to include fresh New Zealand spinach and combined this with tender and delicious hearty chickpeas. The sauce has a delicate blend of spices which gives the pie a beautiful warming flavour."

The development of the pie reflects the growing trend of people reducing the amount of meat they consume, seen in movements such as Meat Free Monday.

The pie has the famous I Love Pies tender sour cream pastry and like all its products, no palm oil, preservatives, MSG, artificial flavours or colours.