PETA announces winners of Vegan Food Awards

PETA announces winners of Vegan Food Awards
07/10/2019 - 10:24
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced the 24 winners at its seventh annual Vegan Food Awards 2019, which celebrates the best vegan offerings on the market.

The number of vegans in the UK is set to rise by 327% by next year. Dawn Carr, PETA director of vegan corporate projects, said: "Growing concerns about health, the environment, and animal suffering are driving more and more people to choose vegan options.

"The forward-thinking businesses we've honoured this year have all responded to the booming demand with delicious, plant-based foods that appeal to vegans and meat-eaters alike."

Winners of some of the key categories are:

  • Launch of the Year: Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll
  • Best Vegan Burger: LEON The Love Burger
  • Best Vegan Sandwich: Caffè Nero Sundried Tomato & Pesto Tostati
  • Best Vegan Pie: Exclusively launched by PETA's 2019 Vegan Food Awards, Fray Bentos Vegan Steak and Kidney Bean pie  
  • Best Vegan Dessert: Bella Italia Vegan Cookie Dough Al Forno
  • Best Vegan Pizza: Also exclusively launched by PETA's 2019 Vegan Food Awards, Zizzi Jackfruit Italian Hot

Other winners included Carluccio’s (Best Vegan Pastry), Starbucks (Best Vegan Mac and Cheese), Costa (Best Vegan Cookie), Wagamama (Best Vegan Cake), Aldi (Best Vegan Ready Meal), and Sainsbury's (Best Vegan Sausage).

PETA research has found that over 90% of the Amazon rainforest has been cleared since 1970 for grazing or growing food for cattle. 

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