PETA UK’s 2021 Vegan Food Awards winners unveiled
PETA United Kingdom announced today its prestigious Vegan Food Award winners, which range from small startups to big names in the food industry – like McDonald’s and Burger King – highlighting how plant-based food has become mainstream.
Now in its ninth year, PETA’s Vegan Food Awards showcase some of the biggest and most exciting new vegan offerings from the past 12 months across 24 categories.
BEST VEGAN CHICKEN
HRV – Following its recent expansion into the United States, the leading activist vegan fried chicken producer VFC recently signed its first major retailer list with Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain.
BEST VEGAN MEAT
Oumph! Kebab Doner Style – the Swedish vegetable brand Oumph! launched its kebab meat in Icelandic supermarkets in the UK, made from pea protein, gluten free and “sliced” pieces like traditional kebab meat.
BEST VEGAN BURGER
McDonald’s McPlant – the McPlant vegan burger uses plant-based cheese – made in collaboration with Irish food company Kerry, as well as an exclusive McDonald’s Beyond Meat patty, and is currently available in 250 locations across the UK and UK ‘Ireland.
BEST VEGAN BACON
Finnebrogue Artisan Nu Sans Oink! Herbal Bacon Razors – Currently also available at Costa Coffee in a bacon roll, Irish sausage maker Finnebrogue suffers a “vegetable revolution”, with the opening of a £ 25million plant in County Down, Northern Ireland.
BEST VEGAN HOTDOG
Plant Menu Meatless Hot Dogs – Part of the impressive plant-based menu from budget supermarket ALDI, the range recently saw the launch of a new ultimate beef-free burger at a price 60% cheaper than those from alternative protein leader Beyond Meat.
BEST VEGAN SAUSAGE
HECK Vegan Breakfast Sausages – British sausage brand Heck recently expanded its vegan range with plant-based versions of two of its most popular sausages, meeting strong consumer demand.
BEST VEGAN PIZZA
Chicago Town Tomato Stuffed Crust To Go Sticky BBQ Jackfruit – From frozen pizza maker Dr. Oetker, the Chicago Town brand also launched a vegan “bacon”-stuffed crust pizza for Veganuary after the massive success of its first vegan product.
BEST VEGAN ICE CREAM
Wicked Kitchen Cookie Dough – 2021 was another year of massive growth for Chef Derek Sarno’s brand, including the largest plant-based brand rollout in U.S. grocery history and a first vegan lamb market launch .
BEST VEGAN SANDWICH
Greggs Vegan Ham and CheeZe Baguette – British favorite Greggs announced the launch of two new vegan products in its range; baguette and a sausage breakfast, both made with Quorn’s mycoprotein-based meat substitutes.
BEST VEGAN RANGE
GRO – UK supermarket chain Co-op has significantly reduced the cost of its plant-based range, GRO, to tackle the ‘unfair’ price disparity between plant-based and conventional foods, with products now sold in the UK. same price as their animal counterparts.
BEST VEGAN CALAMAR
wagamama Vegan Chili ‘Squid’ – British restaurant chain wagamama has launched its ‘Plant Pledge’ to encourage customers to eat more plant-based dishes, with 50% of the menu officially being plant-based.
LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
Burger King Vegan Royale – Burger King led the way on the global fast food scene with plant-based launches around the world, including opening the world’s first plant-based Burger King restaurant in Cologne, Germany.
Other winners include:
BEST VEGAN CHEESE
Nettle Macadamia White
BEST VEGAN MILK
MOMA Original Oat Drink
BEST VEGAN SUSHI
BEST VEGAN FISH
Breaded tofish with brook beer
BEST VEGAN PIE
Higgidy pork-free mini pies
BEST VEGAN DESSERT
Little Moons Vegan Passion Fruit Mango Ice Cream
BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE
Buttermilk and Peanut Butter Crunch
BEST VEGAN DONUTS
The Donut Whisper
BEST VEGAN MAC
FacePlant Foods Mac ‘n’ Cheeze Sandwich with Bacon
BEST VEGAN MENU
Woodlands Restaurant, Bannatyne Health Club & Spa, Bury St Edmunds.
BEST VEGAN COOKBOOK
Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook
According to PETA of today’s results: “Today more and more humans recognize that other animals share their desire to live and that eating vegan is better for their health and for the planet. And a growing number of companies understand that vegan foods are cost effective and more inclusive, can help them meet their sustainability goals, and are more appealing to this younger demographic, who are passionate about food. idea of forging a better future for each living being, feeling. As a result, you can now find innovative, filling and simply delicious vegan foods just about anywhere you go. We are accelerating towards our destination of a vegan world, and we are not going to stop.