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 The Awards came into existence in 2007 with a view to not only highlighting the disastrous effect that Livestock farming is having on the environment, but also to praise the efforts of some of the leading individuals and organisations that are flying the vegan flag as high as they can. The awards are the only vegan awards that are voted for by the people online, and as such have become the most coveted awards in vegan circles today as they genuinely reflect the will of the people.

Thousands of people voted in 2007 for 49 different vegan businesses, products, people and organisations, with 7 categories and 7 nominees in each, and in 2008 the turnout was even higher - this time a total of 64 nominees, 8 in each of 8 different categories. The winners received hand drawn certificates from vegan cartoon superhero Wonderpig, and the winners were all ecstatically happy!

The winners of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 awards were announced at the Bristol Vegan Fayre Each Year

The Awards were inspired by Pea PR, sponsored by VeggieVision and hosted by Yaoh

Below are the reults of the 2011 VegfestUK Awards. Thousands of votes were cast and our thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the winners!

Download the event programme for VegfestUK London 2013 here

2011 results

Best Vegan Meat Product

Name   %
Fry's Chicken Burger   35.5
Redwood ¼ pounder   13.1
Marigold Braised Tofu   9.5
Clive's Pies – Hungarian Goulash Pie   7.8
Dee's Burgers   7.7
MacSweens Haggis   7.2
Dragonfly Burger   5.7
Topas Wheaty   5
Granose Mock Duck   4.3
Aunty Jee's Currys   4.1

Best Vegan Dairy Product

Name   %
Swedish Glace Ice Cream   21.1
Booja Booja Stuff in a Tub   15.1
Pure Dairy Free Margarine   13.6
Bute Island Sheese   11.5
Redwood Meltin' Cheezly   10.2
Plamil Mayonnaise   8.6
Shambhu's Cheesecake   8.6
Tofutti Ice Cream   8.1
Granovita Soyage Yoghurt   1.9
Worthershaw's Desserts   1.4

Best Vegan Cakes and Sweets

Name   %
Moo Free Chocolate – Pralines   23
Ms Cupcake – Cupcakes   20.9
Natural Balance – NAKD Cashew Cookie   16.9
The Heavenly Cake Company - Cakes   10.3
Goody Good Stuff – Cola Breeze   7.2
Just Wholefoods – Vegebears Fruit Jellies   5.9
Sweet Vegan – Strawberry Marshmallows   5.3
Go Max – Buccaneer Bar   3.5
To Happy Vegans – Donuts   3.4
Sweetcheeks - Cupcakes   3.4

Best Vegan Achievement

Name   %
Fiona Oakes – Marathon Runner   26.7
Karin Ridgers – Veggie Vision   13.8
Lisa Drummy – Beanie's Health Foods   12
Bristol Animal Rights Collective   11.5
Kevin White – Midlands Vegan Campaign   10.2
Daniel Strettle – Vegan Camp   8.1
Andrew Knight – Extreme Vegan Sports   6.7
Tony Bishop Weston – Plantarian All One World Day   4.6
Pat Reeves – Powerlifter   3.3
Stephen + Sophie Fenwick Paul – Activeg   3

Best Vegan Milk Product

Name   %
Provamel Soya Milk   22.4
Rice Dream   17.3
Kara Dairy Free Coconut   11.7
Oatly   11
Plamil Soya Milk   10
Soyatoo Dairy Free Spray Cream   8
EcoMil Almond Milk   6.3
Sojade Dairy Free Cream   4.7
Good Oil Hemp Milk   4.5
Sunrise Soya Milk   4.2

Best Vegan Friendly Magazine

Name   %
The Vegan   24.8
Viva! Life   19.6
Vegetarian Living   10.7
Outrage   10.1
Cook Vegetarian   7.7
Lifescape Magazine   5.8
Animal Times   5.7
Vegan Views   5.6
Get Fresh   5.2
The Vegetarian   4.7

Best Vegan Friendly Places to Eat

Name   %
Loving Hut Express – worldwide   16.7
Café Kino - Bristol   13.3
V Bites - Brighton   11.5
Aloka – Brighton   11.3
Greens Vegetarian Café – Hebden Bridge   10.8
SAF Restaurant – London   10.8
Eighth Day Café – Manchester   7.3
Pogo Café - London   7.3
Vantra – London   5.6
Mono – Glasgow   5.5

Best Vegan Bodycare supplier

Name   %
Beauty Without Cruelty   24.9
Yaoh   16.7
Jason   14.2
Green People   12.6
Honesty Cosmetics   10
Raw Skin Food   6.5
Simply Soaps   4.9
Raw Gaia   4.8
Arbonne   3.5
Super Smoocher   2

Best Vegan Fashion and Accessories

Name   %
Bourgeois Boheme   21.8
Ethical Wares   18.7
Hempish   11.1
Beyond Skin   11
Alternative Stores   10.8
Freerangers   9.9
Green Shoes   7.2
Conscious Clothes   5.2
Neon Collective   2.6
Meelka   1.6

Best Vegan Outlet

Name   %
Animal Aid Shop – online   24
Veganstore – online   17.2
Goodness Direct - online   11.9
Vx – London   11.6
Unicorn Grocery – Manchester   7.9
VeggieStuff – online   6.4
Green Valley Trading Company - online   6.4
Vegan Emporium - online   5.9
Vegonia – North Wales   5.4
Honest To Goodness - online   3.3

Best Vegan Household product

Name   %
Earth Friendly Products – Ecos Laundry Liquid   20.2
Bio D – Washing up Liquid   19.6
Vitamix - Blender   15.3
Ecotricity – Electric supply   12.4
Veganicity - Vitamins   10.1
Benevo – vegan Dog Food   9.8
Method – Bowl Patrol Toilet Cleaner   8
Alma Win – Orange Oil clothes and furniture cleaner   1.7
Green Power - Juicer   1.5
Attitude – Mould and Mildew Cleaner   1.4

The 2010 Winners Were

Best Media Campaign
1. Keep Cruelty History - League Against Cruel Sports
2. Meat Free Mondays - Paul McCartney
3. Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

Best Artiste
1. Benjamin Zephaniah - Poet/Performer
2. Leona Lewis - Singer
3. Chrissy Hynde - Musician (The Pretenders)

Best Media/Publication
1. Animal Free Shopper
2. Ethical Consumer
3. Cook Vegetarian

Best Veggie Food Product
1. Provamel Soya Milk
2. Fry's Burgers
3. Nakd Cashew Cookie raw snack bar

Best Fashion Range
1. Vegetarian Shoes
2. Stella McCartney
3. Bourgeois Boheme

Best Beauty Product
1. Lush - Fizzy Bath Bombs
2. Beauty Without Cruelty - Lipstick
3. Yaoh - Sunblock

Best Fair Trade Product
1. Café Direct - Machu Picchu Coffee
2. Infinity Foods - Basmati Rice
3. Yozuna - Baobab fruit jam

Best Eco Friendly Film
1. Avatar
2. An Inconvenient Truth
3. The Cove

Best Place To Eat
1. Veggies Catering Campaign
2. V Bites
3. Lancrigg

Best Campaigners
1. PETA
2. Animal Aid
3. Greenpeace

Full results - see here

The 2009 Winners Were

Best Vegan Chocolate
1. Booja Booja
2. Plamil
3. Conscious Chocolate

Best Vegan Meat
1. Redwood
2. Fry's
3. Linda McCartneys

Best Vegan Restaurant/Café
1. The George, Brighton
2. Terre a Terre, Brighton
3. 222, London

Best Vegan Bodycare
1. Lush
2. Jason
3. Honesty Cosmetics

Best Vegan Media
1. Secret Society Of Vegans
2. Vegan Village
3. Off The Hoof

Best Vegan Shop
1. Infinity, Brighton
2. Veggiestuff.com
3. Unicorn, Manchester

Best Vegan Manufacturer
1. Bute Island
2. Vegetarian Shoes
3. Provamel

Best Vegan Small Campaigns Group
1. SHAC
2. Sea Shepherd
3. Greyhound Action

Best Vegan Celebrity
1. Keith Mann
2. Moby
3. Chrissy Hynde

Full results - see here

The 2008 Winners were

Best Vegan Entertainers
1. Benjamin Zephaniah
2. Rubber Ritchie
3. Wonderpig

Best Vegan Publications
1. The Vegan (Vegan Society)
2. Outrage (Animal Aid)
3. Viva!Life

Best Vegan Distributors
1. Suma - Yorkshire
2. Essential - Bristol
3. Infinity - Brighton

Best Vegan Campaigners
1. Andrew Tyler - Animal Aid
2. Heather Mills
3. Ingrid Newkirk - PETA

Best Dairy Alternatives
1. Booja Booja Stuff In a Tub
2. Bute Island Sheese
3. Swedish Glace Ice Cream

Best Vegan Shows and Events
1. Bristol Vegan Fayre
2. Xmas Without Cruelty
3. Incredible Veggie Roadshows

Best Vegan Local Campaigning/Social Group
1. Bristol Vegans
2. Campaign for Eco Veganism
3. Scouseveg

Best Vegan Raw/Superfood Suppliers
1. Yaoh
2. Total Raw Food
3. Raw Chocolate Company

2007 Winners

Best Vegan Product
1st Booja Booja Truffles
2nd Veggies Veggieburger
3rd Raw Living Hi Crunch Raw Choccy Bar

Best Vegan Company
1st Redwood Wholefoods,
2nd Yaoh,
3rd Beanies Health Foods

Best Vegan Individual Achievement
1st Benjamin Zephaniah
2nd Angie Greenaway (from Viva)
3rd Stella McCartney

Best Independent Health Store
1st Infinity-Brighton,
2nd Harvest- Bristol
3rd Wild Oats-Bristol,

Best Vegan Organisation
1st Viva!,
2nd The Vegan Society,
3rd PeTA

Best On Line Shop
1st Veganstore.co.uk,
2nd DetoxYourWorld.co.uk,
3rd Bourgeois Boheme

Best Vegan Media/publication
1st VeganVillage,
2nd Lifescape Magazine,
3rd Veganforum.com


‘Everyone at Infinity is very pleased with the award especially as it was a vote by the public' - Eliz, Infinity Foods, winners of the 2007 ‘Best Independent Health Stores' award

‘We were very flattered to be presented with the award for ‘Best Vegan Company' in the 007 Vegan Environmental Awards. A big big thankyou to everyone who voted for us'- Caroline, Redwood Foods, winners of the 2007 ‘Best vegan Company' award

"Thank you very much to all those who voted for Booja Booja as their favourite vegan product of 2007. Our chocolates have won a shelf full of awards over the years for all kinds of reasons but this is one of the ones that means the most for me because it was voted for by vegans - the people I have in mind when we develop our products - people who have had enough of the appalling abuse of non - humans which is mostly taken for granted in our culture and of the abuse on their own bodies of the ‘normal' diet . So thank you, thank you. When I can feel that what we are doing is being fully received I am inspired to persevere and do more, do more to support people's vegan choices by creating extraordinarily delicious and benign vegan delicacies that happily recognise the human reality for the desire for occasional treats" - Colin Mace, The Booja Booja Company, winners of the 2007 ‘Best Vegan Product'

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