2018 Award Results

VegfestUK played host to its own vegan Awards Ceremony on Saturday October 27th 2018 at VegfestUK London, with 18 awards trophies up for grabs after 6 weeks of voting online by the public which gathered altogether 7,086 votes in total.

The Awards, which celebrated its 12th year since its inception in 2007, promote the best vegan brands and groups in the UK market. In 2018 the Awards boasted altogether 18 categories with 10 nominees each and the nominee who gathered the most votes after the 6-week voting period was chosen to be the winner in their category.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by VegfestUK PR manager and VeggieVision founder Karin Ridgers, with the awards trophies handed out to winners by presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.

The organisers added:

It’s brilliant to have the privilege of hosting our awards for 12 years running. Over this period of time, we have witnessed the rise of some really exciting vegan brands and amazing vegan products, and our awards serve to celebrate the diversity and variety of vegan options available in the UK. To rise to the challenge of accommodating more unique and dynamic brands and groups, this year we have introduced some new categories such as Best Vegan Festivals, Best Vegan Bags, Best Vegan Superfood Brand and Best Vegan Ready Meals, each of which has seen a healthy amount of votes cast by the public. Many thanks to everyone who has backed their favourites in the process by casting their votes, and of course congratulations to the winners, and also huge kudos to every nominee for bringing through their own vegan products or services to the UK market – your contributions have made it easier than ever before to be vegan in this country. Finally, big thanks to our presenters Karin and Sarah-Jane for hosting a wonderful occasion at the Ceremony for us.

A selection of pictures taken live from the event is available at the link here.

Full Results

Best Vegan Festival

Total number of votes cast: 3794

NomineeNumber of Votes
Vegan Life Live London869
UK Vegan CampOut834
Bristol Viva! Vegan Festival509
Animal Aid Christmas Fayre306
West Midlands Vegan Festival291
Live A Better Life (LABL) Vegan Fair Liverpool289
Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival249
Vevolution189
Newcastle Vegan Festival157
North East Vegan Festival82

 

Best Vegan Bags

Total number of votes cast: 3259

NomineeNumber of Votes
Matt & Nat718
The Lovely Things607
Lifestyle International Limited588
Beyond Bags484
LaBante London312
Hetty Sam238
Paguro Upcycle141
Thamon London57
Watts Kork53
Moddanio45

 

Best Vegan Superfood Brand

Total number of votes cast: 3129

NomineeNumber of Votes
Vivo Life748
Vega659
GOOD Hemp Dairy Free541
Naturya398
Revolution Foods362
The Culinary Caveman118
SuperFoodLx83
BodyMe82
Sambazon UK66
Pure Recharge53

 

Best Vegan Ready Meals

Total number of votes cast: 3222

NomineeNumber of Votes
One Planet Pizza974
Tideford Organics512
Mr Nice Pie446
Badgers Vegan Kitchen394
Pie Baby263
VeGain Meals208
Mr Lee’s Noodles153
Vegbred114
Vegetarian Caviar Club74
Pep & Lekker66

 

Best Vegan Magazine

Total number of votes cast: 3126

NomineeNumber of Votes
Vegan Life Magazine845
Vegan Food and Living Magazine548
PlantBased Magazine442
Simply Vegan Magazine423
Vegan Living Magazine331
T.O.F.U. Magazine162
Positively Vegan Magazine153
The Hectic Vegan Magazine82
Vilda Magazine81
Vegan Trade Journal43

 

Best Vegan Online Resource

Total number of votes cast: 4200

NomineeNumber of Votes
HappyCow1078
Plant Based News905
The Vegan Society560
LIVEKINDLY398
Veganuary359
Viva!269
Barnivore217
Animal Aid162
vanilla bean116
Go Vegan World113

 

Best Vegan Cleaning Brand

Total number of votes cast: 3613

NomineeNumber of Votes
Astonish860
Method602
Ecoleaf408
Living Naturally398
Ecozone391
Bio-D329
Norwex200
Ecoegg150
humblestuff146
The Goodwash Company108

 

Best Vegan Bodycare

Total number of votes cast: 3331

NomineeNumber of Votes
Eden Perfumes892
Dr. Bronner’s658
Buddha Beauty570
Indigenous Beauty300
Shea – Me296
Yaoh137
Fair Squared131
Fruu129
IUVO105
Optiat96

 

Best Vegan Clothing

Total number of votes cast: 3011

NomineeNumber of Votes
Viva La Vegan731
ETHCS656
Wear Your Voice272
Hempish258
Anticarnist237
HeartCure210
A Kind Living180
Vegan Deviant159
New Spirit151
Stay Close Clothing142

 

Best Vegan Footwear

Total number of votes cast: 2952

NomineeNumber of Votes
Vegetarian Shoes599
Beyond Skin592
Will’s Vegan Shoes569
Eco Vegan Shoes337
Ethical Wares236
Freerangers174
Bourgeois Boheme125
Freet Footwear119
The Third Estate113
ALIVE Boutique71

 

Best Vegan Restaurant / Cafe

Total number of votes cast: 3286

NomineeNumber of Votes
Purezza626
The Flying Duck572
222 Vegan Cuisine433
V Rev Vegan Diner (formerly V-Revolution)367
Little Green268
Matter Fastfoods237
Natural Bar & Kitchen227
The Old Red Bus Station195
Anna-Loka179
Erpingham House162

 

Best Vegan “Cheese”

Total number of votes cast: 3411

NomineeNumber of Votes
Follow Your Heart709
Bute Island Foods708
Tyne Chease417
I Am Nut OK410
Mel’s Kindness Kitchen263
New Roots223
Kinda Co.191
Good Carma Foods170
Raw Food Rosie’s153
Nutkin147

 

Best Vegan Cakes

Total number of votes cast: 3263

NomineeNumber of Votes
The Vegan Cakery1135
Ms. Cupcake575
Baking Bad462
Cupcakes & Shhht301
Rubys of London229
Vegan Sweet Tooth London167
Organic Livity158
Rosina Makes85
Beau Monde Bakery (formerly Eat Petite)66
Birch’s Bakehouse (formerly Babbaloos Bakery)64

 

Best Vegan Snacks

Total number of votes cast: 3140

NomineeNumber of Votes
Nakd Wholefoods1505
Pulsin363
Quinoa Crack208
Perk!er Foods208
Fry’s Coconut Island196
Rhythm108184
The Primal Pantry165
Creative Nature Superfoods123
ChicP104
MySnack UK66

 

Best Vegan Caterer

Total number of votes cast: 2812

NomineeNumber of Votes
What the Pitta603
Happy Maki348
Herbivorous335
Greek Vegan Deli310
Veggies256
The Spotless Leopard235
Lazyboy Kitchen226
Brownins225
Chaatit142
Gillie Food115

 

Best Vegan “Meat”

Total number of votes cast: 3579

NomineeNumber of Votes
Fry’s758
Temple Of Seitan638
Tofurky572
Oumph!443
VBites278
LoveSeitan212
Sgaia’s Vegan Meats206
Vegusto177
Dragonfly Foods166
Lettices108

 

Best Vegan Dessert

Total number of votes cast: 3379

NomineeNumber of Votes
Booja Booja1459
The Coconut Collaborative412
Pudology345
Ice Green230
Freaks of Nature227
NUSH225
Ananda’s Marshmallows161
Smooze107
Norty Puds102
MiiRO88

 

Best Vegan Chocolate

Total number of votes cast: 3294

NomineeNumber of Votes
Moo Free Chocolates1351
The Raw Chocolate Company395
So Free Chocolate338
Loving Earth308
Conscious Chocolate213
The Raw Chocolate Pie Company193
Solkiki Chocolatemaker182
Harth Truffles115
Peakz96
Ethicoco85