3D-Printed Vegan Steak at Bristol’s Square Kitchen Wins PETA Award

3D-Printed Vegan Steak at Bristol’s Square Kitchen Wins PETA Award

Bristol – With competition in the vegan food industry at an all-time high, PETA’s 2023 Vegan Food Awards – the 11th annual celebration of delicious new animal-free offerings – is highlighting the dairy-free crème de la crème of plant-based fare.

The winner of Best Vegan Meat is Redefine Meat’s 3D-printed flank “steak”, a sizzlingly juicy cut of “meat” that’s completely free from animal exploitation. Restaurant-goers can find the 6 oz cut at The Square Kitchen – one of Bristol’s top restaurants – drizzled with chimichurri and served with Île de France spinach and triple-cooked chips. “A fantastic product to work with, both flavour and texture is remarkable. It’s unlike any product I’ve worked with over my 30 years of cheffing,” says The Square Kitchen’s head chef Aidan Fisher.

Other winners include Exeter’s Sacred Grounds eatery in the Best Vegan Egg category for its perfectly runny poached “egg”; VFC in Best Vegan Chicken for its Chick*n Stompers (corn flake–coated nuggets); Honestly Tasty in Best Vegan Cheese for its sensational blue variety, available from Ocado; and Biscuit Boutique in Best Vegan Luxury Product for its intricately decorated speculoos cookies, which are almost too beautiful to eat. And in response to Philip Khoury’s recent publication of A New Way to Bake, which shows readers how to create elaborate desserts without eggs or dairy, PETA awarded the Harrods head pastry chef with Best Vegan Cookbook. A full list of the winners can be found here.

“The demand for vegan food is booming as more people learn about the benefits to their health, the planet, and animals,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Whether they’re 3D-printing steaks or producing hen-friendly ‘eggs’ with runny yolks, PETA celebrates this year’s winners for paving the way to a vegan future.”

In today’s meat, egg, dairy, and fishing industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets’ tails are docked without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive. PETA notes that vegan foods have a smaller carbon footprint, while the meat and dairy industries are top producers of the greenhouse gases that contribute to the climate catastrophe. Eating vegan also lowers a person’s risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – offers a free vegan starter kit and opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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