Black Rabbit Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Nae Egg & Cress Sandwich

Black Rabbit Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Nae Egg & Cress Sandwich

Edinburgh – This year marks the 10th anniversary of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards – an annual celebration of delicious new animal-free offerings – and 2022’s roundup is sure to win over the one-third of Brits who now report an interest in going vegan.

Picking up the award for Best Vegan Sandwich is Edinburgh-based café Black Rabbit for its vegan Nae Egg & Cress sandwich, a delicious combination of tofu, vegan mayo, and cress that offers all the flavour without the cruelty of caging sensitive chickens for their eggs. This independent vegan deli and coffee shop in Edinburgh serves fresh sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and more.

In addition, Co-op won Best Vegan Milk for its creamy, barista-approved oat milk. Byron took home Best Vegan Burger for its massive Vegan Double Bacon Cheese Burger, and Domino’s nabbed a slice of the action for Best Vegan Pizza with its Vegan PepperoNAY Pizza. After launching Omni Vegan Fish & Chips in more than 500 of its pubs across the UK, Greene King won Best Vegan Fish Dish. For the full list of winners, click here.

“Supermarkets and restaurants are meeting the growing demand for exciting animal- and planet-friendly fare, with everything from OGGS’ fluffy vegan eggs to La Vie’s crispy vegan bacon, proving just how much the market has grown since the Vegan Food Awards kicked off a decade ago,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA’s 2022 winners are more diverse and delicious than ever, but every time someone chooses a vegan meal, the real winners are the animals.”

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 may be docked without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive. PETA notes that vegan foods have a smaller carbon footprint, as animal agriculture is a leading producer of the greenhouse gases that contribute to the climate catastrophe. Eating vegan also lowers a person’s risk of developing heart disease and cancer.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. High-resolution images of the winners are available here. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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