Forgan’s ‘Fish’ and Considerit Doughnuts Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

 

Forgan’s ‘Fish’ and Considerit Doughnuts Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

Scottish Companies Honoured for Meeting the Surging Demand for Plant-Based Fare

Scotland – As 12 million Brits aim to be meat-free by 2021 – and one in five have already reduced their meat consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic – PETA is recognising the most exciting vegan offerings on the market today with its eighth annual Vegan Food Awards.

Nabbing the award for Best Vegan Fish is Scottish restaurant Forgan’s, with locations in Broughty Ferry and St Andrews, for its Beer Battered Vegan Fish & Chips – served with thick-cut chips, vegan tartare sauce, lemon, and crushed peas. The winning dish is one of many vegan options available on its menu.

The award for Best Vegan Doughnuts goes to Considerit, based in Edinburgh, for its decadent plant-based treats. Available for delivery only – including to Glasgow, Falkirk, and Fife – flavours such as banoffee, chocolate and strawberry, and toffee apple crumble can be rolled out to your door.

Other winners include Pukka (Best Vegan Pie), KFC (Best Vegan Chicken), Greggs (Best Vegan Pasty), Aldi (Best Vegan Ready Meal), Subway (Best Vegan Sandwich), Eat of Eden (Best Vegan Mac & Cheese), and Pret A Manger (Best Vegan Cookie).

“The pandemic has demonstrated that widespread societal change is possible, and that includes the explosive growth in the already booming demand for vegan foods,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Forgan’s and Considerit are making it easier than ever for Scots to go vegan by dishing up indulgent plant-based doughnuts and satisfying beer-battered vegan fish.”

Confining and killing animals for food has led to the emergence of swine flu, bird flu, SARS, and now COVID-19. Raising animals for food also requires massive amounts of land, feed, energy, and water, and as a result, animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change. Each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals each year and lowers his or her risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. A copy of the group’s Vegan Food Awards logo is available here, and high-resolution images of the winners are available here. For the complete list of winners, please visit PETA.org.uk.

Contact:

Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]

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