Higgidy Nabs PETA Vegan Food Award for Mini No Pork Pies

Higgidy Nabs PETA Vegan Food Award for Mini No Pork Pies

Shoreham-by-Sea – As more than 1 million households in the UK are now vegan or vegetarian, PETA is recognising the latest and tastiest offerings that are making it easier than ever to make the switch with its ninth annual Vegan Food Awards.

Nabbing the award for Best Vegan Pie is Shoreham-by-Sea–based business Higgidy for its Mini No-Pork Pies, filled with red pepper, sunblush tomato, carrot, and green lentils and encased in vegan hot-water crust pastry. The new pie is part of Higgidy’s ever-growing plant-based range, which can be found in supermarkets nationwide.

McDonald’s won Best Vegan Burger for its protein-packed McPlant, and Burger King took home the Launch of the Year award for its crispy Vegan Royale. Both are sure to introduce new audiences to vegan food. Other winners include Alexis Gauthier’s vegan restaurant 123V, which nabbed Best Vegan Sushi, and VFC – a start-up founded by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover – which took the prize for Best Vegan Chicken, an award that went to KFC last year. The full list of winners can be found here.

“Vegan picks are so popular they’re landing on the menus of the biggest chains and flying off the shelves of every supermarket,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Higgidy is making it easier than ever for Shoreham-by-Sea locals and people nationwide to go vegan by offering satisfying savoury pies that are delicious and flesh-free.”

Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death. Eating vegan also slashes greenhouse-gas emissions and 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 PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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