Higgidy Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Roasted Chickpea Masala Pie

Higgidy Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Roasted Chickpea Masala Pie

Shoreham-by-Sea – 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 Pie – for the second year in a row – is Shoreham-by-Sea business Higgidy for its vegan Roasted Chickpea Masala Pie, with a combination of flavours layered in perfect pastry.

“We’re thrilled to have won Best Vegan Pie in the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2022!” says Higgidy Senior Brand Manager Amy Bellchambers. “As a veg-led brand with over 75% of our range veggie and vegan, we are all about celebrating the glory of veg and are continuing to develop ever more delicious, exciting plant-based flavour combinations. This particular pie is a firm favourite with our consumers and the Higgidy team.”

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 also nabbed a slice of the action, winning Best Vegan Pizza with its Vegan PepperoNAY. After launching its Omni Fish and Chips in more than 500 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, and everything from OGGS’ fluffy vegan eggs to La Vie’s crispy vegan bacon proves just how much the market has grown since we launched the Vegan Food Awards 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, piglets’ tails may be docked without painkillers, chickens’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive. PETA notes that vegan foods have a smaller carbon footprint than animal-derived foods, 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 PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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