KFC, Nando’s, and Tesco Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

KFC, Nando’s, and Tesco Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

Grab-and-Go and Delivery Options Win Big in 2020

London – 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.

Twenty-four categories are included in this year’s awards, and most of the winning products are social distancing–friendly, as they’re available to grab and go, as takeaway, or for delivery. Here are just some of the delicious winners:

  • Best Vegan Chicken: KFC Original Recipe Vegan Burger
  • Best Vegan Range: Tesco Plant Chef
  • Best Vegan Sausage: Richmond Meat-Free Sausages
  • Best Vegan Mayo: Nando’s Vegan PERInaise
  • Best Vegan Cake: OGGS Victoria Sponge Cakes
  • Best Vegan Pizza: Papa John’s The Vegan Works

Other winners include Pukka (Best Vegan Pie), Co-op (Best Vegan Burger), 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. “The winners of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards are making it easier than ever to go vegan by dishing up everything from creamy dairy-free ice cream to satisfying vegan fried chicken.”

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.


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