For Immediate Release:

23 September 2015


Elisa Allen +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 243; [email protected]


GIVE Kitchen Honoured for Meeting Growing Demand for Healthy, Humane and Eco-Friendly Vegan Food

Liverpool – The demand for vegan fare in the UK has skyrocketed in recent years: one in five households now chooses dairy-free milk, the market for meat-free products is worth over £625 million and government surveys reveal the lowest rates of meat and fish consumption in at least a decade. That’s why PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – had no trouble finding volunteers to taste-test the hottest plant-based products on the market for its third annual Vegan Food Awards. PETA is delighted to announce that GIVE Kitchen has won in the category of Best Vegan Food Service.

“We are so happy to win the award for PETA’s 2015 Best Vegan Food Service! Since launching in June, it’s been non-stop meeting orders and delivering our plant-based, whole-food meals across the UK; to be recognised for all our hard work this early on is just amazing!” say Paul Hampson and Dario Curcillo, co-founders of GIVE Kitchen. “GIVE is built on the strong ethical belief that raising, hurting and killing animals for food is … cruel and totally unnecessary, but through eating a vegan diet you will … drastically improve your health and help reduce greenhouse gases and deforestation. We also feel that we are bridging a growing gap in the market and meeting the increasing demand for fresh, organic vegan-ready meals that are delivered direct to the door. Thank you, PETA, for your support and for awarding GIVE Kitchen as Best Vegan Food Service of the year – it means the world to us!”

“PETA’s winners are the perfect example of how today’s businesses – from the finest hotels to affordable supermarkets – are meeting the demand for food that’s healthy, humane and eco-friendly”, says PETA’s Dawn Carr. “So many delicious products are now available at the click of a button or by making a trip to the local grocery store – there has never been a better time to go vegan.”

In addition to causing the suffering of animals on factory farms, raising and killing animals for food is catastrophic for the environment. The United Nations has said that a move towards a vegan diet is necessary to offset the worst effects of climate change. The consumption of dairy foods and other animal-derived items has also been linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Whether it’s out of environmental concern, to alleviate animal suffering or for health reasons, interest in a plant-based diet is higher than ever before. Numerous celebrities – including former US President Bill Clinton, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Jared Leto and Alan Cumming – are praising the benefits of vegan eating.

A copy of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards logo is available here. And a high-resolution photo of some of our winners is available here.

To read about all the winners, please visit or click here.