McDonald’s and Burger King Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

McDonald’s and Burger King Nab PETA Vegan Food Awards

London– More than 1 million households in the UK are vegan or vegetarian, and PETA is recognising the latest and tastiest offerings that are making it easier than ever to make the switch. Its ninth annual Vegan Food Awards honours winners across 24 categories, some of which are listed below:

  • Best Vegan Sandwich: Every bit as good as the famed vegan sausage roll, Greggs’ Vegan Ham and CheeZe Baguette is another animal-friendly upgrade – and it’s oozing with dairy-free cheddar!
  • Best Vegan Squid: Made with mushrooms, not molluscs, wagamama’s vegan chilli squid is so good we created a new category for it!
  • Best Vegan Cookie: Diners don’t have to feel guilty eyeing the sweet treats by the till at Subway because the brand’s vegan double chocolate cookies are cow-friendly and cholesterol-free.
  • Best Vegan Bacon: Finnebrogue Artisan’s bacon-style rashers are available in shops, but you can also find them nestled in a soft white bun in Costa Coffee’s Vegan Bac’n Bap.
  • Best Vegan Hot Dog: Aldi’s vegan Plant Menu range has added another goodie to its already impressive mix – the smoky meat-free hot dog!

McDonald’s won Best Vegan Burger for its protein-packed McPlant, and Burger King won Launch of the Year for its crispy Vegan Royale – both are sure to introduce new audiences to vegan food. Among the other winners, Alexis Gauthier’s vegan restaurant 123V won Best Vegan Sushi, Oumph! won Best Vegan Meat for their versatile Kebab Döner Style, and VFC – a start-up founded by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover – won Best Vegan Chicken, an award that went to KFC last year.

For the full list of winners, click 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. “From fakin’ bacon to dairy-free desserts, every winner of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards makes it easy to eat vegan.”

Each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year. 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 or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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