Pâtisserie Verte Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Delightful Macarons

Pâtisserie Verte Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Delightful Macarons

Cardiff – 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 Luxury Product is Cardiff-based all-vegan business Pâtisserie Verte for its delicate range of macarons that are hand-crafted by Bake Off: The Professionals winner chef Thibault Courtoisier. The dainty delights are available to order online, and flavours include pistachio and white chocolate ganache and chocolate and hazelnut.

“We’re over the moon to have won Best Vegan Luxury Product in the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2022! Our mission is to make high-end vegan patisserie the patisserie of the 21st century, so this is a wonderful achievement for the team,” says co-founder and director of Pâtisserie Verte Cari Barley. “When we started at Christmas 2020, the macaron was our first and only product, so it’s great to see it celebrated here. Since then, we’ve added many more products, but our macarons will always hold a special place in our hearts at Pâtisserie Verte.”

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.


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