Sacred Grounds’ Vegan Poached Egg Wins PETA Award

Sacred Grounds’ Vegan Poached Egg Wins PETA Award

Exeter – With competition in the vegan food industry at an all-time high, PETA’s 2023 Vegan Food Awards – the 11th annual celebration of delicious new animal-free offerings – is highlighting the dairy-free crème de la crème of plant-based fare.

The winner of Best Vegan Egg is Exeter-based café Sacred Grounds’ vegan poached egg. The clever and creative restaurateurs spent months cracking their recipe for this perfect vegan poached egg, made from a meticulous combination of silken tofu, turmeric, and pure kitchen wizardry.

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“The demand for vegan food is booming as more people learn about the benefits to their health, the planet, and animals,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Whether they’re producing hen-friendly ‘eggs’ with runny yolks or 3D-printing steaks, PETA celebrates this year’s winners for paving the way to a vegan future.”

Other winners include Redefine Meat in the Best Vegan Meat category for its 3D-printed flank “steak”, VFC in Best Vegan Chicken for its Chick*n Stompers (corn flake–coated nuggets), Honestly Tasty in Best Vegan Cheese for its sensational blue variety (available from Ocado), and Biscuit Boutique in Best Vegan Luxury Product for its intricately decorated speculoos cookies, which are almost too beautiful to eat! And in response to Harrods head pastry chef Philip Khoury’s recent publication A New Way to Bake, which shows readers how to create elaborate desserts without eggs or dairy, PETA presented him with the Best Vegan Cookbook award. A full list of the winners can be found here.

In today’s meat, egg, dairy, and fishing industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets’ tails are docked without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive. PETA notes that vegan foods have a smaller carbon footprint, while the meat and dairy industries are top producers of the greenhouse gases that contribute to the climate catastrophe. Eating vegan also lowers a person’s risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group offers a free vegan starter kit. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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