The Doughnut Whisperer Nabs PETA Vegan Food Award

The Doughnut Whisperer Nabs PETA Vegan Food Award

Chester – As more than 1 million households in the UK are now vegan or vegetarian, PETA is recognising the latest and tastiest offerings that are making it easier than ever to make the switch with its ninth annual Vegan Food Awards.

Nabbing the award for Best Vegan Doughnuts is Chester-based company The Doughnut Whisperer for its delectable offerings. Owner and actor Emmett J Scanlan – star of Peaky Blinders – launched the doughnut shop online with his wife, Claire Cooper, and their vegan treats can be ordered via the website or found at local stockists. Flavours include Apple and Berry Crumble, Boston Cream, and Salted Caramel Pretzel.

McDonald’s won Best Vegan Burger for its protein-packed McPlant, and Burger King took home the Launch of the Year award for its crispy Vegan Royale. Both are sure to introduce new audiences to vegan food. Other winners include Alexis Gauthier’s vegan restaurant 123V, which nabbed Best Vegan Sushi, and VFC – a start-up founded by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover – which took the prize for Best Vegan Chicken, an award that went to KFC last year. The full list of winners can be found 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. “The Doughnut Whisperer is making it easier than ever for Chester locals and people nationwide to go vegan by offering satisfyingly sweet vegan doughnuts.”

Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death. 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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