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The UK Vegan Awards 2012 were an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the products, places, companies, organisations and campaign groups who make a real difference to veganism, animals and the planet.

Thankyou to everyone who voted in the 2012 awards. The winners were announced and certificates presented at the West Midlands Vegan Festival on Sat 27th October in Wolverhampton. The winners are listed below, with the full results further down the page.


**** WINNERS ****

UK Vegan Awards 2012 winner's certificates 1. Best vegan chocolate
Booja Booja - www.boojabooja.com

2. Best vegan footwear
Vegetarian Shoes - www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk

3. Best vegan catering service
Fairfoods - www.fairfoods.org.uk

4. Best online vegan recipe guide
Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes - www.mouthwateringvegan.com

5. Best vegan cheese
Vegusto - www.vegusto.co.uk

6. Best animal rights campaign group
Animal Equality - www.animalequality.net

7. Best supermarket for vegan products
Sainsbury's - www.sainsburys.co.uk

8. Best vegan cakes
Hannah Banana Bakery - www.hannahbananabakery.co.uk

9. Best vegan meat
Fry's - www.frysvegetarian.co.uk

10. Most animal/vegan friendly environmental organisation
Greenpeace - www.greenpeace.org.uk

11. Best vegan bodycare products
Lush - www.lush.co.uk

12. Best vegan cafe/restaurant
inSpiral, Camden - www.inspiralled.net

13. Best national vegan awareness raising organisation
The Vegan Society - www.vegansociety.com

14. Best vegan milk
Alpro - www.alpro.com

15. Best vegan product/company/service not nominated elsewhere
Sweet Vegan - www.sweetvegan.co.uk


**** FULL RESULTS ****

1) Best vegan chocolate?

Booja Booja 442 (32.2%)
Moo Free Chocolate 346 (25.2%)
Montezuma 106 (7.7%)
Plamil 96 (7.0%)
Go Max Go Bars 90 (6.6%)
Organica 71 (5.2%)
Organic Seed & Bean Company 61 (4.4%)
Chocolate Wendy House 45 (3.3%)
Conscious Chocolate 45 (3.3%)
Hypo-Hyfryd 28 (2.0%)
Mr Popple's Chocolate 24 (1.7%)
Mulu Chocolate 19 (1.4%)

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2) Best vegan footwear?

Vegetarian Shoes 389 (37.0%)
Ethical Wares 142 (13.5%)
Beyond Skin 127 (12.1%)
Bourgeois Boheme 109 (10.4%)
Alternative Stores 96 (9.1%)
eco-vegan-shoes.com 70 (6.7%)
Freerangers 70 (6.7%)
Veganline 48 (4.6%)

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3) Best vegan catering service?

Fairfoods 125 (12.8%)
Veggies 122 (12.5%)
Shambhu's 120 (12.3%)
Titbits Catering 118 (12.1%)
Anarchist Teapot 100 (10.2%)
Rainforest Creations 75 (7.7%)
Green Garden Cafe 74 (7.6%)
Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods 65 (6.6%)
ChangeKitchen 53 (5.4%)
No Bones Jones 52 (5.3%)
Something Fishy 49 (5.0%)
Yellowbellys 25 (2.6%)

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4) Best online vegan recipe guide?

www.mouthwateringvegan.com 274 (24.1%)
www.veganrecipes.org.uk 128 (11.2%)
www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/food/recipes/ 115 (10.1%)
www.parsleysoup.co.uk 102 (9.0%)
www.veganvillage.co.uk/recipes.htm 96 (8.4%)
www.veganyumyum.com 93 (8.2%)
www.happyherbivore.com 88 (7.7%)
www.vegweb.com 68 (6.0%)
www.veganfamily.co.uk/kitchen.html 52 (4.6%)
www.simpleveganrecipes.co.uk 40 (3.5%)
www.vegetarianrecipeclub.org.uk 39 (3.4%)
www.veganrecipeguide.com 24 (2.1%)
www.chooseveg.com/vegan-recipes.asp 20 (1.8%)

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5) Best vegan cheese?

Vegusto 378 (30.8%)
Redwoods 294 (23.9%)
Tofutti 234 (19.0%)
Sheese 227 (18.5%)
Provamel 96 (7.8%)

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6) Best animal rights campaign group?

Animal Equality 307 (20.3%)
Animal Aid 304 (20.1%)
PETA 269 (17.8%)
Viva! 162 (10.7%)
Sea Shepherd 115 (7.6%)
Save the Harlan Beagles 88 (5.8%)
Hunt Saboteurs Association 62 (4.1%)
SHAC 54 (3.6%)
The Black Fish 40 (2.6%)
Captive Animals' Protection Society 35 (2.3%)
Animal Protection Agency 27 (1.8%)
Uncaged 27 (1.8%)
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade 13 (0.9%)
SPEAK 10 (0.7%)

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7) Best supermarket for vegan products?

Sainsbury's 289 (24.1%)
Waitrose 234 (19.5%)
Co-Op 229 (19.1%)
Tesco 178 (14.8%)
Asda 62 (5.2%)
Marks & Spencer 47 (3.9%)
Aldi 41 (3.4%)
Lidl 37 (3.1%)
Farmfoods 36 (3.0%)
Morrisons 34 (2.8%)
Iceland 12 (1.0%)

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8) Best vegan cakes?

Hannah Banana Bakery 403 (29.6%)
Ms Cupcake 278 (20.4%)
p.s...it's vegan! 226 (16.6%)
Heavenly Vegan Cupcakes 92 (6.8%)
The Heavenly Cake Company 71 (5.2%)
1066 Cake Stand 57 (4.2%)
Cupcake Jo's 56 (4.1%)
To Happy Vegans 54 (4.0%)
Blue Lotus Cakes 43 (3.2%)
Cottage Cupcake Company 42 (3.1%)
Baby Cakes Direct 23 (1.7%)
Cupcake Britain 11 (0.8%)
Ronlikescakes 6 (0.4%)

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9) Best vegan meat?

Fry's 309 (24.5%)
Redwood 294 (23.3%)
Linda McCartney 199 (15.8%)
Vegusto 78 (6.2%)
Amy's Kitchen 76 (6.0%)
Vegandeli 66 (5.2%)
Wheaty 59 (4.7%)
Goodlife 49 (3.9%)
Veggies 34 (2.7%)
Dragonfly 31 (2.5%)
Just Wholefoods 27 (2.1%)
Granose 22 (1.7%)
Soyfoods 18 (1.4%)

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10) Most animal/vegan friendly environmental organisation?

Greenpeace 256 (26.2%)
Friends of the Earth 212 (21.7%)
Earth First! 163 (16.7%)
Green Party 112 (11.5%)
Soil Association 75 (7.7%)
Women's Environmental Network 68 (7.0%)
Permaculture Association 57 (5.8%)
Transition Towns 19 (1.9%)
United Nations Environment Programme 16 (1.6%)

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11) Best vegan bodycare products?

Lush 501 (41.6%)
Faith in Nature 174 (14.5%)
Beauty without Cruelty 121 (10.0%)
Jason 80 (6.6%)
Green People 79 (6.6%)
Yaoh 60 (5.0%)
Honesty Cosmetics 55 (4.6%)
Vegan Health & Beauty 48 (4.0%)
Raw Gaia 36 (3.0%)
Lucy Rose 28 (2.3%)
Athene Skincare 16 (1.3%)
Brackencraft 6 (0.5%)

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12) Best vegan cafe/restaurant?

inSpiral, Camden 162 (15.6%)
Pogo Cafe, London 148 (14.3%)
VBites, Brighton 118 (11.4%)
Cafe Kino, Bristol 116 (11.2%)
Eighth Day Cafe, Manchester 96 (9.3%)
Warehouse Cafe, Birmingham 86 (8.3%)
Rainbow Cafe, Cambridge 86 (8.3%)
Mono, Glasgow 66 (6.4%)
Demuths, Bath 47 (4.5%)
Karmic Cafe, Worcester 33 (3.2%)
Jyoti's, Birmingham 31 (3.0%)
St Anne's Well, Malvern 26 (2.5%)
City Bar, Wolverhampton 21 (2.0%)

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13) Best national vegan awareness raising organisation?

Vegan Society 503 (38.0%)
PETA 327 (24.7%)
Animal Aid 270 (20.4%)
Viva! 223 (16.9%)

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14) Best vegan milk?

Alpro 639 (49.0%)
Rice Dream 189 (14.5%)
Kara 125 (9.6%)
Oatly 120 (9.2%)
So Good 70 (5.4%)
Plamil 55 (4.2%)
Kallo 53 (4.1%)
Good Hemp 52 (4.0%)

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15) Best vegan product/company/service not nominated elsewhere?

Sweet Vegan 150 (13.8%)
Ethical Pets 143 (13.1%)
Goody Good Stuff 107 (9.8%)
Vegfam 107 (9.8%)
Ecotricity 103 (9.5%)
VeggieVision 97 (8.9%)
Razzle Dazzle Ices 95 (8.7%)
Bessant & Drury 71 (6.5%)
Excellart 71 (6.5%)
Femmecup 64 (5.9%)
BarrowBoys Crisps 50 (4.6%)
Peppersmith 31 (2.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

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