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Vegan anniversary

Award winners

As part of our 25th year of fighting for animals, Viva! is celebrating those at the forefront of the vegan movement and presenting them with a Viva! 25th Anniversary Award.

The coveted awards are voted for by Viva!’s supporters and staff and are split into four main categories; Action for Animals, Award for Outstanding Achievements for Veganism, Award for Outstanding Loyalty & Commitment as a Business Partner and Awards for Excellence and Innovation. 

Category 1: Action for Animals

Ray Williams
Susan Segust
Virginia Lyszczarz
Marie Youngs
Sasha Bennett from Beneath the Wood Rescue Sanctuary ​​
Peter Egan


Category 2: Award for Outstanding Achievements for Veganism

Heather Mills
Robbie Lockie


Category 3: Award for Outstanding Loyalty & Commitment as a Business Partner 

Vegetarian Shoes
One Planet Pizza

Category 4: Award for Excellence and Innovation

Best vegan places to eat and sleep
Best vegan fine dining restaurant: Acorn
Best vegan casual restaurant: Café Thrive, Southampton
Best restaurant chain for vegans - evening: Pizza Express 
Best restaurant chain for vegans - lunch: Yo Sushi ​​​​​
Best vegan takeaway: Go V, Retford
Best hotel for vegans: Agrivilla i pini, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy
Best B&B for vegans: Rest Wing, Keswick 
Best guest house for vegans: Ambleside Manor, Ambleside  ​​
Best pub chain for vegans: Marston’s
Best individual pub for vegans: The Lady Luck, Canterbury
Best vegan caterers: The Spotless Leopard, Bristol 
and: Vegan to You, Wellington

Best vegan shops
Best vegan shop (Wales): Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store, Swansea ​​
Best vegan shop (England): Little Shop of Vegans, Norwich
Best vegan shop (Scotland): The Health Shop, Inverness 
Best vegan shop (N Ireland): The Nutmeg, Belfast 
Best vegan online shop: The Vegan Kind Supermarket 

Best vegan foods
Best vegan food range: VBites 
Best new vegan product – sweet: Vego White Almond Bliss 
Best new vegan product – savoury; Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll
Best vegan meat product: The Moving Mountains Burger
Best vegan sausage: Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Sausages
Best vegan burger: VBites V-Mega Burge
Best vegan pie: Kevin by Pieminister
Best vegan pizza: One Planet Pizza
Best vegan cheese: Violife
Best vegan desserts by a restaurant chain: Zizzi
Best vegan ice cream: Booja Booja Raspberry Ripple
Best vegan confectionery product: Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
Best vegan sweets: Candy Kittens
Best vegan snack bar: Eat Vegan Simply Vegan Bars
Best vegan savoury snacks: Aroma Foods
Best vegan drink: Rebel Kitchen Mylk Chocolate
Best vegan milk: Oatly Oat Drink Whole
Best vegan pet food: Benevo

Best vegan cosmetics, toiletries and fashion
Best vegan toiletries: Superdrug
Best vegan cosmetics range: Barry M
Best vegan cleaning products: Method
Best vegan perfume range: Eden Perfumes
Best vegan footwear: Vegetarian Shoes
Best vegan fashion item: Matt & Nat Vegan Handbags

Best vegan energy
Best green energy company: Ecotricity

Best vegan media
Best vegan news website: Plant Based News
Best vegan blogger: Fat Gay Vegan
Best vegan food blogger: Romy (London UK)
Best vegan social media star: Lucy Watson
Best vegan cookbook: Bosh by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby

Heather Mills wins Viva! anniversary award