The best vegan brands as voted for the Vegfest Awards 2018

VegfestUK played host to its own vegan Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 27th 2018 at VegfestUK London, with 18 awards trophies up for grabs after 6 weeks of voting online by the public which gathered altogether 7,086 votes in total.

The Awards, which celebrated its 12th year since its inception in 2007, promote the best vegan brands and groups in the UK market. In 2018 the Awards boasted altogether 18 categories with 10 nominees each and the nominee who gathered the most votes after the 6-week voting period was chosen to be the winner in their category.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by VegfestUK PR manager and VeggieVision founder Karin Ridgers, with the awards trophies handed out to winners by presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.


Here are the full results and some images from the event I captured on Saturday:

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Best Vegan Festival
Total number of votes cast: 3794

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Vegan Life Live London 869*
UK Vegan CampOut 834
Bristol Viva! Vegan Festival 509
Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 306
West Midlands Vegan Festival 291
Live A Better Life (LABL) Vegan Fair Liverpool 289
Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival 249
Vevolution 189
Newcastle Vegan Festival 157
North East Vegan Festival 82


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Best Vegan Bags
Total number of votes cast: 3259

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Matt & Nat 718*
The Lovely Things 607
Lifestyle International Limited 588
Beyond Bags 484
LaBante London 312
Hetty Sam 238
Paguro Upcycle 141
Thamon London 57
Watts Kork 53
Moddanio 45


Best Vegan Superfood Brand
Total number of votes cast: 3129

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Vivo Life 748*
Vega 659
GOOD Hemp Dairy Free 541
Naturya 398
Revolution Foods 362
The Culinary Caveman 118
SuperFoodLx 83
BodyMe 82
Sambazon UK 66
Pure Recharge 53

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Best Vegan Ready Meals
Total number of votes cast: 3222

Nominee / Number of Votes
*One Planet Pizza 974*
Tideford Organics 512
Mr Nice Pie 446
Badgers Vegan Kitchen 394
Pie Baby 263
VeGain Meals 208
Mr Lee’s Noodles 153
Vegbred 114
Vegetarian Caviar Club 74
Pep & Lekker 66

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Best Vegan Magazine
Total number of votes cast: 3126

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Vegan Life Magazine 845*
Vegan Food and Living Magazine 548
PlantBased Magazine 442
Simply Vegan Magazine 423
Vegan Living Magazine 331
T.O.F.U. Magazine 162
Positively Vegan Magazine 153
The Hectic Vegan Magazine 82
Vilda Magazine 81
Vegan Trade Journal 43

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Best Vegan Online Resource
Total number of votes cast: 4200

Nominee / Number of Votes
*HappyCow 1078*
Plant Based News 905
The Vegan Society 560
LIVEKINDLY 398
Veganuary 359
Viva! 269
Barnivore 217
Animal Aid 162
vanilla bean 116
Go Vegan World 113

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Best Vegan Cleaning Brand
Total number of votes cast: 3613

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Astonish 860*
Method 602
Ecoleaf 408
Living Naturally 398
Ecozone 391
Bio-D 329
Norwex 200
Ecoegg 150
humblestuff 146
The Goodwash Company 108

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Best Vegan Bodycare
Total number of votes cast: 3331

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Eden Perfumes 892*
Dr. Bronner’s 658
Buddha Beauty 570
Indigenous Beauty 300
Shea – Me 296
Yaoh 137
Fair Squared 131
Fruu 129
IUVO 105
Optiat 96

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Best Vegan Clothing
Total number of votes cast: 3011

Nominee/ Number of Votes
*Viva La Vegan 731*
ETHCS 656
Wear Your Voice 272
Hempish 258
Anticarnist 237
HeartCure 210
A Kind Living 180
Vegan Deviant 159
New Spirit 151
Stay Close Clothing 142

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Best Vegan Footwear
Total number of votes cast: 2952

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Vegetarian Shoes 599*
Beyond Skin 592
Will’s Vegan Shoes 569
Eco Vegan Shoes 337
Ethical Wares 236
Freerangers 174
Bourgeois Boheme 125
Freet Footwear 119
The Third Estate 113
ALIVE Boutique 71

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Best Vegan Restaurant / Cafe
Total number of votes cast: 3286

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Purezza 626*
The Flying Duck 572
222 Vegan Cuisine 433
V Rev Vegan Diner (formerly V-Revolution) 367
Little Green 268
Matter Fastfoods 237
Natural Bar & Kitchen 227
The Old Red Bus Station 195
Anna-Loka 179
Erpingham House 162

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Best Vegan “Cheese”
Total number of votes cast: 3411

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Follow Your Heart 709*
Bute Island Foods 708
Tyne Chease 417
I Am Nut OK 410
Mel’s Kindness Kitchen 263
New Roots 223
Kinda Co. 191
Good Carma Foods 170
Raw Food Rosie’s 153
Nutkin 147

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Best Vegan Cakes
Total number of votes cast: 3263

Nominee / Number of Votes
*The Vegan Cakery 1135*
Ms. Cupcake 575
Baking Bad 462
Cupcakes & Shhht 301
Rubys of London 229
Vegan Sweet Tooth London 167
Organic Livity 158
Rosina Makes 85
Beau Monde Bakery (formerly Eat Petite) 66
Birch’s Bakehouse (formerly Babbaloos Bakery) 64

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Best Vegan Snacks
Total number of votes cast: 3140

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Nakd Wholefoods 1505*
Pulsin 363
Quinoa Crack 208
Perk!er Foods 208
Fry’s Coconut Island 196
Rhythm108 184
The Primal Pantry 165
Creative Nature Superfoods 123
ChicP 104
MySnack UK 66

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Best Vegan Caterer
Total number of votes cast: 2812

Nominee / Number of Votes
*What the Pitta 603*
Happy Maki 348
Herbivorous 335
Greek Vegan Deli 310
Veggies 256
The Spotless Leopard 235
Lazyboy Kitchen 226
Brownins 225
Chaatit 142
Gillie Food 115

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Best Vegan “Meat”
Total number of votes cast: 3579

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Fry’s 758*
Temple Of Seitan 638
Tofurky 572
Oumph! 443
VBites 278
LoveSeitan 212
Sgaia’s Vegan Meats 206
Vegusto 177
Dragonfly Foods 166
Lettices 108

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Best Vegan Dessert
Total number of votes cast: 3379

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Booja Booja 1459*
The Coconut Collaborative 412
Pudology 345
Ice Green 230
Freaks of Nature 227
NUSH 225
Ananda’s Marshmallows 161
Smooze 107
Norty Puds 102
MiiRO 88

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Best Vegan Chocolate
Total number of votes cast: 3294

Nominee / Number of Votes
*Moo Free Chocolates 1351*
The Raw Chocolate Company 395
So Free Chocolate 338
Loving Earth 308
Conscious Chocolate 213
The Raw Chocolate Pie Company 193
Solkiki Chocolatemaker 182
Harth Truffles 115
Peakz 96
Ethicoco 85

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