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The 2015 Veggie Awards

Our annual list of the very best of all-things vegan is here! Read on for this year’s reader and editor’s picks for today’s hottest vegan people, places, and products.

In 2015, veganism has skyrocketed in a way we always knew possible. From celebrity endorsements (Moby! Pamela! Russell!) to meat-free restaurants opening in cities best known for steakhouses to the spectacular rise of artisanal vegan cheese, how could it not? And judging by the 1.3 million votes received in this year’s Veggie Award reader poll (a VegNews record), we’d say you agree. It’s been a busy 12 months for the veg world, and we can hardly wait to see what 2016 brings. In the meantime, we give you the best of the best of all-things veg ...
 
READER PICKS
 
>> CHOW

Favorite Ice Cream
Coconut Bliss
 
Favorite Cookie
Enjoy Life
 
Favorite Chocolate
Endangered Species Chocolate
 
Favorite Milk
Almond Milk
 
Favorite Milk Brand
Almond Breeze
 
Favorite Meat
Gardein
 
Favorite Tofu
Nasoya
 
Favorite Staple Cheese
Daiya
 
Favorite Artisinal Cheese
Miyoko's Kitchen
 
Favorite Energy Bar
LÄRABAR
 
Favorite Snack Food
Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavored Squares
 
Favorite Candy
Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
 
Favorite Condiment
Vegenaise
 
Favorite Fresh Juice
Naked Juice

Favorite Protein Powder
Yuve Vegan Nutritional Shake

>> STYLE

Favorite Hair Care
Aveda

Favorite Makeup
Urban Decay

>> GO

Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant
Candle 79 (New York City)

Favorite Casual Restaurant
Gracias Madre (Los Angeles + San Francisco)

Favorite Vegan Chain
Native Foods (Nationwide)

Favorite Online Bakery
Allison's Gourmet

Favorite Store
MooShoes (New York + Los Angeles)

Favorite Online Store
Vegan Essentials

Favorite Veg-Friendly City
Portland, OR

Favorite Animal Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary (New York + California)

>> PEOPLE & MEDIA

Favorite Celebrity
Ellen Degeneres

Favorite Cookbook
Eat Like You Give A Damn

Favorite Website
HappyCow.net

Favorite Blog
Oh She Glows

Favorite Animal Organization
Farm Sanctuary

Favorite Vegan Organization
Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

EDITOR PICKS

Person of the Year
Moby

Product of the Year
Miyoko's Creamery
 
Company of the Year
Field Roast
 
Restaurant of the Year
Modern Love Omaha
 
Book of the Year
Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

Cookbook of the Year
Teff Love

Comeback of the Year
Pamela Anderson
 
Non-Profit of the Year
The Gentle Barn
 
Party of the Year
Booze Invasion
 
Rookie Activist of the Year
Renee King-Sonnen
 
Innovation of the Year
Chickpea Meringue

Politician of the Year
Cory Booker

Obsession of the Year
Peanut Butter Cups

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