In 2018, veganism skyrocketed. From the explosion of plant-based eateries to the emergence of new dairy-free ice creams to big corporations going vegan, the proof is in the (dairy-free) pudding. Judging by the 2.1 million votes we received in this year’s Veggie Awards, we’d say you’re as excited as we are about the growth of the plant-based lifestyle. It’s been a busy 12 months for the veg world, and we can hardly wait to see what 2019 brings. In the meantime, we are excited to give you the very best of veganism.

Here are the winners of the 2018 VegNews Veggie Awards …

READER PICKS

>> CHOW

Best Cookie
Lenny & Larry’s

Best Ice Cream
So Delicious

Best Milk
Califia Farms

Best Chocolate
Endangered Species Chocolate

Best Veggie Burger
Beyond Burger

Best Staple Cheese
Daiya Foods & Follow Your Heart (tie!)

Best Artisanal Cheese
Miyoko’s Kitchen

Best Yogurt
Kite Hill

Best Energy Bar
Lärabar

Best Snack
Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

Best Candy
Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Best Accidentally Vegan Treat
Oreo

Best Cookie Dough
EatPastry

Best Kombucha
GT’s Living Foods

Best Plant Protein Powder
Vega

Best Condiment
Vegenaise

Best Dog Food
Halo


>> STYLE

Best Hair Care
LUSH

Best Makeup
Pacifica

Best Fashion Label
BEETxBEET

Best Handbags
Matt & Nat

Best Shoes
Novacas

 

>> GO

Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Vedge (Philadelphia)

Best Casual Restaurant
Sage Vegan Bistro (Los Angeles)

Best Vegan Chain
Veggie Grill (Nationwide)

Best Vegan Store
Herbivore (Portland)

Best Meal Delivery Service
Veestro

Best Bakery
Cinnaholic (Nationwide) & Vegan Treats (Bethlehem, PA) (tie!)

Best Vegan Doughnut Shop
Doe Donuts (Portland) & Donut Friend (Los Angeles) (tie!)

Best Online Store
Vegan Essentials

 

>> PEOPLE & MEDIA

Best Vegan Celebrity
Woody Harrelson

Best Cookbook
Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota

Best Blog
Minimalist Baker

Best Social Media Star
Tim Moore (@veganfatkid)


EDITOR PICKS

VegNews editors carefully selected the companies, products, people, and trends that have played the biggest roles in moving veganism into the mainstream in 2018.

Product of the Year
Impossible Burger

Company of the Year
Oatly

Trend of the Year
Vegan Fast Food

Story of the Year
Starbucks

City of the Year
Minneapolis

For more on all of our 2018 Veggie Award winners, grab the November+December Holiday Issue on newsstands or the VegNews store today!