You voted, we listened. This year, more than 2.6 million votes were cast to crown the absolute best vegan products, people, and places in the 20th annual Veggie Awards. And with big-name brands, cutting-edge restaurants, and real-life vegan superheroes (Joaquin, we’re looking at you) all battling it out for the top spot, one thing has become clear: it’s never been a better time to be vegan. We present you with the winners of the 2020 VegNews Veggie Awards!


Best Vegan Ice Cream
So Delicious

Best Vegan Milk

Best Vegan Cookie
Trader Joe’s

Best Vegan Burger
Beyond Burger

Best Vegan Staple Cheese
Follow Your Heart & Violife (tie!) 

Best Vegan Artisanal Cheese
Miyoko’s Creamery

Best Vegan Yogurt
Kite Hill

Best Vegan Chocolate
Endangered Species Chocolate

Best Vegan Snack
Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

Best Vegan Energy Bar

Best Vegan Candy
Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Best Accidentally Vegan Treat

Best New Vegan Product
Beyond Meat Beyond Beef

Best Vegan Kombucha
GT’s Living Foods

Best Vegan Protein Powder

Best Vegan Dog Food


Best Vegan Beauty Brand

Best Vegan Fashion Label
Stella McCartney

Best Vegan Shoes
Will’s Vegan Shoes


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Best Vegan City
Los Angeles

Best Vegan Casual Restaurant
Champs Diner (Brooklyn)

Best Vegan Fine Dining Restaurant
Crossroads (Los Angeles) & Vedge (Philadelphia)

Best Vegan Bakery
Cinnaholic (Nationwide)

Best Vegan Restaurant Chain
Veggie Grill (Nationwide)

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

Best Grocery Store
Vegan Essentials

Best Vegan Apparel Shop
Herbivore Clothing Co. (Portland)

Best Vegan Food Truck
Slutty Vegan (Atlanta)

Best Vegan Burger Joint
Monty’s Good Burger (Los Angeles)

Best Vegan Pizzeria
Virtuous Pie (Portland)

Best Vegan Ice Cream Shop
NadaMoo! Scoop Shop (Austin)



Favorite Vegan Celebrity
Joaquin Phoenix

Favorite Vegan Social Media Personality
Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown)

Favorite Vegan Chef
Chloe Coscarelli & Isa Chandra Moskowitz (tie!)

Favorite Vegan Athlete
Serena Williams

Favorite Vegan Activist
Greta Thunberg

Best Vegan Blog
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Best Vegan Cookbook
Plant-Based on a Budget

And here are the prize winners for our 2020 Veggie Award Prize Packages! Congratulations to these lucky VegNews readers …

Vegan Wine Country Getaway from Miyoko’s Creamery (Julia Schafhauser)
Ultimate Vegan Feast from Alpha Foods (Jill Ruhnke)
30 Days of Vegan Meal Delivery from Veestro (Megan Kaslly)
Vegan Burger Bonanza from Sweet Earth (Maura Jensen)
Gourmet Vegan Brunch from Foodies Vegan (Laura Dickens)

To read our entire 2020 Veggie Award feature, get the Best of Vegan Issue (FREE until April 15!) by subscribing to VegNews, ordering the issue from the VegNews Store (FREE shipping!), or picking it up on the newsstand.

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