Two million votes, 59 winners, and six incredible prizes—this year’s annual poll of the best plant-based products, people, and places really took the cake (or shall we say the CBD truffle-topped vegan doughnut). From food trucks and fashion labels to taquerias and TikTokers—you sounded off and rallied behind your favorites, and now the votes are in! So who did you vote as the best of the best? We present to you: the 2021 VegNews Veggie Awards. 


Best Vegan Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s

Best Vegan Milk

Best Vegan Cookie
Alternative Baking Company

Best Vegan Cookie Dough

Best Vegan Burger
Beyond Burger

Best Vegan Meat
Impossible Foods

Best Vegan Chicken

Best Vegan Sausage
Field Roast

Best Vegan Butter
Miyoko’s Creamery

Best Vegan Staple Cheese

Best Vegan Artisanal Cheese
Miyoko’s Creamery

Best Vegan Yogurt
Kite Hill

Best Vegan Chocolate
Theo Chocolate

Best Vegan Snack
Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

Best Vegan Energy Bar

Best Vegan Candy
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups

Best Accidentally Vegan Snack

Best Coffee Drink
Starbucks & Califia Farms (tie!)

Best New Vegan Product
JUST Egg Folded 

Best Vegan Kombucha
GT’s Kombucha 

Best Vegan CBD Product
CBDfx Vegan Gummies

Best Vegan Protein Powder

Best Vegan Dog Food
Wild Earth


Best Vegan Lipstick

Best Vegan Drugstore Beauty Brand
e.l.f. Cosmetics

Best Vegan Makeup
Pacifica Beauty

Best Vegan Skincare
Pacifica Beauty

Best Haircare

Best Vegan Handbags
Matt & Nat

Best Sustainable Fashion Label
Stella McCartney

Best Vegan Shoes
VEJA Shoes

>> GO

Best Vegan City
Los Angeles

Best Vegan Casual Restaurant
Sage Vegan Bistro (Los Angeles) 

Best Vegan Fine Dining Restaurant
Crossroads (Los Angeles)

Best Vegan Bakery
Vegan Treats (Bethlehem, PA)

Best Vegan Bakery Delivery
Maya’s Cookies (San Diego and nationwide)

Best Vegan Restaurant Chain
Veggie Grill (Nationwide)

Best Vegan Doughnut Shop
Doe Donuts (Portland)

Best Grocery Store
Besties Vegan Paradise (Los Angeles)

Best Vegan Apparel Brand
Herbivore Clothing Co. (Portland)

Best Vegan Food Truck
Slutty Vegan (Atlanta)

Best Vegan Burger Joint
Monty’s Good Burger (Southern California)

Best Vegan Pizzeria
Screamer’s Pizzeria (Brooklyn)

Best Vegan Taqueria
Jajaja (New York City)

Best Vegan-Friendly Fast-Food Meal
Chipotle’s Vegan Lifestyle Bowl

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


Best Vegan Subscription Box
Kinder Beauty & Vegancuts (tie!)

Best Online Vegan Grocery Store
Vegan Essentials

Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service


Favorite Vegan Celebrity
Joaquin Phoenix 

Favorite Vegan TikToker
Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown) 

Favorite Vegan Instagrammer
Haile Thomas (@hailetxhomas) 

Favorite Vegan YouTuber
Jenné Claiborne (SweetPotatoSoul) 

Best Vegan Podcast
The Bearded Vegans

Favorite Vegan Athlete
Serena Williams

Favorite Vegan Activist
Greta Thunberg

Best Vegan Cookbook
Plants-Only Kitchen

To read our entire 2021 Veggie Award feature, get the Best of Vegan Issue (FREE until April 21!) by subscribing to VegNews, ordering the issue from the VegNews Store (FREE shipping!), or picking it up on the newsstand.

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