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


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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 Pizza (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 (@hailethomas)

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 at  the VegNews Store.

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