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 …

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
Favorite Tofu
Favorite Staple Cheese
Favorite Artisinal Cheese
Miyoko’s Kitchen
Favorite Energy Bar
Favorite Snack Food
Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavored Squares
Favorite Candy
Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Condiment
Favorite Fresh Juice
Naked Juice

Favorite Protein Powder
Yuve Vegan Nutritional Shake


Favorite Hair Care

Favorite Makeup
Urban Decay

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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)


Favorite Celebrity
Ellen Degeneres

Favorite Cookbook
Eat Like You Give A Damn

Favorite Website

Favorite Blog
Oh She Glows

Favorite Animal Organization
Farm Sanctuary

Favorite Vegan Organization
Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)


Person of the Year

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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