During World Vegan Month (November), and after more than 47% of Indian respondents to a survey said they consumed plant-based food out of concern for animals, PETA India is naming the winners of this year’s PETA India Vegan Food Awards. Shaka Harry, backed by cricketer MS Dhoni, nabbed Best Vegan Meat for its delicious Just Like Mutton Bhuna Curry, and NOTO, with investors including actor John Abraham, won Best Vegan Ice Cream for its tasty Mango & Raspberry frozen dessert.
The other winners are listed below.
- Best Vegan Milk: So Good Plant Based Oat Beverage
- Best Vegan Butter: Grabenord “Not a Dairy Butter”
- Best Vegan Yogurt: Ultx Soya Curd Kit
- Best Vegan Ghee: Simplifry VE-GEE
- Best Vegan Sweet: The Baklava Box Vegan Pista Kunafa
- Best Vegan Cheese: Plan B Classic Slices
- Best Vegan Egg: Moonglet Eggless Masala Omelette
- Best Vegan Chocolate: Daarzel The OG Vegan & Gluten Free Coconut Milk Chocolate
- Best Vegan Buttermilk: Chetran’s Soya Taak Jeera
- Best Vegan Snack: Karachi’s Vegan Fruit Biscuits
In today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, billions of animals are raised in vast warehouses in severe confinement. As PETA India reveals in the video exposé “Glass Walls”, chickens killed for food are often shackled upside down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off to the slaughterhouse, and pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.
PETA India offers a free vegan starter kit to help everyone embrace vegan eating, which can slash the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and helps fight the climate catastrophe by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.