For Immediate Release:
18 November 2020
Hiraj Laljani ; [email protected]
Dr Kiran Ahuja; [email protected]
Mumbai – In the midst of a pandemic that’s believed to have originated in a live-animal market – and amid booming global interest in animal-free eating – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is recognising the most exciting vegan offerings on the market today with its 2020 Vegan Food Awards.
This year’s awards feature 12 categories – here are the delicious winners:
- Best Vegan Paneer: 1Ness Veganeer
- Best Vegan Cheese: Soft Spot Foods Mozzarella Cheese
- Best Vegan Mithai: Vijay Sweets Ironman Ladoo
- Best Vegan Café: Ahimsa – The Vegan Café (Shirdi)
- Best Vegan Spread: Urban Platter Vegan Italian Herb Mayo
- Best Vegan Ice Cream: Gelato Factory Hazelnut Vegan Ice Cream
- Best Vegan Milk: Borges Natura Rice and Walnut Drink
- Best Vegan Shrikhand: Chetran’s Soyakhand
- Best Vegan Yogurt: Epigamia Coconut Milk Yogurt with Coconut Jaggery
- Best Vegan Cake: The Cinnamon Kitchen’s Amaranth and Almond Flour Dark Chocolate Cake with Cashew Buttercream
- Best Vegan Meat: Veggie Champ Vegan Mock Duck
- Best Vegan Influencer: Vegan Richa (Richa Hingle)
Learn more about the winners here.
“As the world battles a deadly disease that likely came from a live-animal market, it’s no surprise that vegan foods are flying off the shelves,” says PETA India Vegan Outreach Coordinator Dr Kiran Ahuja. “The winners of PETA India’s Vegan Food Awards are making it easier than ever to go vegan by dishing up everything from creamy dairy-free ice cream to decadent faux meats.”
Live-animal markets and factory farms have been linked to swine flu, bird flu, SARS, and other diseases. Raising animals for food also requires massive amounts of land, crops energy, and water, and animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change. Each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and lowers his or her risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.