JDW and Loungers winners at Vegan Food Awards


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Meat-free: the awards highlight new vegan offerings across the nation
Meat-free: the awards highlight new vegan offerings across the nation

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Loungers and JD Wetherspoon (JDW) were among the sector winners at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Vegan Food Awards 2017.

The Nick Collins-led Loungers collected the best Vegan Menu award, being praised for its plant-based options including a full English breakfast, burgers, wraps, sweet potato fries, Pimm’s salad, and a dark-chocolate torte.

The demand for delicious, cruelty-free fare is higher than ever, and forward-thinking businesses are responding with everything from animal-free meatballs to egg-free mayo,” said PETA’s Dawn Carr.

“We’re delighted to hear that we have won PETA’s 2017 Vegan Food Award for Best Menu,” said Loungers Head of Food Antony Bennett. “We are constantly reviewing our vegan recipes and developing new ones. We strive to offer an innovative and varied menu and we’re thrilled to have our efforts recognised within the vegan menu category.”

Vegan offerings

JDW food development manager Oliver Addis said: "We are delighted with the award. We are keen to offer our customers as wide a range of meals as possible and this includes a selection of vegan meals."

Wagamama collected the Best Vegan Curry award; PizzaExpress the Best Vegan Pizza award; Beefeater the Best Vegan Burger award; Starbucks the Best Vegan Sandwich awards and JDW the Best Vegan Noodles award for its teriyaki noodles meal.

Now in its fifth year, PETA’s Vegan Food Awards highlight some of the most exciting new vegan offerings across the UK.

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