Date: 23 Sep 2019
Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa

UPDATE: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED! See here for a list of participants.

We are excited to announce that entries for our 2019 vegan pie competition have opened.

After the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural vegan pie competition that attracted over 90 entries and saw just two Auckland Bakeries scoop up awards in all categories, we definitely felt compelled to continue recognizing excellence within the field of vegan pie-making.

Pies are an iconic and well-celebrated part of Kiwi culture and vegan pies are on the rise each year. Some of New Zealand’s best-loved pie brands are creating them too. Kiwis need not miss out on the classics like pies when opting for plant-based alternatives. We love the modern twist on the old classic and we can’t wait to showcase this year’s range!

Vegan pies have been winners at many pie competitions over the past few years and so we are calling on those talented commercial pie makers to enter their vegan creations into our very own ‘2019 Vegan Pie Competition!’

The categories for 2019 remain;

  • Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese
  • Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese
  • Fruit pie – short crust pastry
  • Café boutique – any sort of pastry
  • Vegetable
  • Gluten Free
  • Plus a Supreme Award

    The competition runs until 31st October at 4.30 pm. The pies will be judged on World Vegan Day, 1st November The Butcher’s Son, Auckland. Industry experts will be joined by celebrity Vegan Judge Emmett Skilton.


    For details and entry go to awards > vegan-pie
    For further information please contact