Date: 5 Nov 2019
Author: Vegan Society
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Vegan Pie Awards. Richoux Patisserie put on a very good show this time round, winning and co-winning several categories at the event organised by the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand to coincide with World Vegan Day on 1st November. However, this time they were pipped to the Supreme Winner Award by Oviedo, a cafe from Wellington, with their amazing BBQ Jackfruit with Cheese, a Cafe Boutique entry.
In a blind taste testing the judging panel awarded marks in the Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Chicken, Vegetable, Café Boutique, Gluten Free and Fruit categories to find the best vegan pies and the ultimate Supreme Winner.
More than 17 companies throughout the country submitted over 60 pies for this year's competition, established to acknowledge the current explosion in high quality vegan pie options offered by all types of New Zealand eateries.
The judging panel comprised of internationally recognised chef Gerrard O'Keefe of Hector's Restaurant, Heritage Hotels, as well as vegan actor and director Emmett Skilton (Auckward Love, The Almighty Johnsons) and Brad Jacobs Co-Director of The Coffee Club. The event was hosted at Auckland plant-based eatery The Butcher’s Son.
Vegan Society National Coordinator Amanda Sorrenson says the event was devised to give the Kiwi dietary staple a modern makeover, better reflecting this country’s growing trend in choosing healthier, more sustainable, fairer food options.
“Plant-based pies are proving to be more and more popular as people cut down on their intake of animal products.”
Supreme Vegan Pie Awards 2019 results:
Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese:
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