The last decade has been fantastic for new vegan product launches, and last year was no exception.
Our 2022 Vegan Food & Living Reader Awards are here to celebrate the best of the newcomers, as well as those favourites that have been around for a little longer.
Businesses have continued to tap into the plant-based pound over the last 12 months, with lots of exciting new options landing on shelves and restaurant menus.
After asking for you to vote for your top vegan picks, we’re delighted to share the results.
Best milk alternative brand
The plant-based milk sector has long offered some of the most exciting vegan innovations.
With drinks now made from oats, soya, peas, potatoes, rice and more, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
There were just 14 votes between the winner and highly commended in this category this year, but Oatly just won’t be knocked off the top spot!
Oatly burst onto the UK scene several years ago, and has remained a firm favourite ever since.
The Swedish brand offers a tasty range of milk alternatives, including its classic and organic blend, alongside its hugely popular Oatly Barista.
The company enjoyed staggering success in 2021, being listed as one of TIME magazine’s most influential 100 brands in the world.
Although it has made a few controversial decisions over the last few years, it seems that people just can’t resist the creaminess that Oatly Barista can add to a cup of tea or coffee.
With a UK factory slated to open in 2023, Oatly is set to increase its legion of loyal fans.
Highly commended: ALPRO
Alpro has long provided tasty and reliable dairy milk alternatives, boasting soya, hazelnut, and coconut among its lineup, so it’s clear to see why it’s such a popular choice with VFL readers.
Its new Not MLK oat milks, which launched in 2021, are a must-try for those seeking a dairy-like option.