Last night’s Philly Vegan Awards celebrated the best of Philly’s amazing vegan dining scene. Attendees enjoyed sampling a variety of vegan food offerings from area vendors.
Here are the winners, in order of the categories on our voting platform:
>>BEST NEW VEGAN RESTAURANT PRIMARY PLANT BASED
>>BEST VEGAN PIZZA BOARDWALK VEGAN
>>BEST VEGAN “WINGS” PRIMARY PLANT BASED
>>BEST VEGAN SANDWICH LOVE AGAIN LOCAL
>>BEST VEGAN BEAUTY CARE EARTH KANDY NAIL POLISH
>>BEST VEGAN BREAKFAST ITEMS BATTER & CRUMBS
>>BEST ENTREE PRIMARY PLANT BASED
>>BEST VEGAN OFFERINGS BY A NONVEGAN VENUE BURGERTIME
>>BEST DESSERTS 7 SUGARS
>>BEST VEGAN CATERING – RESTAURANT CHEEZY VEGAN
>>BEST VEGAN CATERING – NO STOREFRONT VEGAN CHEF LENKA
>>BEST FRIES BOARDWALK VEGAN
>>BEST VEGAN CHEESESTEAK IN PHILLY BOARDWALK VEGAN
Also, during the ceremony we announced Rachel Klein’s donation of the tongs she used to prep for winning “Beat Bobby Flay,” and she also provided a video to bestow the 2023 Future of Food Award (named after the first iteration in 2019, by Horizons founder Rich Landau). Those winners are:
ALEX GIEL (La Llamita Vegana)
KIMBERLY RESNICK (Lil’ Yentas)
A great big thanks to everyone who pitched in to make last night so special, including our cheesesteak judges (Angela Val, Safiya Carter, Jeff Winner, and Freya Dinshah) and our awards presenters (Zipora Shulz, Watta Kesselly, and Fran Costigan). Thanks also to everyone who brought vegan food to share and show off!
The Philly Vegan Awards will return in 2025. Until then, be sure to keep sampling great vegan menu items from all our nominees and those who are yet to come!