The six finalists for the Deliveroo Best Vegan Takeaway category have been announced, and five are London-based.
The long-awaited Deliveroo Restaurant Awards are here.
2020 has been more reliant on takeaways than any other, with the coronavirus pandemic decimating eat-in restaurant trade restaurants began offering takeaways as a way to keep afloat.
Therefore the awards take on a special significance this year, focusing on the hard work of some amazing restaurants who endured the hardship caused by the pandemic.
The finalists for the ‘Best Vegan’ category are as follows:
- Neat Burger
- by CHLOE
- What The Pitta
- Oowee Vegan
- Halo Burger
With five of these takeaways based in London, it seems the capital has stolen the show for vegan cuisine. However, Bristol-based Best Vegan finalist Oowee Vegan bagged the coveted title of Restaurant of the Year in 2019, beating thousands of non-vegan restaurants and takeaways.
After only opening last year, Neat Burger (backed by Lewis Hamilton) has leapt into the spotlight, impressing both vegans and non-vegans with delicious beyond meat burgers, vegan nuggets and milkshakes.
Due to Covid-19 the awards will be held digitally this year, however the prizes are bigger and better than last year, allowing the winners a chance to star in one of Deliveroo’s major digital campaigns. This would provide veganism a huge platform and showcase just how amazing vegan food can be.
The awards will be hosted by TV presenter and DJ Maya Jama, broadcaster and DJ Vogue Williams, and reigning Celebrity Masterchef champion Riyadh Khalaf.
Will Shu, Deliveroo CEO, told Vegan Food and Living: “This year has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years the restaurant sector has ever faced. Yet in the face of huge uncertainty, we have been inspired by the way restaurants across the UK and Ireland have stepped up and gone the extra mile to support their local communities, while working tirelessly to keep their own businesses going.
“From providing free meals to hospital staff working on the frontline, to delivering meals to vulnerable people, and going above and beyond to protect their staff – we want to recognise and say thank you to our amazing small and independent restaurant partners.”
Voting ends on the 4th November, and the winners will be announced on December 7th.
Fancy a takeaway? Here are 8 vegan takeaways in London you need to try.