A new culinary award has been launched for eateries in Bristol, with nominations open from today (1 March). The Vegan Recipe Club Awards have been created by the UK’s leading vegan campaigning charity, Viva!, to celebrate the very best of vegan food from across the city.
The awards are made up of five categories, including:
- Top Vegan Café in Bristol (must be fully vegan)
- Top Vegan Food Stall or Van in Bristol (must be fully vegan)
- Top Vegan-Friendly Eatery in Bristol (can serve non-vegan meals but must have outstanding vegan options)
- Special Category: 50% Vegan by 2025 Pledge (for restaurants pledging to have at least 50% of their menu vegan by 2025)
- Overall Winner: Top Vegan Eatery in Bristol
All of Bristol’s vegan eateries are encouraged to apply for the top vegan spot as well as any other category that applies to them. They will be required to submit separate entries for each individual category.
Customers can also nominate their favourite eatery and will be in with a chance of winning a Viva! hamper and one-year’s Viva! membership.
Once the panel of judges – which consists of a line-up of renowned local vegan professionals – have created a shortlist, they will visit each venue before crowning the final winners.
Winners will receive an exclusive prize package featuring an official Vegan Recipe Club Award winner certificate and window sticker, as well as a digital badge that can be placed on product packaging and used in their own marketing materials. In addition, winners will benefit from social media publicity across Viva!’s social media outlets, a three-month premium profile with exclusive first-page spotlight on Viva!’s My Vegan Town directory, a dedicated article on Viva!’s Vegan Recipe Club blog and a mini-feature in Viva!life magazine.
Entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 31 March 2023. Any submissions received after this deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Bristol has led the way when it comes to plant-based dining, with foodies flocking from all over the world to visit Bristol’s variety of vegan restaurants. In the future, the judges aim to roll the Vegan Recipe Club Awards out across other UK cities.