Vegan sausage awards results


2020 Results

This year the Awards were hosted with vegan restaurant The Butcher's Son, judging the country's best and to celebrate our growing love of and preference for plant-based foods. The stiff competition of some 30 entrants from around 20 different companies was judged by celebrity vegan comedian Tom Sainsbury and our stalwart, former Head Chef at Heritage Hotel Auckland, Gerrard O'Keefe, who was keen to define the best taste, consistency and appearance of the winners.

The Beyond Sausage has done it again, coming in as the Supreme Winner for the second year running, they lead the retail market overseas and we can taste why. Grater Goods our NZ winner is set to expand across supermarkets within the next six months and Ananda who won the speciality category with their Bambino, also won this category last year and have been in hot demand, winning the Foodstuffs “Food Starter” competition.


Supreme Winner
Lord of the Fries - Beyond Sausage
Available in all stores across NZ in hotdogs as an upgrade and in a piece of white bread as a sausage sizzle


Imported Winner
Lord of the Fries - Beyond Sausage


NZ Winner
Grater Goods - Beet BBQ Banger
Available in Robinson's Deli, The Island Grocer- Auckland, V1 in Wellington, Grater Goods Deli and Ooooby in Christchurch, Kind Grocer in Dunedin and in most supermarkets within 6 months.


Best Banger:
Lord of the Fries - Beyond Sausage
Runner Up; Grater Goods - Beet BBQ Banger


Best Breakfast:
Logan McLean - Black Pudding
Available café - Logan MacLean in Waipu
Runner up The Vegetarian Butcher - 'Breakfast Sausage'
Robinsons Deli, Takapuna Sunday market, The Nelson markets and online.


Best Hot Dog:
Howler - Vege Dog
Available in frozen section at most Countdown and New World stores
Runner up; Veggie Delights - Hot Dog
Available in chiller of all leading supermarkets.


Best Speciality:
Ananda – Bambino
from Labour Weekend at New World South Island, currently at Wholefoods shops in Christchurch
Equal Runner ups;
Let Them Eat Vegan – Bratwurst
Available at their Dunedin store
and The Craft Meat Co.- Chorizo
New World, Countdown, Farro Fresh, Service Foods at Home, Berkano Foods, Robinsons Deli, and on top of a Hell Pizza!


Best Sausage Roll:
Kaiaroha - Cashew Cheese and Sage
Available from their cafe in Parnell, Auckland
Equal Runner ups;
Timbuktu Nomadic Deli
Available from their store on Waiheke Island
and Richoux Patisserie sausage rolls
Available from their store in Ellerslie Auckland

Beyond Sausage

The Beyond Sausage


2019 Results

  • Best NZ vegan sausage: Ananda's "Bambino"
  • Best gluten free vegan sausage: The Beyond Sausage
  • Best breakfast vegan sausage: Tonzu's Italian Herb
  • Best vegan sausage roll: Fry's
  • Nostalgia Award: Howler Hotdogs, Vege Dog
  • Supreme Award: Beyond sausage!