2021 NZ Vegan Sausage Awards - The Results!


Our Awards host, The Butcher’s Son in Herne Bay, was once again flooded with sausasges, hot dogs and sausage rolls from all over the country. We had entries from Alt Meat Co., Bean SupremeCouplands, FrysGrater GoodsGoodtime Pie Co.Howler HotdogsKaiarohaLogan McLeanMeatless Farm Co.,Omahu Rd Deli, Plan*t, Richoux Patisserie, Tart, Tonzu, Timbuktu Nomadic Deli and the Vegetarian Butcher.

Food and Beverge Industry judge Aaron Pucci was on hand to give us his expert opinion and our favourite comedian Tom Sainsbury was delighted to be given the task of eating all the sausages! Check out Tom in action below our winners

We are delighted to announce this year’s Supreme Winner is The Vegetarian Butcher’s Breakfast Sausage

The judges said “A very authentic sausage. Great texture, appearance and flavour.”

Winners and runners up from all categories are:

Best Hot Dog

Joint Winners

Bean Supreme ~ paprika, onion, parsley

and Howler Hotdogs ~ Vegan Not Dogs

Best Sausage Roll

Winner ~ The Goodtime Pie Co.

Runner up ~ Couplands

 Best Banger

Winner ~ Plan*t  Chorizo

Runner up ~ The Alternative Meat Co

The Alternative Meat Sausage

 Best Chorizo

Winner ~ Vegetarian Butcher

Runner up ~ Omahu Rd Deli

 Best Breakfast Sausage

Winner ~ The Vegetarian Butcher

Runner up ~ Logan McLean 

Black Pudding

 Best Speciality Sausage

Winner ~ Kaiaroha Vegan Deli and Eatery

Smoked Chicken

Runner up ~ The Vegetarian Butcher

Spicy Italian



2020 Results

The 2020 Awards were hosted with vegan restaurant The Butcher’s Son, judging the country’s best and celebrating 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 month. 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
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

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