2011
by Michael dEstries
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The November/December issue of VegNews just shipped this morning – and the magazine was kind enough to pull back the curtain on a few winners for Ecorazzi readers. If you’re not a subscriber (or simply impatient), you can download the $6 digital version of the awards issue here.

This year, over 1.1 million votes from 44,000 participants were cast – making this yet again the world’s largest survey of vegan people, places, and products. Want a sneak at some winners? Hit the jump below!

Reader Picks:
Favorite Vegan Ice Cream: Coconut Bliss
Favorite Veg Meat: Gardein
Favorite Vegan Milk: Almond Breeze
Favorite Condiment: Vegenaise
Favorite Vegan Cookie: Alternative Baking Company
Favorite Veg-Friendly City: New York

Editor Picks:
Product of the Year: Earth Balance Coconut Spread
Company of the Year: BabyCakes NYC
Restaurant of the Year: Native Foods Café
Book of the Year: Whitewash
Movie of the Year: Forks Over Knives
Non-Profit of the Year: Mercy for Animals

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://herwinsvegancafe.blogspot.com/ herwin

    after all the commotion of VegnNews’s fake recipes and real meat fake meat photo’s, i tried the Vegetarian Times for a change. I was rather shocked to see VT is a real good mag with rsubstational articles and ecipes from PROFESIONAL cooks, with real veg photo’s made by VT themselves, AND very vegan friendly with even an anti milk article in the issue i did read.
    Best Veg Magazine Of The Year ? VEGETARIAN TIMES has my vote. :-)

    hey, so me curious. I remember you Michael, posted a while ago you are the newest food photographer for VegnNews.(if i remember correctly..)
    That worked out ? You are indeed a photographer for VN now ?

    • http://www.ecorazzi.com Michael dEstries

      Me? Hell no. I wouldn’t put a camera between me and food for all the money in the world (not true)! But seriously, I’m point-and-shoot and can take great photos of my kids and our backyard but very little else. :) No idea who the new VN photog is…

      • http://herwinsvegancafe.blogspot.com/ herwin

        oh, i mixed up, the new photo boy at VN must be the other Michael here. :-0

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Grow/1373137635 Elaine Grow

      I have subscribed to Vegetarian Times for about 5 or 6 years now and love the recipes as well as the articles. A friend gave me a VegNews she had finished and I liked some of the articles as well as the writing style. However, I am NOT vegan, but vegetarian. The difference I found was this; in VegNews there was slant indicating that if you were not vegan, then you were wrong. I wrote a letter last week about the August 2011 issue, where in the book review, they discusses author Alice Walker’s (Color Purple) recent book “The Chicken Chronicles”, praising her for her writing, then slammed her for a comment she makes in the book. Basically, she raises chickens, calls herself their “Mommy”, then “steals their eggs”, which is a direct quote from the review as I am referring to it while I type.

      I rarely respond to a comment but yours really hit me so soon after my letter. The magazine’s auto-reply was from their, I believe, CEO, with the usual please give us your name and address if the editorial staff needs to reply. I highly doubt they will, I basically said I was seriously considering not renewing and would tell my friends that DO subscribe why I will not. Just because I drink local organic milk, buy locally made organic goat cheese and locally raised organic eggs, I am a killer or, according to PETA, with whom I have been a supporter since 2004, a “zombie”.

      I hope you or someone else actually reads this as I know I am not the only vegetarian out here who feels the same way. And thanks Ecorazzi for giving me a place to vent!

  • http://aboutveganism mark

    “The difference I found was this; in VegNews there was slant indicating that if you were not vegan, then you were wrong”

    Elaine: Yes, if you are not vegan, you are wrong. Millions of animals are killed due to egg and milk consumption. This is a fact.