VegNews Magazine Best of Vegan 2020

The world’s best-selling plant-based magazine, VegNews is packed with delicious vegan recipes, wellness tips, travel, beauty, fashion, interviews, taste tests, must-have cookbooks, and so much more. Find out why this magazine is beloved by subscribers everywhere, and continues to win nearly every magazine award in the industry. Subscribe today!

United States
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
pop the bubbly

IF YOU KNOW ME, you know I love any excuse to celebrate. Bring on the bubbly, bust out the cake, and let’s raise a glass. Though I am admittedly happy to toast any ordinary Tuesday, these days I’m commemorating something pretty monumental: 2020 marks the much-anticipated, 20-year anniversary of VegNews. From our humble beginnings as a black-and-white newspaper to the luxe, glossy lifestyle magazine you hold in your hands now, the past two decades have been an incredible ride. Thinking back to the early years, I am in awe of how much has changed. From the evolution of plant-based food (goodbye, texturized vegetable protein; hello, French pastries at a vegan pâtisserie in Beverly Hills, p.72) to restaurants across the globe adding vegan dishes at record speed (see p.20) to celebrities embracing veganism…

1 min
your say

“New issue of @VegNews has arrived! Who do you know that needs to go vegan in 2020?” @rabbitfoodgrocery “I have my new issue of @VegNews which I’ve been anxious to devour.” @tiffinycamille “Come grab a hazelnut mocha and the newest @VegNews!” @littleblackheartcoffee Tag your Instagram pics with #vegnews for a chance to be featured in the magazine! “Normally, I park myself in front of the TV to eat, but I decided to actually eat at the dining room table so I can read my latest @VegNews. I genuinely love this magazine. If I know you in real life, feel free to borrow/steal any of my old ones. Whether you are vegan or not, I think you would enjoy it.” @vegfaced VEGNEWS.COM Must-Reads! 1. The 12 Best Vegan Desserts of All Time at Trader Joe’s 2. Billie Eilish Begs 16 Million Fans to…

1 min

KIMBERLY SNYDER Qs About ZZZs, p.82 Where I live: Topanga, CA Veg for: 10 years Go-to smoothie: Spinach, romaine, celery, apple, pear, banana, and lemon All-time favorite dessert: Dark chocolate in all forms! Dream travel destination: An African safari with my family Farmers’ market must-haves: Radishes, arugula, and microgreens My Veggie Award goes to: Miyoko’s Smoked English Farmhouse cheese SAVANNA RUEDY The 2020 Veggie Awards, p.26 Where I live: Brooklyn, NY Veg for: Working on it! Go-to smoothie: Strawberries, banana, kale, and orange juice All-time favorite dessert: Ice cream of any kind Dream travel destination: Tokyo Farmers’ market must-haves: All the veggies, all the time My Veggie Award goes to: Beyond Meat NICOLE AXWORTHY Ooh La Ladurée, p.72 Where I live: Toronto, ON Veg for: 20 years Go-to smoothie: Spinach, banana, nut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon, and almond milk All-time favorite dessert: Anything with chocolate and peanut butter Dream travel destination: Italy Farmers’ market must-haves:…

2 min
the most vegan place on earth

MICKEY IS GREETING GUESTS, jolly tunes are playing, and all is cheerful and bright at Disney World. But what to do when hunger strikes during your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth? Now, plant-based eaters can say goodbye to sandwich-baggie PB&Js and hello to eggless Flor entine, vegan southwestern cheeseburgers, and dairy-free crème brûlée, thanks to a whopping addition of more than 400 vegan dishes to Disney’s US parks. The move comes in response to skyrocketing visitor demand, with the company saying “we’re always looking for ways to bring more flavor, innovation, and creativity.” From quick snacks to comfort food to fine dining, there’s something magically plant-based for everyone to enjoy. These are some of our favorites. Potato Flautas Plant-based chorizo, piquillo crema, serrano-tomatillo salsa, arugula salad, and escabèche Restaurant: Lamplight Lounge Theme…

5 min

KFC HAS BROUGHT ITS NEW VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN to nearly 70 locations in and around Nashville, TN and Charlotte, NC, its first expansion of the plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken since debuting in Atlanta for a record-selling, one-day test last year. This year’s month-long trial will determine if a nationwide rollout will happen. But honestly, KFC, we all know vegan food is the future—bring on the chicken! A BUNCH OF BALONEY A federal court in Arkansas has blocked the enforcement of an anti-vegan meat labeling law against Tofurky, ensuring that its range of plant-based products could be sold as-is in Arkansas. The so-called “Truth in Labeling” bill would have forced Tofurky to choose between using confusing language like “veggie tubes” and “veggie discs,” or stop selling in the state altogether. $225 MILLION The amount of investment…

9 min
the 2020 veggie awards

LIGHTS, CAMERA, VEGAN! THE WORLD'S LARGEST SURVEY OF VEGAN PRODUCTS RETURNS WITH MORE VOTES THAN EVER BEFORE. FAVORITE CELEBRITY JOAQUIN PHOENIX It’s the year of Joaquin. An outspoken vegan for more than 40 years, he swept the 2020 awards season with a string of acceptance speeches revolving around social justice, climate change, and veganism. All this after being arrested at a climate protest, bringing attention to Los Angeles' pig vigils, and producing a vegan documentary. Joaquin, you’re our hero. BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT (TIE) CROSSROADS & VEDGE When in LA, do like Christina Applegate, Zendaya, and Jane Fonda do and stop in at Mediterranean, tapas-style hotspot Crossroads Kitchen. Or when in Philly, James Beard-nominated chefs Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau will amaze you with what vegetables can do at Vedge. BEST BAKERY CINNAHOLIC How to improve upon warm gooey…