Winners of the 2022 World Plant-Based Awards Announced

The winners of the 2022 World Plant-Based Awards were announced this week during a special ceremony at the Plant Based World Expo North America, which took place in New York City.

For the awards the judging panel considered 140 entries from 20 different countries, spread out across 17 different categories.

“The competition this year was exceptionally close”, says Dan Bunt, marketing manager for FoodBev Media which helped facilitate the event. “I hope all finalists and entrants are proud of their accomplishments; I look forward to all the companies’ successes in the future. ” Bunt adds that “The third annual World Plant-Based Awards were a great success and credit must be given to the incredible team behind the scenes at Plant Based World Expo North America.”

A full list of winners and finalists in each category follows below.

Best dairy product alternative

Culcherd – Culcherd Everything Bagel Cheese

Daiya – Feta Style Block

Honestly Tasty – Shamembert


Winner New Roots AG: Plant-Based Alternative to Hard Cheese – Circular Economy Approach

New Roots AG – La Fraîche – An Allrounder and 100% Substitute in any Kitchen 

Saputo Dairy USA – Vitalite Plant-Based Cheese

Best meat alternative

Beyond Meat – Chicken Tenders

Eatplanted – Lemon & Herb Chicken

Fable – Meaty Mushroom

MyForest Foods – MyBacon

NotCo – NotBurger™

Plantcraft – Plant-based Bologna

Winner The Mushroom Meat Co. – Pulled Pork

Best milk alternative

Winner NotCo – NotMilk™ Chocolate 

Plantag – Black Sesame Milk

Ripple Foods – Dairy-Free Kids Milk

Best plant-based beverage

COCOPRO – Sugar-Free Fresh Coconut Milk

True North – Pure Energy Seltzer

Winner Hope and Sesame – Non-GMO Barista Blend Sesamemilk

Highly Commended Ripple – Dairy-Free Milk 

Best plant-based business

Highly Commended Beyond Meat 

MartinoRossi Spa

Winner New Roots AG 

Infinite Foods

Best plant-based chocolate

Winner PLAYin CHOC – Organic Peruvian Cacao M•lk Chocolate 

Highly Commended VEGO Chocolate – Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar 

Best plant-based condiment

ALDI – exclusive Specially Selected Premium Pasta Sauces

Seed Ranch Flavor Co. – Umami Everyday Sauce 

Winner The PlantEat – Eat’s Better Chipotle Mayo 

Best plant-based convenience product

Winner 18 Chestnuts – Plant Based Soups 

ALDI – exclusive Simply Nature Acai Superfruit Packs

GrownAs* Foods – Truffle Vegan Mac & Cheese

Nutr – Nutr Machine

Best plant-based dessert/confectionery

LoveRaw – White Choc Cre&m Wafer Bar

Pri’s Puddings – Pocket Sized Pies

Winner SuperSeed Ice Creme – Eat Drink Innovate Pty Ltd 

Bon Dévil – Choc Ganache Desserts

Best plant-based functional product

Highly Commended DSM Food & Beverage – Maxavor® Fish YE 

Winner Float Foods – OnlyEg XL Omelette 

Fody Foods – Plant-Based Vegan Bolognese Pasta Sauce

MartinoRossi Spa – Meat Substitute Mix Ground Meat


Best plant-based non-food product

Winner FreshFry – Freshfry Pods 

Best plant-based packaging

18 Chestnuts – Plant Based Soups

Winner Oumph! 

The Fry Family Food Co. – Stars & Moons

Best plant-based protein

Winner Brevel – Plant Based Protein From Microalgae 

Palmetto Gourmet Foods – Chef Woo Ramen 

The Mushroom Meat Co. – Textured Mushroom Protein (TMP)™

The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®

Best plant-based seafood

Finless Foods – Plant-Based Tuna

Mind Blown Plant Based – Crab Cakes

Winner BeLeaf – Plant-Based Shrimp 

Best plant-based snack

Beyond Meat – Beyond Meat Jerky

Winner Dolfin Ltd – My Sweet Chickpea 

Outstanding Foods – Outstanding Cheese Balls

Popadelics – Crunchy Mushroom Chips

Whoa Dough – Whoa Dough Cookie Dough Bars

Best plant-based start-up

18 Chestnuts Plant Based Soups


Plantcraft – The Plant-Based Deli Meat Company

Winner The Protein Brewery – Fermotein® 

Best plant-based sustainability

Winner Ingredion incorporated – Ultra performance Prista line 

Highly Commended MartinoRossi Spa – MartinoRossi for the Planet 

The Mushroom Meat Co. – TMP / Mushroom-Based Flavors

The Protein Brewery – Fermotein®


The World Plant-Based Awards, in association with Plant Based World Expo North America, “are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global plant-based industry. ”

For a full list of judges, click here.