Seventeen companies throughout New Zealand submitted over 60 pies for this year’s Vegan Pie Awards competition. The competition was  established to acknowledge the recent rapid  growth in demand for plant based options and in high quality vegan pie options offered by all types of New Zealand eateries.

The judging panel comprised of internationally recognised chef Gerrard O’Keefe of Hector’s Restaurant, Heritage Hotels, as well as vegan actor and director Emmett Skilton (Auckward Love, The Almighty Johnsons) and Brad Jacobs Co-Director of The Coffee Club. The event was hosted at Auckland plant-based eatery The Butcher’s Son.

Vegan Society National Coordinator Amanda Sorrenson says the event was devised to give the Kiwi dietary staple a modern makeover, better reflecting this country’s growing trend in choosing healthier, more sustainable, fairer food options.

“Plant-based pies are proving to be more and more popular as people cut down on their intake of animal products.”

The Supreme Vegan Pie Awards 2019 results are:

Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese:

  • Winner – equal Richoux Patisserie Auckland and Kai Pai Bakery Wanaka
  • Second – Tart Bakery Auckland
  • Third – Lemonwood Eatery Taranaki

Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese:

  • Winner – Richoux Patisserie Auckland
  • Second – Euro Patisserie Auckland
  • Third – equal Lemonwood Eatery Taranaki and Kai Pai Bakery Wanaka

Vegan Chicken:

  • Winner – equal Tart Bakery Auckland and Richoux Patisserie Auckland
  • Second – Euro Patisserie Auckland
  • Third – Logan McLean Waipu


  • Winner – Richoux Patisserie Auckland (Green Curry)
  • Second – Lemonwood Eatery Taranaki (Smoky Vegetable)
  • Third – Kai Pai Bakery Wanaka (Vegetable)

Café Boutique – any sort of pastry, shape, open or closed

  • Winner – Oviedo Cafe Wellington (BBQ Jackfruit w cheese)
  • Second – Richoux Patisserie Auckland (Creamy Mushroom)
  • Third – equal Timbuktu Nomadic Deli Waiheke Island (Pepper Steak), Logan McLean Waipu (Rendang), and Oviedo Cafe Wellington (Apple Peach Crumble)

Gluten Free

  • Winner – Richoux Patisserie Auckland
  • Second – A Life of Health Auckland (Coffee, Blackberry and Orange
  • Third – Rainbow Kitchen Nelson (Creamy Jackfruit)


  • Winner – Richoux Bakery Auckland (Apple, Peach and Passion)
  • Second – Tart Bakery Auckland (Peach and Raspberry)

Supreme Award

Oviedo Cafe Wellington (BBQ Jackfruit w Cheese)

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