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Deliveroo, a food delivery service, says it launched the awards in a bid to ‘shake-up’ the industry, and engage the opinions of people who use the platform, rather than food snobs and industry professionals. There were 19 categories, with votes cast via the Deliveroo app.
Oowee is a Bristol-based burger chain. Its vegan outlet – Vegan Oowee – was opened last year. Despite being in business for less than 12 months, it beat off stiff competition to take home the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ gong – also picking up the prize for ‘Best Vegan Offering’ in Britain.
Oowee owner Verity Foss spoke to local media after nominations for the awards were announced, saying she was ‘proud’ of her vegan eatery.
“Vegan Oowee is always so busy on Deliveroo and we’ve managed to keep a high rating since we launched, so we think that must have worked in our favor,” she added.
“It has got so big in such a short space of time and it’s seen as the ultimate vegan treat in Bristol which you don’t need to make sacrifices for, which we’re really proud of.”
The two Deliveroo awards are not the only honors picked up by the eatery, which was recently named Bristol’s best vegan restaurant by local media outlet Bristol Live.
Posting about the award on social media, the outlet said: “We’re officially Bristol best vegan restaurant! Still overjoyed to win Deliveroo’s ‘Resturant of the Year’ and ‘Best Vegan Offering.
“It feels like all our dreams have come true and we’ve only been open 10 months. Madness. Thanks to all our lush customers.”