America's Top Takeout Treat Reflects Rising Demand for Vegan Options
For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2015
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Farmingdale, N.Y. – As demand for delicious vegan meals soars at hot spots across the country, PETA’s “official” tasters set out to find the Top 10 Vegan Pizzas in time for National Pizza Pie Day on February 9, and The Works, at Long Island’s 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe, has beat out a throng of competitors to take home second-place honors, including a letter and a framed certificate.
Loaded with a mouthwatering array of animal-friendly toppings—including seitan meatballs, seitan sausage, soy pepperoni, vegan mozzarella, and a heaping helping of fresh veggies—The Works is a palate pleaser delighting local diners and visitors alike.
“Packed with flavor and free of the cruelty that comes with meat and dairy cheese, The Works at 3 Brothers has earned a well-deserved round of applause,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With so many tasty vegan options widely available, PETA is calling on caring people everywhere to kick dairy products to the curb in favor of a scrumptious slice of vegan pizza.”
As documented by PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” cows exploited for their milk are genetically manipulated to produce four and a half times the amount of milk that they naturally would and are often mutilated without receiving any painkillers whatsoever.
Taking top honors in PETA’s roundup is the delicious Red Beans and Rice Pizza, created in true Louisiana fashion by New Orleans’ Mid City Pizza. Nabbing third place is the Sweet Potato of Mine, a veggie-packed pie from Silly’s in Portland, Maine, while fourth place goes to the decadently noodle- and vegan cheese–topped The Mac from Dimo’s in Chicago. The Loaded Potato Pizza—brimming with tempeh “bacon” bits—from Brick Road Pizza Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich., claimed spot number five, and pies from pizzerias in Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Kansas City, Mo.; Providence, R.I.; and Flagstaff, Ariz., filled out the top 10.
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