3 Brothers Vegan Cafe’s ‘Calamari’ Nabs Top 10 Vegan Seafood Award

PETA Honors Long Island Eatery for Oyster Mushroom–and-Marinara Dish

For Immediate Release:
August 15, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-540-7382

Long Island, N.Y. – The results are in for PETA’s first-ever Top 10 Vegan Seafood Dishes, and Long Island restaurant 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe has nabbed a spot on the list for its delicious vegan calamari—cashew cream–battered oyster mushrooms served with marinara and tartar sauces. Another menu standout is the classic “fish” and chips, made with Gardein fillets deep-fried to perfection.

“3 Brothers Vegan Cafe’s crispy squid-free calamari is making a splash with diners and definitely proving that no sensitive sea animal needs to die for dinner,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the restaurants on PETA’s list are dishing up mouthwatering animal-friendly seafood that’s sure to have diners catching—and riding—the vegan wave.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that crustaceans and other sea animals feel pain, yet live lobsters are dropped into boiling water, crabs are dismembered while still conscious, and fish are gutted on the decks of fishing boats. And because fish absorb contamination from the water in which they live, their flesh is laced with toxins, such as mercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, pesticides, and even industrial-strength fire retardant. Every person who goes vegan prevents nearly 200 animals a year—including fish and other marine life who are hauled out of the sea and left to bleed to death or suffocate on the decks of fishing boats—from being abused and slaughtered.

Rounding out PETA’s list—in no particular order—are dishes from Detroit Vegan Soul; The Grange in Providence, Rhode Island; Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis, Tennessee; Sailor Jack’s in Kansas City, Missouri; The Land of Kush in Baltimore; Vegan House in Phoenix; The Owlery in Bloomington, Indiana; Seed in New Orleans; and Crossroads in Los Angeles.

PETA offers a variety of recipes for delicious vegan seafood meals on its website as well as a vegan starter kit full of recipes, tips on dining out, and more. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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