Banán Nabs ‘Top 10 Vegan Sundaes in the U.S.’ Award

PETA Says Sustainable Staple Wins Big for Turning Island-Grown Ingredients Into Cruelty-Free Soft Serve

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382


In time for National Ice Cream Day on July 16—which falls in the middle of National Ice Cream Month—PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Ice Cream Sundaes in the U.S., and Honolulu’s Banán has scooped up a spot on the list with its creative Papaya Boats.

The local chain—which includes a beach shack, a university storefront, and a food truck—offers the fruity treat with creamy dairy-free soft-serve ice cream served in a fresh papaya and topped with healthy homegrown ingredients, such as bananas, mango, dragon fruit, ginger, and spirulina. Banán’s vibrant ice cream flavors include Roots (beets, ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, and banana), Greens (ginger, mint, spirulina, kale, and banana), and Green Tea (matcha and banana) and can be embellished with taste bud–friendly extras like puffed quinoa, crushed macadamia nuts, and shaved coconut.

“Banán’s dairy-free soft serve is packed with fresh fruit, making it one of the most refreshing summer treats around,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the vegan ice cream sundaes on PETA’s list prove that you can indulge your sweet tooth while also being sweet to animals.”

Not only is vegan ice cream free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, it’s also kinder to mother cows on dairy farms, who are artificially impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves immediately after birth so that their milk can be consumed by humans instead.

Rounding out PETA’s list is the iconic Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale and Christopher’s Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Crossroads and KindKreme in Los Angeles; Sweet Ritual in Austin, Texas; Boston’s Veggie Galaxy; Virtuous Pie in Portland, Oregon; Denver’s SNOWLAB; and The Cookie Counter in Seattle. Each winner will receive a framed certificate.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—also offers tips on its website for finding delicious dairy-free ice cream at grocery stores across the country.

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