Bar Bombón Wins Spot on PETA’s List of Top 10 Latinx-Owned Vegan Restaurants

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, Local Eatery Celebrated for Dishing Up Some of the Best Empanadas and Nachos in the U.S.

For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Philadelphia – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), PETA and PETA Latino are highlighting the top 10 Latinx-owned vegan restaurants nationwide—and Bar Bombón has secured a spot on the list.

As the restaurant’s website explains, “At Bar Bombón, we take authentic Puerto Rican recipes and add a twist (not just of lime).” Menu standouts include the Spanish Meatballs—drenched with romesco, topped with mojo verde, and served with herb grilled bread—and the Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, dressed with avocado, cilantro, black beans, and white onion. And don’t miss brunch—Bar Bombón also serves up a mean egg-free torta, stuffed with smoked tempeh, vegan gouda, and peppers and onions. Hungry yet?

“Whether you’re in the mood for street corn smothered with chipotle crema or a fish-free ceviche packed with veggies, Bar Bombón has a super-tasty vegan dish for you,” says PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo. “The restaurants on PETA Latino’s top 10 list put vegan spins on classic Latin dishes that are as taste bud–friendly as they are animal-friendly.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan is an important way to stand up for slaughterhouse workers, who are disproportionally Latinx and are facing a practically unchecked spread of COVID-19, which originated in a meat market. Everyone who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and combats speciesism, the archaic belief that other animals are inherently inferior to humans and that it’s acceptable to exploit them—and thanks to delicious vegan restaurants like Bar Bombón, making the switch is easier than ever.

Other honorees include Viva Vegeria in San Antonio, Mama’s International Tamales in Los Angeles, and Nuno’s Tacos & Vegmex Grill in Dallas.

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