PETA Recognizes Worcester Hot Spot for Its Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare
For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2016
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Worcester, Mass. – Vegan soul food is killing it nationwide as demand soars for delicious down-home cooking that satisfies cravings without clogging arteries or causing animal suffering. That’s why PETA has compiled a list of the top vegan soul food joints across the country—and Worcester favorite Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant has earned a prime spot for its hearty and healthy fare.
The popular takeout spot specializes in a “soulful Belmont twist on Jamaican and American inspired dishes” with robust plant-based entrées such as vegan Pepper Steak, BBQ Chicken, and Lamb, plus hit-the-spot pasta dishes like Macaroni & Soy Cheese and Spaghetti & Veggie-Balls. Rounding out the menu are additional scrumptious options, including Vegetable Stew and a variety of vegan burger patties.
“Thanks to Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant, diners can enjoy all the lip-smacking flavor of classic soul food—minus the cruelty and cholesterol,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Remain. “PETA is calling on soul food lovers everywhere to satisfy their cravings with a hearty and heart-healthy vegan dish today.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to saving more than 100 animals every year from immense suffering, going vegan reduces diners’ chances of developing heart disease by a whopping 32 percent, according to a large-scale study conducted by Oxford University. Leading medical experts have determined that healthy vegan meals can even reverse heart disease in people who already have clogged arteries. In addition, going vegan reduces one’s risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, and cancer.