For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2023
Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and the local food truck Vurger Guyz has won a top spot with its saucy, perfectly grilled Deluxe Vurger.
Parked at 788 S. Grand Ave., the vegan burger spot—owned by four former NCAA athletes—promises a “one-bite warranty” for its American comfort food classics, attracting the patronage of Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Tabitha Brown, and other celebrities. The award-winning “Deluxe Vurger” is a Beyond Beef patty with the truck’s custom seasoning, both raw and caramelized grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, and American “cheese,” topped with house-made Sunrise Sauce.
“Stacked with caramelized onions and vegan American cheese, this towering burger is the perfect animal-friendly answer to those comfort food cravings,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a smart business decision.”
Vurger Guyz will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Mushroom Swizz Burger at Modern Love Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Beet Burger at Three Carrots (Indianapolis), the Flatiron at Meta Burger (Boulder, Denver, and Edgewater, Colorado), the Garlic Mushroom Burger at Mark of the Beastro (Salt Lake City), the WAP-er at Houstatlantavegan (Houston), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).
Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.