Dallas Nabs Spot on PETA’s ‘Most Vegan-Friendly Cities’ List

Big D Wins Big Honors for Vegan-Friendly Taquerías, Steakhouses, and More

For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2019

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382


The results are in for PETA’s 2019 ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the U.S.—and for the first time, Dallas has landed a spot on the list, debuting in seventh place thanks to its abundance of vegan twists on classic Texan and Latin American dishes. PETA has sent Mayor Eric Johnson a framed certificate.

“From tacos and tamales to a Tofurky Italian Sausage Stack, Big D boasts one of the biggest vegan dining scenes around,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The number of American vegans grew by 600% in just three years, and the cities on PETA’s list are meeting the skyrocketing demand for animal-friendly fare.”

Those wishing to nosh on animal-free food need look no further than the recently opened Nuno’s Tacos & Vegmex Grill, with its smoky chipotle jackfruit enchiladas, or Tiki Loco, with its standout Smokin’ Hawaiian “Steak” Poke nachos drizzled with pineapple pico. D’Vegan puts a vegan spin on traditional Vietnamese dishes, V-Eats Modern Vegan serves up Country Fried “Steak” (deep-fried Portobello mushrooms with mushroom gravy), ITSO Vegan gets creative with a Nothing From the Sea Food Platter, and Da Munchies satisfies the munchies with its vegan Shrimp & Oyster Mushroom Po’ boy. Bam’s Vegan at the Dallas Farmers Market offers a tangy Jackfruit Ropa Vieja with beans, rice, and fried plantain, and even Al Biernat’s steakhouse is cashing in on the vegan demand with delicious animal-free options like the Tofurky Italian Sausage Stack and a meatless cheeseburger. Vegan sweets can be found at Sugar Fang Vegan Bakery, Reverie Bakeshop, and El Palote Panaderia, the city’s first all-vegan Mexican restaurant and bakery.

Topping PETA’s list is San Francisco, where PETA’s “Lettuce Lady” and “Lettuce Lad” celebrated the accomplishment with a special cable car ride (photos available here). Rounding out the list are Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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