For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Des Moines, Iowa – To celebrate the start of fall, PETA has scoured the country for the best and heartiest vegan chili dishes—and Dirt Burger has landed a spot on the list for its Red Chili, a zesty heaping of pinto beans, tomatoes, house-made vegan meat, and cilantro crema.
“Vegan chili is the ultimate comfort food, and it comes with the comforting thought that no animals were harmed to make it,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA celebrates Dirt Burger for helping people tuck into their favorite food without the cruelty or the cholesterol.”
PETA notes that vegan meat sales increased 148% in 2020 compared to the year before and that 47% of Americans want to incorporate more vegan foods into their meals in 2021.
Other honorees include Plant Bae in Montgomery, Alabama; Arles & Boggs Vegan Eatery in Wallingford, Connecticut; House of Leaf & Bean in Jacksonville, Florida; The Grit in Athens, Georgia; and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers many vegan chili recipes on its website.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.