Group Celebrates the Restaurant for Dishing Up the Best Black-Eyed Pea Tacos and Krab Soup in the Whole Country
For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Wilmington, Del. – As restaurants welcome diners back after COVID-19 isolation, PETA is highlighting some of the Top Vegan Soul Food Restaurants across the country—and Drop Squad Kitchen has secured a spot on the list.
Owned and operated by Abundance Child and her family, it offers a varied menu of soups, salads, one-of-a-kind black-eyed pea tacos, vegan hotdogs, and more. Favorites include the Maryland Krab Soup—tomato broth with hearts of palm “crabmeat”—and sandwiches like the Olmec (BBQ jerk “chicken,” avocado, kale, and tomato with a “cheesy” garlic sauce) and the Tunut (pumpkin seed pâté, mayo, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce).
“If you’re in the mood for unique and super-tasty items or just fancy an old favorite like a chili cheese dog, Drop Squad Kitchen has a vegan version for you,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the restaurants on PETA’s list are satisfying diners’ hunger for soul food that’s as delicious as it is kind to animals.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan is a move for social justice. Vegan restaurants help keep some communities from being stranded in food deserts, which contribute to higher rates of strokes, heart disease, and diabetes—all conditions that going vegan can help prevent—and each person who goes vegan combats speciesism, the archaic belief that other animals are inherently inferior to humans and that it’s acceptable to exploit them. Vegans also have a smaller carbon footprint than meat-eaters do.