Fish-Free for Lent: Boston Eateries Serve Up Vegan Seafood

For Immediate Release:
March 2, 2022

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Boston – Now that Lent has begun, this is the first year that it’s been possible (and popular) to go all out with vegan seafood. Since roughly one-third of Bostonians identify as Catholic—and nearly half of Americans express an interest in eating more vegan foods—PETA has shared guidance on where to find Lenten meals that are kind to all animals, including those who swim. Here are some of PETA’s top picks:

  • Beloved vegan diner and bakery Veggie Galaxy (450 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge) puts a fish-free twist on a classic favorite with its Chickpea “Tuna” Melt, a chickpea salad melted together with aged dairy-free cheddar, kale, and tomato.
  • The Veggie Grill location in Harvard Square (57 John F. Kennedy St. in Cambridge) grills up Cajun Fish Sandwiches, a Good Catch crispy “fish” fillet topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled celery, and Cajun devil sauce on a toasted brioche bun.
  • Just outside the city, the Red Lentil Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant (600 Mount Auburn St. in Watertown) dishes up Chesapeake Crabless Cakes, a pair of savory patties made from tempeh, seaweed, roasted corn, and spices and topped with seasoned orzo pasta.

Of course, Gardein’s f’sh filets, Good Catch’s Plant-Based Tuna, New Wave Foods’ plant-based shrimp, and Sophie’s Kitchen’s Vegan Crab Cakes are available in most supermarket freezer cases. For more vegan Lenten options, PETA’s Christian outreach division, LAMBS (which stands for “Least Among My Brothers and Sisters” from Matthew 25:40), offers a roundup of easy, at-home vegan recipes for Lent on its website.

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