It’s OFISHal: PETA Awards Bay Area Brands for Vegan Seafood

For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

San Francisco – With National Seafood Month (October) just around the corner, PETA took the opportunaty to rank the Top 10 Vegan Sea Food Brands in North America, and local companies Kuleana and Jinka landed spots on the list! Kuleana’s sushi-grade vegan tuna and nutrient-dense faux lox made from algae, koji, and radishes are available at Poké Bar locations as well as Erewhon Market. Jinka dishes up delicious vegan tuna spread in a variety of flavors—including Lemon and Dill and Spicy—sold at GTFO It’s Vegan!,, and Whole Foods.

“We had fun tasting so many vegan items, and Kuleana’s bagel-ready lox and Jinka’s baguette-friendly tuna are off the hook,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s favorite brands will help anyone celebrate National Seafood Month while leaving sea animals in the sea, where they belong.”

Vegan seafood is free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol and prevents fish from being gutted on the decks of fishing boats, live lobsters from being dropped into boiling water, and crabs from being dismembered while still conscious. And vegan meats are more popular than ever—sales increased 148% in 2020 compared to the year before, and 47% of Americans want to incorporate more vegan foods into their meals in 2021.

Other honorees include BeLeaf in City of Industry, California; Gardein in Richmond, British Columbia; Good Catch in Newtown, Pennsylvania; May Wah Vegetarian Market in New York City; and The Plant Based Seafood Co in Grimstead, Virginia. Each company will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers many vegan seafood 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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind