It’s OFISHal: Sebastopol Brand Honored for Its Vegan Seafood

For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Sebastapol, Calif. – With National Seafood Month (October) just around the corner, PETA took the opportunaty to rank the country’s Top 10 Vegan Sea Food Brands, and local company Sophie’s Kitchen landed a spot on the list! Sophie’s Kitchen offers crispy golden vegan fish fillets, shrimp, shareable crab cakes, bagel-ready smoked salmon, and black pepper and sea salt tuna, perfect for melts, salads, sushi, and more—available on Amazon and at major supermarkets.

“We had fun tasting so many vegan items, and Sophie’s Kitchen’s fish-free options 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; Kuleana in San Francisco; 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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