Kansas City Makes ‘Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities’ List for First Time

PETA Honors City’s Animal-Friendly Fare, From Vegan BBQ to Spicy ‘Chicken’ Sandwiches and More

For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2018

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Kansas City, Mo.

The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S., and for the first time, Kansas City has nabbed a place on the list, debuting in the number-10 spot and earning a framed certificate for Mayor Sly James to display. Award-winning musician Moby kicked off this year’s awards with a reception at his all-vegan bistro, Little Pine, in Los Angeles on May 15. Vegan stars—including Kristin Bauer and Craig Robinson—appeared to help celebrate the city with the award for the number-one spot on the list.

“Kansas City may be the ‘Barbecue Capital of the World,’ but thanks to a bounty of vegan treats, such as the truffle popcorn at Beer Kitchen and the award-winning scones at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee, the city is well on its way to becoming the vegan capital of the world,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the cities on PETA’s list are responding to the booming demand for vegan fare with healthy and humane dishes that are as delicious as they are kind to animals.”

Kansas City’s all-vegan eateries include Peaceful Pig Vegan BBQ and Happy Apple Café, which will start dishing up spicy seitan chicken sandwiches and other decadent dishes this summer. Over at Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings, diners can enjoy Eggplant Pockets and Veggie Dumplings. canihaveabite offers hearty Maple Chipotle Tacos, and at Beer Kitchen, diners can indulge in the standout Truffle Popcorn and Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwich. For brunch, check out Eden Alley Café and try the Orange Chocolate French Toast Bake topped with agave sweet butter and grilled orange slices or head to Café Gratitude for creamy chai milkshakes made with handcrafted cashew coconut ice cream—or pick up a coffee and a treat at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee or Pirate’s Bone.

Rounding out PETA’s list are Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Minneapolis; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Cleveland; Omaha, Nebraska; and Miami.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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