As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors Acme Pie Co. for Tangy Treat
For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2019
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Arlington, Va. – Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the top 10 vegan pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Arlington’s Acme Pie Co. has secured a spot on the list with its award-winning Blackberry Pie, which is filled with fresh blackberries tossed with a dash of lime zest.
“Acme Pie Co.’s Blackberry Pie is as delicious as it is kind to animals, and it’s the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving meal,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the pleasing pies on PETA’s list show how easy it is to give everyone—including chickens and cows—something to be thankful for.”
Not only are vegan desserts free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chickens’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old.
Rounding out PETA’s list are pies from Fork My Life in Sarasota, Florida; Green Heart Bakery in Tucson, Arizona; Petunia’s Pies & Pastries in Portland, Oregon; Magpies Softserve in Los Angeles; The Remedy Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina; Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson, Texas; Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky; Third Coast Bakery in Traverse City, Michigan; Veggie Galaxy in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sweet Freedom Bakery in Philadelphia; and Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—also offers free vegan Thanksgiving recipes on its website.