As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors Petunia's Pies & Pastries for Decadent Fruity Treat
For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Portland, Ore. – Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the top 10 vegan pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and the award-winning Bumble Berry Peach Pie—filled with juicy blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches and finished with a coconut hazelnut streusel inside a flaky crust—from Portland’s Petunia’s Pies & Pastries has secured a spot on the list.
“Petunia’s Bumble Berry Peach 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 decadent 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 Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver; Fork My Life in Sarasota, Florida; Green Heart Bakery in Tucson, Arizona; Magpies Softserve in Los Angeles; The Remedy Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina; Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson, Texas; Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky; Acme Pie Co. in Arlington, Virginia; Third Coast Bakery in Traverse City, Michigan; Veggie Galaxy in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Sweet Freedom Bakery in Philadelphia. 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.