Local Bakery’s Chocolate–Sweet Potato Pie Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors the Beet Box Bakery & Cafe for Decadent—and Spicy!—Treat

For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382


Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Denver’s Beet Box Bakery & Cafe has secured a spot on the list with its Chocolate–Sweet Potato Pie. The award-winning pie is filled with creamy sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ancho and chipotle chilies and has a rich layer of dark-chocolate ganache on the bottom and drizzled on top—a spicy, smoky tribute to Mexican hot chocolate.

In addition to the Chocolate–Sweet Potato Pie, the Beet Box is also offering vegan pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies for Thanksgiving.

“The Beet Box’s Chocolate–Sweet Potato 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 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; 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.

For more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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