Local Bakery’s Pecan Pie Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors Reverie Bakeshop's Vegan Twist on a Texas Classic

For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2019

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Richardson, Texas – Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the top 10 vegan pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Richardson’s all-vegan Reverie Bakeshop has secured a spot on the list with its award-winning Pecan Pie, made with local Texas pecans and sweetened with organic maple syrup.

The bakery is also offering vegan Chocolate Cream, Pumpkin, Apple, Banana Cream, and many other pies for Thanksgiving.

“Reverie Bakeshop’s Pecan Pie is a delicious vegan take on a holiday favorite, and it’s the perfect animal-friendly way to end any Southern 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; Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver; 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.

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