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

As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors Green Heart Bakery for Creamy, Classic Holiday Treat

For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Tucson, Ariz.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the top 10 vegan pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Tucson’s Green Heart Bakery’s Tofu Pumpkin Pie has secured a spot on the list. The award-winning pie comes with a choice of crusts and an organic pumpkin filling sweetened with maple syrup and molasses, complete with traditional spices.

In addition to the Tofu Pumpkin Pie, Green Heart Bakery’s specialty desserts include the Pears Poached in Red Wine Galette, Pumpkin Pecan Uncheesecake, Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake, and Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake.

“Green Heart Bakery’s Tofu Pumpkin Pie is a delicious and animal-friendly take on a Thanksgiving classic,” 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; Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver; 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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