Local Dessert Shop’s Fried Softserve Pie Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

As Thanksgiving Approaches, PETA Honors Magpies Softserve's Unique Holiday Treat

For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2019

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has selected the top 10 vegan pies from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Silver Lake’s Magpies Softserve has secured a spot on the list with its Fried Softserve Pie. The award-winning pie consists of corn-almond softserve in a graham crust, layered with vegan fudge and vegan honeycomb candy and topped with vegan whipped cream and fried, candied corn flakes.

“Magpies’ Fried Softserve Pie is a delicious, unique, and animal-friendly 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; Beet Box Bakery & Cafe in Denver; 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.

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