MOOve Over, Meat! 10 Local Veggie Burgers Nab PETA Awards

For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2021

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Honolulu – In honor of National Burger Day (May 28) and as part of PETA’s national campaign encouraging everyone to make kinder choices at the dinner table and the drive-through, the group has scoured Oahu for the best locally made meat-free, cow-friendly patties around—and the results are in for its Top 10 Veggie Burgers on Oahu:

  • The Badass Chick—a crispy “chicken” patty topped with vegan cheese and all the trimmings—from Badass Burgers, Hawaii’s first vegan burger joint
  • Sakara’s Vegan Burger—slathered with cashew cream sauce—from Barefoot Beach Cafe
  • The Hello Burger—served with garlic aioli and available with avocado, fakin’ bacon, and vegan egg—from The Beet Box Cafe
  • Blondie’s Vegan Cheeseburger—a vegan beef patty with vegan cheese and local veggies, available on a bun or in a taco shell—from Blondie’s Plant-Based Food Truck
  • The Earth Burger—a classic vegan patty slathered with Vegenaise and piled high with veggies—from Down to Earth
  • The Against the Grain Veggie Burger—whose toppings include avocado and pickled ginger—from Maui Brewing Co
  • The Vegan Furious Burger—served with jalapeño, crispy onions, and spicy “furious sauce”—from Osoyami Bar & Grill
  • The Vegan SOP—topped with lettuce, tomato, and house sauce—from The Other Side Diner
  • The Kaloha Veggie Burger—a protein-packed grain and bean patty covered with cashew queso and plenty of veggies—from Umeke Market
  • The Attack the Mac—a vegan twist on a fast-food classic, complete with secret sauce—from Vegan Jane’s

Each restaurant will receive a framed certificate. Photos of all the award-winning burgers are available here.

“Just like humans, cows are made of flesh and blood, feel pain and fear, have unique personalities, and value their own lives,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With so many PETA award–winning veggie burgers, Oahu shows that vegan options on the island are as full as Waikiki beaches.”

Cows in the meat industry are often confined to cramped, filthy feedlots without protection from the elements. At the slaughterhouse, workers shoot them in the head with a captive-bolt gun, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throat—often while they’re still conscious. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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