Morels Cafe’s Pop Tarts Are a ‘Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treat’ in the U.S.A.

As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Restaurant for Rotating Selection of Fruit-Filled Pastries

For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2018

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Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Louisville, Ky. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Louisville’s Morels Cafe has secured a (sweet) spot on the list, thanks to its delicious (and adorable) pop tarts. The pastries have been offered in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar and cinnamon, PB&J, and green tomato—and rumor has it that Valentine’s Day will bring special heart-shaped tarts in a strawberry, cherry, or chocolate-cherry flavor.

“Morels Cafe is known for its vegan take on hearty fast-food classics, so its handmade fresh-fruit pocket pastries fit right in,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s new ‘dessert directory’ will help diners indulge in the best compassionate confections from coast to coast.”

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 treats from America’s first gourmet vegan restaurant, the iconic Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as NuVegan Café in Washington, D.C.; Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut; Nami in Phoenix; Timeless Coffee in Oakland, California; Venerable Bean Bakery in Morgantown, West Virginia; Detroit Vegan Soul in Detroit; Plant in Asheville, North Carolina; and Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—also offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website, along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Catalog.

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