Mud Pie’s Scones Named One of ‘Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats’ in the U.S.A

As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse for Scrumptious Sweet and Savory Scones

For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2018

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Kansas City, Mo. – 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 Kansas City’s Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee has secured a (sweet) spot on the list, thanks to its delicious scones. The pitch-perfect pastries come in sweet and savory flavors that vary daily and are offered alongside bakery staples such as festive Bundt cakes and cupcakes in flavors including Lemon Kiss, Chai Spice, and Strawberries N’ Cream.

“Mud Pie’s freshly baked scones are the perfect breakfast treat or cozy mid-afternoon pick-me-up to dunk into a cup of housemade vegan chai,” 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 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 Morels Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky. 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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