National Search Ranks Plum Bistro in Seattle Number Five Celebrity Vegan Dining Spot

Local Eatery Makes PETA's List of the Top Five Star-Studded Vegan Restaurants—Thanks to Ben Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix, and Other Star Diners

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Seattle – Sure, anyone can star-gaze on Broadway and in Beverly Hills, but since many celebrities now can’t go even one meal without something vegan, you can catch them popping up at animal-friendly restaurants all across the U.S. That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has put together its picks for the Top Five Star-Studded Vegan Restaurants that aren’t located in the Big Apple or Hollywood, and Seattle’s Plum Bistro has made list.

Known for its beloved (and PETA award–winning) Pesto Grilled Cheese as well as its Smoky Kale—served with Spanish almonds and smoked tofu—and Pecan Crusted Tofu Cutlets, Plum Bistro has played host to A-listers Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck, and Joaquin Phoenix, among many others.

“With a menu that includes delectable vegan dishes, such as Cajun mac and cheese and pan-seared Creole tempeh, Plum Bistro is the place for health-conscious and animal-friendly celebrities who crave vegan foods,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the hot spots on PETA’s list deserve a Hollywood star for offering meals that are as delicious as they are kind to animals, the environment, and human health.”

Each winner will receive a framed certificate. Top honors go to Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—a favorite of Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, and Gloria Estefan. PETA’s other picks include Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix, where icons Kendrick Lamar, Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, and other stars dine. Woodland’s Vegan Bistro in Washington, D.C., —where Kanye West, Beyoncé, Kal Penn, and Ginuwine have all been spotted—made the cut, as did Chicago’s The Chicago Diner, which has served, among others, Lady Gaga, Joan Jett, and Ellen DeGeneres.

For more information, please visit or click here.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind