National Search Ranks Woodland’s Vegan Bistro Among Top Celebrity Vegan Dining Spots

Local Eatery Makes PETA's List of the Top Five Star-Studded Vegan Restaurants Outside of Hollywood and New York City; Stargazers Might Find Kanye West, Beyoncé at the Next Table

For Immediate Release:
August 26, 2015

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Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Washington – Sure, anyone can star-gaze at headline-grabbing vegan restaurants in Los Angeles and New York City, but since celebrities now can’t go even one meal without something vegan, you can catch them popping up 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 D.C.’s Woodland’s Vegan Bistro has made the list.

Known for its beloved battered and fried vegan chick’n sandwich, tasty home-style biscuits, and delectable dairy-free cupcakes, Woodland’s Vegan Bistro has been host to Kim Kardashian, Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Kal Penn, John Salley, Ginuwine, Darrin Henson, Jason Mraz, and many others.

“With to-die-for crab cake sandwiches, a Caribbean chick pea salad, and decadent treats, Woodland’s is the spot for health-conscious and animal-friendly celebrities who crave vegan foods,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “None of the hot spots on PETA’s list should wait a New York minute to get a Hollywood star when their food is super-delicious and kind to animals, the environment, and people’s arteries.”

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 Pamela Anderson have flocked. The Windy City’s The Chicago Diner—which has served Lady Gaga, Joan Jett, and Ellen DeGeneres—made the list, as did Seattle’s Plum Bistro, whose patrons include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck, and Joaquin Phoenix.

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