Nosh Pit Detroit’s Coney Carrot Dog Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

Ahead of the Fourth of July, Group Pays Tribute to the Most Delicious Meat-Free Hot Dogs From Sea to Shining Sea

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

Detroit – As people gear up to celebrate the Fourth of July, PETA is releasing its list of the Top 10 All-American Vegan Dogs of 2019 for revelers to enjoy at restaurants across the country over the holiday—and Nosh Pit Detroit‘s Coney Carrot Dog has nabbed a spot on the list. The award-winning hot dog is topped with vegan chili, diced onion, and yellow mustard and served on a classic American bun.

“Old meaty hot dogs are getting their buns kicked by creative cruelty-free fare such as Nosh Pit’s carrot dog,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the wieners of PETA’s national top 10 list are proving that compassion can be a delicious business.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that veggie dogs are lower in fat than traditional hot dogs and contain none of the cholesterol or cancer-causing agents found in their meat-based counterparts—and they spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat industry, pigs spend their entire lives in cramped, filthy warehouses, and part of piglets’ tails are cut off and males are castrated without pain relief. At slaughterhouses, the animals are strung up by one leg and their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

Nosh Pit will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Crispy Cowboy at Phyto’s Vegan Eats in Las Vegas; the Banh Mi Dog from Fauxmaha Hot Dogs in Omaha, Nebraska; and the Chicago Dog at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio. And of course, delicious vegan hot dog brands are also widely available in grocery stores across the country. To view the complete rankings, please visit or click here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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