As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Restaurant for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cinnamon Rolls
For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Washington – 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 NuVegan Cafe—which has locations in Washington, D.C., and College Park, Maryland—has secured a (sweet) spot on the list, thanks to its satisfyingly delicious vegan cinnamon rolls. NuVegan is also known for its scrumptious vegan cupcakes, red velvet cake, and “cheesecakes” as well as soy-, rice-, almond-, and hemp-based smoothies and shakes in 18 different flavors, including Tropical Delight, Chocolate Cream, and Citrus Surprise. The line of people waiting to get into the cafe is often out the door.
“From delectable cinnamon rolls to fabulous fruit smoothies, NuVegan Cafe’s patrons can satisfy their sweet tooth and be sweet to animals,” 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 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; Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri; 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.
For more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.