PETA Honors the 'Gateway to the West' for Opening the Door to Animal-Friendly Dining
For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Omaha, Neb. – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S., and for the first time, Omaha has nabbed a place on the list, debuting in the number eight spot and earning a framed certificate for Mayor Jean Stothert to display. Award-winning musician Moby kicked off this year’s awards with a reception at his all-vegan Los Angeles bistro, Little Pine, on May 15. Vegan stars—including Kristin Bauer and Craig Robinson—appeared to help celebrate the city as the number one spot on the list.
“From the creamy Mac & Shews at Modern Love to the decadent dairy-free treats at Coneflower Creamery, Omaha is dishing up some of the best vegan comfort food in the country,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the cities on PETA’s list are responding to the booming demand for vegan fare with healthy and humane dishes that are as delicious as they are kind to animals.”
In Omaha, the all-vegan mobile hot dog stand Fauxmaha Hot Dogs can often be found dishing up Banh Mi Dogs outside Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Modern Love, whose other “swanky vegan comfort food” dishes include Nachos Molo and Honee Mustard Cauliflower wings. For vegan burgers and sausages, there are the delicious Block Burgers and Sloppy Nicks at Block 16, the Black Bean Burger at Benson Brewery, and the Vegan Currywurst at Blatt Beer & Table, among others. The Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers the Cowgirl (vegan tempura, Sriracha-fried onion rings, vegan mayo, and BBQ paper), and Nice Noodles is known for its Gimbap Korean Style Sushi. For dessert, Omaha boasts both Coneflower Creamery and Ted & Wally’s for frozen treats—and the all-vegan Amateur Coffee offers all the tasty muffins, doughnuts, whoopee pies, and cinnamon rolls a diner could ask for.
Rounding out PETA’s list are Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Minneapolis; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Cleveland; Miami; and Kansas City, Missouri.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.