PETA Names the Top 10 Vegan Seafood Dishes in the U.S.

Mouthwatering Meals From Mushroom Calamari to 'Catfish' Tofu Are Proving That Animal-Free Seafood Is Making Waves With Diners

For Immediate Release:
August 15, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – To recognize restaurants for creating innovative and delicious cruelty-free “seafood” meals, PETA has compiled its first-ever list of the Top 10 Vegan Seafood Dishes in the U.S. The award-winning creations range from soy-glazed mock eel to briny artichoke oysters and can be found at eateries from coast to coast.

“From the simmering faux-fish and shrimp hot pot at Vegan House in Arizona to the vegan crab cakes at Land of Kush in Maryland, every one of these delicious award-winning dishes is proof that no sensitive sea animal needs to die for dinner,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is recognizing these restaurants for crafting thoughtful animal-free seafood meals that are sure to have diners catching—and riding—the vegan wave.”

PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” notes that every person who goes vegan prevents nearly 200 animals a year—including fish and other marine life who are hauled out of the sea and left to bleed to death or suffocate on the decks of fishing boats—from being abused and slaughtered.

The complete list of winners follows in no particular order:

  • “Fish” Tacos at The Owlery in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Seafood Hot Pot at Vegan House in Phoenix
  • Mock Eel & Tofu at The Grange in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Vegetable Ceviche at Seed in New Orleans
  • Artichoke Oysters at Crossroads in Los Angeles
  • Vegan Crab Cakes at Land of Kush in Baltimore
  • Hearts of Palm “Lobster” Roll at Sailor Jack’s in Kansas City, Missouri
  • “Fish” Dinner at Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oyster Mushroom Calamari at 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe on Long Island, New York
  • “Catfish” Tofu at Detroit Vegan Soul

The award-winning restaurants will each receive a framed certificate. For more details, click here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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