PETA Names the Top Six Vegan-Friendly Doughnut Shops in the U.S.

Egg- and Dairy-Free Delicacies Are as Sweet a Deal for Animals as They Are for Pastry Hounds—Just in Time for National Doughnut Day

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2014

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Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Who cares about doughnuts? PETA and millions of Americans do—that’s who! That’s why PETA’s “official” tasters set out to find the Top Six Vegan-Friendly Doughnut Shops in the land in time for National Doughnut Day (June 6), and the results are in:

  • First place goes to Mighty-O Donuts in Seattle. With 40 varieties of all-vegan doughnuts—including the best-selling French Toast doughnut, a spice cake doughnut with maple glaze, cinnamon, and powdered sugar—Mighty-O has a mighty hold on number one.
  • Second place goes to Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, Pa. As the name implies, everything at Vegan Treats is vegan, including the splendid doughnuts, which include cannoli, tiramisu, Bavarian cream–filled fasnachts, cinnamon-sugar pretzel doughnuts, triple chocolate, and the runaway favorite, Boston cream.
  • Third place goes to Ronald’s Donuts in Las Vegas. Vegan specialties include cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, turnovers, maple and almond butterflies, apple burritos, bear claws, tiger tails, and lemon, raspberry, and soy custard.

Rounding out the winners are Pepples Organic Donuts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tandem Doughnuts in Missoula, Mont., and Le Cave’s Bakery in Tucson, Ariz. Garnering honorable mentions are Voodoo Doughnut in Denver and Portland and Eugene, Ore., andDonut Friend in Los Angeles.

“These wonderful bakeries prove every day that vegans can indulge with the best of them,” says PETA Special Projects Manager Alicia Woempner. “It’s nice to know that something as devilishly sweet as a fresh glazed doughnut is also a sweet deal for animals.”

Each winner will receive a congratulatory letter and a framed certificate from PETA.

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