Group Gives Nod to Noodles in the Best Bowls to Beat a Winter Chill
For Immediate Release:
January 15, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – This winter, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Ramen Bowls from restaurants in the U.S. and Canada—and the winners range from the mushroom-packed Vegan Shoyu Ramen from New York City’s Ramen Ishida to the nut-based Vegetarian Tantan Men Ramen from Honolulu’s Junpuu.
“Vegan ramen is a perfect cold-weather comfort food because it gives pigs, chickens, and other animals a little comfort, too,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Everyone who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, so all the nourishing noodles on PETA’s list celebrate compassion by the bowlful.”
West Coast winners include the Spicy Ramen, which is made with sunflower seed broth, from Los Angeles’ all-vegan Ramen Hood; the Spicy Garlic Miso Ramen from San Francisco’s all-vegan Shizen; and the fully customizable Negi-goma Atsuage Ramen from Ramen Danbo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In Memphis, Tennessee, The Crazy Noodle won a spot on the list for its veggie-packed Miso Ramen, as did DOMU in Orlando, Florida, for its Vegan Shio Ramen, which is topped with veggies and fried tofu.
Rounding out the list are the Veggie Miso Ramen from Daruma Ramen in Austin, Texas, which makes its broth from fruit and vegetables and its noodles from tapioca; the Yasai Ramen from Gorō Ramen in Oklahoma City, which is topped with tofu and fried shallots; and the rich and spicy Tomato-Curry Ramen from Hatoba in Washington, D.C. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, the human-supremacist worldview that other animals are mere commodities. Animals raised for meat, eggs, and dairy are beaten; mutilated; kept in filthy, crowded conditions; denied everything that’s natural and important to them; and violently killed.