For National Hispanic Heritage Month, Group Celebrates the Restaurants Dishing Up the Best Jackfruit Tacos and Dairy-Free Flan in the U.S.
For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2020
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), PETA and PETA Latino are highlighting the top 10 Latinx-owned vegan restaurants nationwide:
- Calaveritas in Atlanta
- The Cocinita in Miami
- Miami Nice in Portland, Oregon
- Viva Vegeria in San Antonio
- Mama’s International Tamales in Los Angeles
- Nuno’s Tacos & Vegmex Grill in Dallas
- Luna Verde Vegan Mexican Restaurant in Bradley Beach, New Jersey
- Bar Bombón in Philadelphia
- The Earthy Kitchen in Orlando, Florida
- Flacos in Berkeley, California
“Whether you’re in the mood for a savory banana leaf tamale, jackfruit pupusas, a delicious flan, or sopapillas, these eateries have a super-tasty vegan dish for you,” says PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo. “The restaurants on PETA Latino’s top 10 list put vegan twists on classic Latin dishes that are as taste bud–friendly as they are animal-friendly.”
PETA Latino—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan is an important way to stand up for social justice, as slaughterhouse workers, who are disproportionally Latinx, are facing a practically unchecked spread of COVID-19. U.S. farms and slaughterhouses are every bit as filthy as any “wet market,” with floors soaked with blood, urine, and feces—and they’re filled with terrified animals who are fully aware that those around them are being violently hacked apart. People can take a stand against such abuse, help prevent future pandemics, and improve their own health simply by supporting vegan-centric restaurants.
In addition, each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and combats speciesism, the archaic belief that other animals are inherently inferior to humans and that it’s acceptable to exploit them.