Seed Nabs Spot on PETA’s List of Top Vegan Soul Food Joints

PETA Recognizes Central City Hot Spot for Its Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare

For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

New Orleans – Vegan soul food is killing it nationwide as demand soars for delicious down-home cooking that satisfies cravings without clogging arteries or causing animal suffering. That’s why PETA has compiled a list of the top vegan soul food joints across the country—and Central City favorite Seed has earned a prime spot for its hearty and healthy fare.

While New Orleans is home to other vegan-friendly soul food restaurants—including Green Goddess and Diasporic Healing Tastes—Seed’s flavor-packed dishes make it a PETA-staff favorite. The Creole-inspired menu includes mouthwatering classics such as southern fried po’ boys, gumbo, and sweet corn polenta—plus a generous breakfast selection, including pancakes, grits, and smoky maple seitan. Decadent desserts include beignets with powdered sugar and chocolate mousse.

“Thanks to Seed, diners can enjoy all the lip-smacking flavor of classic soul food—minus the cruelty and cholesterol,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Remain. “PETA is calling on soul food lovers everywhere to satisfy their cravings with a hearty and heart-healthy vegan dish today.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to saving more than 100 animals every year from immense suffering, going vegan reduces diners’ chances of developing heart disease by a whopping 32 percent, according to a large-scale study conducted by Oxford University. Leading medical experts have determined that healthy vegan meals can even reverse heart disease in people who already have clogged arteries. In addition, going vegan reduces one’s risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

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