PETA Recognizes Downtown Hot Spot for Its Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare
For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2016
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Tallahassee, Fla. – 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 downtown favorite Soul Veg Tallahassee has earned a prime spot for its hearty and healthy fare.
Launched as a pair of pioneering vegan food trucks in the late ’90s, this Tallahassee eatery is now part of the largest chain of vegan restaurants in the world. Its generous menu includes robust plant-based entrées such as Spicy Jerk Tofu with Rice and Peas, Chili Cheese Mac, and Mashed Potatoes and Battered Tofu, plus hit-the-spot sides like candied yams, cornbread, and collard greens. The restaurant also offers a variety of raw and gluten-free dishes as well as catering services.
“Thanks to Soul Veg Tallahassee, 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.