‘The Southern V’ Nabs Spot on PETA’s List of Top Vegan Soul Food Joints

PETA Recognizes Nashville Hot Spot for Its Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare

For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2016

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Nashville, Tenn. – 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 Nashville newcomer The Southern V has earned a prime spot for its hearty and healthy fare.

Opened in mid-October by a vegan wife and husband with two small children, this Midtown to-go eatery is the latest to join the vegan soul food trend. It’s home to Nashville’s only homemade vegan chicken patty—the fluffy, hit-the-spot Hot or Not Chick’n Biscuit—plus other robust entrées, such as BBQ Ribz and Macaroni ‘n Cheeze. Sweets lovers will enjoy the Warm Brownie Sundae Cups, Sweet Potato Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, and more.

“Thanks to The Southern V, 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.

PETA offers a free vegan starter kit here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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