As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Gourmet Restaurant for Three-Tiered Dreamy Dessert
For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2018
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and for the second year in a row, America’s first gourmet vegan restaurant, Sublime Restaurant & Bar, has secured the top spot on the list, thanks to its Coconut Cake, which was named the Best Vegan Sweet Treat. The award-winning dessert features three layers of rich white cake surrounded by fluffy coconut butter crème frosting and is accompanied by a crispy almond tuile cookie.
“A slice of Sublime’s Coconut Cake is a dream-come-true ending to a perfectly lovely meal,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s new ‘dessert directory’ will help diners indulge in the best compassionate confections from coast to coast.”
Not only are vegan desserts free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chickens’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old.
Rounding out PETA’s list are treats from NuVegan Café in Washington, D.C.; Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut; Nami in Phoenix; Timeless Coffee in Oakland, California; Venerable Bean Bakery in Morgantown, West Virginia; Detroit Vegan Soul in Detroit; Plant in Asheville, North Carolina; Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri; and Morels Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.