Super Bowl Snacking: Vegan Wings Score a Touchdown

PETA Identifies Top Local Eateries Dishing Up Animal-Friendly Poppers and Drummies

For Immediate Release:
January 24, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Atlanta – In time for Super Bowl LIII, PETA has searched Atlanta for the best vegan wings—and eight of the city’s top vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants scored big. Will you please keep vegan and vegetarian football fans in mind this year and include these details in your coverage of local Super Bowl fare? Here are the MVPs:

  • Buffalo Lollipops from Cafe Sunflower, which PETA will also give away to tailgaters outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday
  • Vegan chicken drumsticks and spicy vegan buffalo cauliflower wings from Envegan
  • Go Vegetarian Restaurant‘s Buffalo Vegan Chicken Poppers
  • Graveyard Tavern‘s vegan wings and sauces, including Buffalo, Jack BBQ, and Chernobyl
  • The tofu, cauliflower, and signature Kalebone “wings”—covered with homemade sauces—from Soul Vegetarian Restaurant No. 2
  • Fried cauliflower (or a Buffalo Cauliflower Sub!) from Viva La Vegan
  • The überpopular Vings from The Wing Bar, which are made-to-order and come in Lemon Pepper, Extra Hot, Agave BBQ, and other flavors
  • Vegan Gardein wings from Yard House, available in Buffalo, firecracker, Korean, or ancho BBQ sauce

“PETA encourages football fans to tackle some of the most delicious animal-free game-day fare in Atlanta,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Spicy, sweet, or savory, these vegan dishes hit the spot and let gentle chickens keep their wings.”

Every year, hundreds of millions of chickens are killed for the Super Bowl alone. As PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—reveals in its “Chicken in Reverse” video, birds killed for their flesh are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are often cut while they’re still conscious, and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.

In addition to planning a game-day vegan wing giveaway, PETA has placed a billboard—proclaiming, “No Harm, No Fowl: Play Nice This Sunday—Go Vegan for Your Halftime Snack”—outside a wings restaurant in Atlanta and will circle the stadium with a pro-chicken mobile billboard on Super Bowl Sunday.

For those preparing their own Super Bowl feasts, a list of vegan game-day recipes is available here. For more information, please visit

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind