Sweet Treats From California to Florida Make PETA’s Top 10 List

As Valentine's Day Approaches, Group Honors Hotspots With a Heart for Animals

For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk – 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 the winners range from the Pineapple Coconut Cream Pie at Modern Love in Omaha, Nebraska, to the Cinnamon Knot at Wildflour in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Other winners include the following:

  • The Red Velvet Bar at Girls Gone Vegan in New Orleans
  • The Mini Cannoli at Batter & Crumbs in Philadelphia
  • The Turtle Cake at Make, Believe Bakery in Denver
  • The Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake at Harmony Bakery in Baltimore
  • The Whoopie Pies at Pattycake Bakery in Columbus, Ohio
  • The Chaffle at Seabirds Kitchen in Costa Mesa, California
  • The Cookie Cake at Parlour Vegan Bakery in Boca Raton and Plantation, Florida
  • The Chocolate-Avocado Tart at AVO in Nashville, Tennessee

“From puffy pastries and pies to decadent cakes and cannoli, these vegan desserts are a delicious way to show a little love to animals this Valentine’s Day,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s top 10 list is a love letter to the bakeries that whip up sweet treats without harming chickens, cows, or any other animals.”

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. Vegan treats are also “greener,” as animal agriculture is one of the biggest producers of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—also offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website, along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Shop.

For more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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