Sweet Victory: Long Island Bakery Wins National ‘Top 10’ Award From PETA

For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2022

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Williston Park, N.Y. – In a nationwide battle royal to see who takes the cake, Sweet To Lick has come out in the top tier. Beating out eateries from across the country, the vegan bakery clinched a spot on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats in the U.S. for its Strawberry Dream Cake. Springy, soft, and fluffy, this treat is composed of three layers of strawberry cake and strawberry cream topped with melted pastel pink chocolate.

As Long Island’s first vegan bakery, Sweet To Lick offers cupcakes, cookies, and specialty cakes in addition to tempeh BLTs, pesto-laced chickpea sandwiches, and spicy jackfruit quesadillas. The bakery has a special surprise box filled with exquisite baked goods and a one-time-only mystery pastry in honor of Valentine’s Day.

“Sweet To Lick’s Strawberry Dream Cake is a dream come true for celebrating love and kindness to animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the eateries on PETA’s list prove that it’s as easy as vegan pie to dish out delicious treats that are also sweet to animals this Valentine’s Day.”

Consumers’ demand for vegan food out of concern for animals, the environment, and their health has sent the vegan food market skyrocketing: It grew two and a half times faster in 2021 than it did between 2018 and 2020, and it’s expected to reach $22 billion by 2025.

Other winners on PETA’s list include HaleLife Bakery with locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Florida; Jalen’s Bakery in Fresno, California; and Sprig & Vine in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Shop.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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