For National Hispanic Heritage Month, Local Eatery Celebrated for Dishing Up Some of the Best Sandwiches and Quesitos in the U.S.
For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Orlando, Fla. – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), PETA and PETA Latino are highlighting the top 10 Latinx-owned vegan restaurants nationwide—and The Earthy Kitchen has secured a spot on the list.
Owned and operated by Javier Muniz, The Earthy Kitchen dishes up all-vegan versions of classic Puerto Rican fare. Standouts include its Tripleta, Pernil, and Cubano sandwiches stuffed with roasted “jackpork”; loaded Papas Locas fries; and Quesitos with Guava for dessert. Hungry yet?
“Whether you’re in the mood for a savory sandwich or a delicious dessert, The Earthy Kitchen has a super-tasty vegan dish for you,” says PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo. “The restaurants on PETA Latino’s top 10 list put vegan twists on Latin dishes that are as taste bud–friendly as they are animal-friendly.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan is a move for social justice, as slaughterhouse workers, who are disproportionally Latinx, are facing a practically unchecked spread of COVID-19, which originated in a meat market. Everyone who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and combats speciesism, the archaic belief that other animals are inherently inferior to humans and that it’s acceptable to exploit them—and thanks to delicious vegan restaurants like The Earthy Kitchen, making the switch is easier than ever.
Other honorees include Viva Vegeria in San Antonio, Mama’s International Tamales in Los Angeles, and Nuno’s Tacos & Vegmex Grill in Dallas.