For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Indianapolis – In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and Indy’s own Three Carrots has won a top spot with its mouthwatering, veggie-packed Beet Burger.
Located at 920 Virginia Ave., just off the Indianapolis Cultural Trail in Fountain Square, the eatery—owned by Ian Phillips—focuses on American comfort food classics while also incorporating its owner’s love for internationally inspired foods such as the Korean BBQ Bowl and the Seitan Gyro. The award-winning Beet Burger is a homemade beet patty with garlic aioli, mixed garden greens, sautéed miso onions, tomatoes, and pickles that will even win over avowed beet haters.
“This plant-powered patty is a hot mouthful of flavor and the perfect animal-friendly answer to those comfort food cravings,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the winning vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a smart business decision.”
Three Carrots will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Mushroom Swizz Burger at Modern Love Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Flatiron at Meta Burger (Boulder, Denver, and Edgewater, Colorado), the Garlic Mushroom Burger at Mark of the Beastro (Salt Lake City), the WAP-er at Houstatlantavegan (Houston), the Deluxe Vurger at Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).
Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.
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, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.