Top Six Vegan Fine-Dining Picks in the U.S. Released by PETA

Group Honors Hotspots Coast to Coast for Delicious, Creative Plant-Based Fare

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2015

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – As the demand for tasty plant-based dishes rises across the U.S., PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has named its Top Six Vegan Fine-Dining Establishments, all tastefully vegan, humane, and delicious.

“The demand for plant-based fine dining is through the roof across the U.S., and these restaurants are all setting the bar for delicious vegan fare,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “All the fine-dining hotspots on PETA’s list have discovered new ways to satisfy diners’ appetites for meals that are as kind to animals as they are to the environment and people’s arteries.”

The winners—each of whom will receive a framed certificate—include Philadelphia’s Vedge, whose menu includes the smoky roasted Eggplant Braciole With Sicilian Salsa Verde, and Plant in Asheville, North Carolina, which serves up a sophisticated menu that includes the Wild Nettle Masala Uttapam. PETA’s other top picks include Ravens Restaurant in Mendocino, California, which features the Sea Palm & Root Vegetable Strudel; Los Angeles’ Crossroads, whose menu includes the Spicy Meatball Flatbread; New York’s Candle 79, whose diners rave about the creamy Seitan Picatta; and Elizabeth’s Gone Raw in Washington, D.C., which offers an ever-changing menu at its one-night-a-week dining experience. Its past highlights include the Beet & Apple Ravioli.

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