Top Vegan Doughnuts Nab PETA National Awards

For National Doughnut Day, Eateries From Coast to Coast Honored for Putting Kindness Into Every Bite of Their Standout Treats

For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va.

Just in time for National Doughnut Day (June 5)—and to encourage people to support local businesses as states begin to reopen—PETA has selected the country’s Top Vegan Doughnuts.

West Coast winners include the Portland, Oregon, all-vegan Doe Donuts, where the award-winning delights include Salted Vanilla Bean, Cookies & Cream, and French Toast with maple and powdered sugar. Doughnuts at the vegan Karma Baker in Westlake Village, California, include White Buttermilk and Red Velvet, and at the vegan Tandem Doughnuts in Missoula, Montana, diners can pick up Lemon Poppy Seed with Blackberry Glaze, Peach Rhubarb Glazed, and other flavors.

In Wichita, Kansas, the all-vegan NiceBites Bakery offers such flavors as Maple Coconut “Bacon” and Chocolate Espresso. In Syracuse, New York, The Sweet Praxis offers vegan doughnuts daily, including classics like Chocolate Sprinkle and creative flavors like Hibiscus. In New York, Brooklyn’s all-vegan Dun-Well Doughnuts whips up flavors from the Yoda Doughnut (pistachio glazed with coconut) and Cheesecake to Boston Cream, and in Kittery, Maine, the vegan Lovebirds Donuts offers delights such as Strawberry Shortcake, Cherry Pie, and Gluten-Free Funfetti.

“These aglazeing vegan doughnuts hit a hole-in-one for both pastry buffs and animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Dollars to doughnuts, PETA bets you’ll love these delicious vegan treats that don’t harm a hair on an animal’s head.”

Not only are vegan pastries 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. In the age of coronavirus, vegan treats are the safe choice for humans, too, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that approximately 75% of recently emerged infectious diseases affecting humans originated in other animals.

Each winner will receive an award letter and a framed certificate.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or click here.

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