Tulsa Nabs Spot on PETA’s ‘Vegan-Friendly Cities’ List

City Is the First in Oklahoma to Grab Kudos for Meeting Growing Demand for Animal-Friendly Fare

For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2019

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Tulsa, Okla. – The results are in for PETA’s 2019 ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the U.S.—and for the first time, an Oklahoma city has landed a spot on the list: Tulsa, debuting in 10th place, thanks to its plethora of vegan pastries, burritos, fried “chicken,” and more. PETA has sent Mayor G.T. Bynum a framed certificate.

“From delicious BBQ tofu to spicy jackfruit tacos and fluffy egg-free pancakes, Tulsa proves that the vegan revolution has arrived in Oklahoma,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The number of American vegans grew by 600% in just three years, and the cities on PETA’s list are meeting the skyrocketing demand for animal-friendly fare.”

Local vegan-friendly eateries include Brady Arts District staple Chimera, where diners can find everything from vegan doughnuts and pastries to The Camaro—a sandwich layered with BBQ-smothered tofu, spicy mustard, and house pickles—and Buffalo cauliflower wings. There’s vegan ramen at JINYA Ramen Bar and Roppongi Ramen, vegan tofu scramble at Trenchers Delicatessen, and a ginger fritter bánh mì at Lone Wolf Banh Mi. Don’t forget The Local Bison’s “crab” cake sandwich, Chicken and the Wolf’s vegan fried chicken sandwich, the jackfruit and sweet potato tacos at Elote Café & Catering, the award-winning garlic vegan mac and cheese at Bakeshop Tulsa, or the decadent dairy-free desserts at Glacier Confection and Antoinette Baking Company.

Topping PETA’s list is San Francisco, where PETA’s “Lettuce Lady” and “Lettuce Lad” celebrated the accomplishment with a special cable car ride (photos available here). Rounding out PETA’s list are Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Orlando, Florida; Dallas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C.

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

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