Vegan House’s Hot Pot Nabs Top 10 Vegan Seafood Award

PETA Honors Phoenix Restaurant for 'Fish' and 'Shrimp' Medley Served With Vegetables, Ginger, and Sweet Basil

For Immediate Release:
August 21, 2018

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Phoenix – The results are in for PETA’s first-ever Top 10 Vegan Seafood Dishes, and Phoenix restaurant Vegan House‘s “Seafood” Hot Pot dish of vegan fish and shrimp served with mushrooms, tomato, ginger, lemongrass, and sweet basil in a hot-and-sour broth has nabbed a spot on the list. Other menu standouts are the tempura “fish” served with steamed vegetables and a sweet chili sauce and the popular FLT sandwich—a “fish” fillet, lettuce, tomato, and Vegenaise on fresh wheat bread.

“Vegan House’s delicious hot pot concoction definitely proves that no sensitive sea animal needs to die for dinner,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the restaurants on PETA’s list are dishing up mouthwatering animal-free seafood that’s sure to have diners catching—and riding—the vegan wave.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that crustaceans and other sea animals feel pain, yet live lobsters are dropped into boiling water, crabs are dismembered while still conscious, and fish are gutted on the decks of fishing boats. And because fish absorb contamination from the water in which they live, their flesh is laced with toxins, such as mercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, pesticides, and even industrial-strength fire retardant. Every person who goes vegan prevents nearly 200 animals a year—including fish and other marine life who are hauled out of the sea and left to bleed to death or suffocate on the decks of fishing boats—from being abused and slaughtered.

Rounding out PETA’s list—in no particular order—are dishes from The Grange in Providence, Rhode Island; Detroit Vegan Soul in Detroit; 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe on Long Island, New York; Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis, Tennessee; Sailor Jack’s in Kansas City, Missouri; The Land of Kush in Baltimore; The Owlery in Bloomington, Indiana; Seed in New Orleans; and Crossroads in Los Angeles.

PETA offers a variety of recipes for delicious vegan seafood dishes on its website as well as a vegan starter kit full of recipes, tips on dining out, and more. For more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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