Plant-Based Bakery Honored for Its Authentic Cannoli
For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Virginia Beach, Va. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Virginia Beach’s My Vegan Sweet Tooth secured a spot, thanks to its authentic cannoli—which boasts a filling so creamy, it might fool even your Italian grandmother. Other delicious items at this all-vegan bakery include cookies, doughnuts, chocolate–peanut butter cake, sweet breads, whoopie pies, cinnamon rolls, a variety of cheesecakes, gluten-free options, and more.
“My Vegan Sweet Tooth is as sweet to animals as it is to its many fans,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “As PETA’s coast-to-coast list of decadent desserts proves, choosing vegan treats today is a piece of cake.”
Not only are vegan desserts 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.
Rounding out PETA’s list is the iconic Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Vegan Treats Bakery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Passion Flour Patisserie in Salt Lake City; Avalon International Breads in Detroit; Cinnaholic in Atlanta; Strong Hearts Cafe in Syracuse, New York; Sweet Ritual in Austin, Texas; Little Pine in Los Angeles; and Back to Eden Bakery in Portland, Oregon. Each winner will receive a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—also offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website, along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Catalog.