Venerable Bean Bakery Pie Is a ‘Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treat’ in the U.S.A.

As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Bakery for Decadent Chocolate Truffle Pies

For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

Morgantown, W.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 Morgantown’s Venerable Bean Bakery has secured a (sweet) spot on the list, thanks to its decadent Chocolate Truffle Pie with a crumbly cookie crust and rich ganache sauce. Hailed for its creative cruelty-free twists on classic treats, the all-vegan bakery also serves up cookies, cakes, brownies, and zingy bite-sized truffles in flavors such as Coconut & Date and Ginger Marshmallow.

“With its fun flavors and standout creamy Chocolate Truffle Pie, Venerable Bean Bakery helps patrons satisfy their sweet tooth and be sweet to animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s new ‘dessert directory’ will help diners indulge in the best compassionate confections from coast to coast.”

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 are treats from America’s first gourmet vegan restaurant, the iconic Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as NuVegan Café in Washington, D.C.; Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut; Nami in Phoenix; Timeless Coffee in Oakland, California; Detroit Vegan Soul in Detroit; Plant in Asheville, North Carolina; Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri; and Morels Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—also offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website, along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Catalog.

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