Whoop! Houstatlantavegan Wins National PETA Award for Vegan WAP-er Burger

For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382


In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and local food truck Houstatlantavegan has won a top spot with its mouthwatering WAP-er burger.

Parked at 119 W. Gray St., Houstatlantavegan is known for its inclusive atmosphere and snaking lines of hungry patrons who are drawn to its celebration of Southern culture and its unique infusion of classic Houston and Atlanta cuisines. The award-winning WAP-er consists of two seasoned quarter-pound meat-free patties (pro tip: choose the Beyond Meat option) on a toasted brioche bun with smoked Gouda-style dairy-free cheese, vegan bacon, and all the trimmings, plus a generous squirt of the truck’s signature “HAV” sauce.

“Too good to pass up, this towering, saucy burger is the perfect animal-friendly answer to those comfort food cravings,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the winning vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a smart business decision.”

Houstatlantavegan will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Mushroom Swizz Burger at Modern Love Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Beet Burger at Three Carrots (Indianapolis), the Flatiron at Meta Burger (Boulder, Denver, and Edgewater, Colorado), the Garlic Mushroom Burger at Mark of the Beastro (Salt Lake City), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Deluxe Vurger at Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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