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Tempe Eatery Nabs PETA’s Nationwide ‘Vegan Roast Boast’ Award

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November 11, 2022

Robin Goist 202-483-7382

Tempe, Ariz. – Extra individuals than ever are anticipated to have fun a meat-free Thanksgiving this yr, and native eatery Inexperienced New American Vegetarian has received a nationwide Vegan Roast Boast Award from PETA for its Seitan Turkey Breast with “Giblet” Gravy—a succulent resolution to 2022’s hovering turkey costs and rampant fowl flu outbreaks.

Proprietor and chef Damon Brasch credit his grandmother’s welcoming residence, particularly her kitchen, with being the inspiration for Inexperienced New American Vegetarian, which focuses on vegan twists on traditional consolation meals and fast-food favorites, such because the Massive Wac (two all-plant patties with all of the trimmings) and the tSoynami (cookies, sweet, and different toppings blended into dairy-free tSoft tServe). Its particular ThanksLIVING menu—obtainable for pre-order and pickup from its Scottsdale Highway location on Wednesday and Thursday, November 23 and 24—additionally consists of cranberry stuffing, roasted garlic smashed potatoes, smoked paprika candy corn, and fried Brussels sprouts.

“With its crispy coating and juicy inside, Inexperienced New American Vegetarian’s vacation roast affords a hearty serving to of Thanksgiving taste, proper right down to the ‘giblet’ gravy,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “This ‘ThanksVegan,’ PETA is celebrating native companies that make it simple as dairy-free pumpkin pie to take pleasure in a bird-friendly feast.”

Not solely are vegan roasts freed from saturated animal fats and ldl cholesterol, additionally they spare animals immense struggling: Greater than 45 million turkeys shall be killed for this Thanksgiving alone. Of their brief lifetimes, they’re compelled to face in their very own waste and inhale ammonia-laden air inside darkish warehouses. The birds are even genetically manipulated to make them develop unnaturally massive, which regularly causes their legs to interrupt beneath them.

The opposite 9 honorees embody Lovin’ Spoonfuls Vegan Restaurant in Tucson; The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis; Monk’s Meats in Brooklyn, New York; and Planted Desk in Oakland, California. Every eatery will obtain a framed certificates from PETA, which affords a “ThanksVegan” information.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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