For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Houston – Because there are enough vegan restaurants in the city to fill out a March Madness bracket, PETA is releasing a roundup of its top picks ahead of the Final Four tournament and encouraging hungry diners to visit them all to determine their own favorites.
PETA’s finalists include popular sports bars On the Kirb and Yard House as well as Korny Vibes, which dishes up vegan twists on classic spectator food, such as its spicy Boneless Wyngs, Vegan Fried Shrimp, and juicy burgers. Veegos and Cascabel are perfect go-tos for anyone craving tacos, nachos, and other Mexican meals loaded with animal-free meats and cheeses. Houston Sauce Pit corners the market on tangy vegan barbecue, and The Hive Vegan Eatery nails flavorful healthy options, including fresh salads, stacked sandwiches, and gumbo. For dessert, Voodoo Doughnut and Sinfull Bakery offer up impressive arrays of fluffy, cruelty-free pastries.
“No one has to jump through hoops to find delicious animal-free fare in Space City,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Animals are individuals, not ingredients, and PETA encourages Final Four fans to score a fabulous vegan meal on game day and beyond.”
Consumers’ demand has sent the vegan food market skyrocketing: It grew two and a half times faster in 2021 than it did between 2018 and 2020, and it’s expected to reach $22 billion by 2025. Every individual who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals a year; lowers their carbon footprint, as animal agriculture is a major driver of the climate catastrophe; and reduces their risk of suffering from numerous health issues, including obesity, strokes, diabetes, and cancer.
The complete list of winners is available here.
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.