The outcomes are in for PETA’s 2022 checklist of the Prime 10 Vegan-Pleasant Seaside Cities within the U.S., and San Diego’s plethora of vegan festivals, eateries, and the modern animal-free fare has landed it on the checklist. PETA has despatched an award certificates to Mayor Todd Gloria.
“From fast and straightforward avenue meals to worldwide delicacies, the eating places in America’s Most interesting Metropolis are dishing up a few of the greatest vegan meals for holidaymakers and residents,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “San Diego joins all the opposite nice seaside cities on PETA’s checklist which might be scorching spots for the animal-friendly fare persons are craving this summer time.”
San Diego celebrates vegan eating with its Worldwide Vegan Movie Pageant & Dinner (in August), its Encinitas Vegan Meals Popup (in August and September), and its Reggae Vegan Fest (coming in 2023).
Its many standout vegan-friendly eateries embody Rollin Roots, the place diners can get pleasure from vegan po’boys and mac and cheese balls, and Grains, the place menu highlights embody bánh mì pulled “pork” sandwiches—that includes jackfruit, vegan cheese, and daikon pickle—and pan-seared fettuccini, topped with mushrooms and bok choy.
There’s additionally The Yasai for vegan sushi and ramen, Veggie Grill for crispy Buffalo “hen” tortillas, and Peace Pies for candy treats resembling fudge brownies and cacao truffles.
Shoppers’ demand for vegan meals has despatched the vegan meals market skyrocketing: It grew two and a half occasions quicker in 2021 than it did between 2018 and 2020, and it’s anticipated to succeed in $22 billion by 2025.
Every one that goes vegan saves the lives of almost 200 animals a 12 months; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; reduces their threat of growing coronary heart illness, most cancers, and diabetes; and helps stop future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, chicken flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining or killing animals for meals.
Rounding out PETA’s checklist are Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; Galveston, Texas; Grand Haven, Michigan; Lengthy Seaside, New York; Nags Head, North Carolina; Newport, Rhode Island; Santa Cruz, California; and West Palm Seaside, Florida.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.