Ann Arbor Eateries gain place on PETA’s list of the best vegan chilli dishes

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September 30, 2021

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Ann Arbor, Mich. – To celebrate the start of autumn, PETA has scoured the country for the best vegan chilli dishes – and The Lunch Room Bakery & Cafe and its sister company, Detroit Street Filling Station, have found a spot on the list for their Hearty Chili. Loaded with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, black beans and kidney beans as well as tomatillo and seasoned with spicy spices.

“Chili bowls are the ultimate comfort food and this comes with the reassuring thought that no animals have been harmed,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA celebrates The Lunch Room and the Detroit Street Filling Station for helping people enjoy their favorite foods without cruelty or cholesterol.”

PETA notes that the meat industry brands cows, castrates them and rips the horns off their heads, often without pain medication. After that, workers pack the animals into dirty feeding grounds and then into trolleys for a terrifying drive to the slaughterhouse. Vegan meat sales increased 148% year over year in 2020, and 47% of Americans want to incorporate more vegan foods into their meals in 2021.

Other winners include Plant Bae in Montgomery, Alabama; Arles & Boggs Vegan Restaurant in Wallingford, Connecticut; House of Leaf & Bean in Jacksonville, Florida; The grit in Athens, Georgia; and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC Each eatery receives a framed certificate from PETA, which offers many vegan chili recipes on its website.

PETA – whose motto is in part that “Animals are not our food” – opposes speciesism, a human-dominant worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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