Recognizes China’s Largest City for Its Rise in Cruelty-Free Food

For Immediate Release:
December 28, 2016

For Immediate Release:

Shanghai — Hungry diners in search of healthy, plant-based cuisine in Shanghai can find everything from vegan ribs and crab to dairy-free grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet-and-sour “fish,” and grilled “eel.” That’s why the city has landed a spot on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia.

“Shanghai’s vegan cuisine covers every craving, from sweet-and-sour pork to wok-fried chicken and prawns—all 100 percent meat-free,” says PETA Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. “The city earned a spot on PETA’s list this year, thanks to its huge rise in delicious plant-based meals that are kind to animals, the environment, and health-conscious diners alike.”

Pigs, cows, and chickens are individuals with feelings—they experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do. Most animals who are raised for food are confined to filthy warehouses, where they’re deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Included among Shanghai’s all-vegan eateries is iVegan, which offers delicious Kung Pao “chicken,” sweet-and-sour “pork ribs,” “lamb” kebabs, and stinky tofu with edamame, among other options. Ji Xiang Cao (Lucky Zen & Veg Restaurant) dishes up everything from Peking “duck” to “meatballs,” and Super Vegan is famous for its tangerine-braised “beef,” dairy-free milkshakes, and more. Green Vege Cafe prepares plant-based versions of Western favorites such as burgers, chicken nuggets, and cheesecake. Compassionate diners can also feed their hunger for egg-free mooncakes at vegan-friendly XiangJi Ge, fill up on meat-free mapo tofu at Gong De Lin, or grab a biángbiáng tempeh noodle bowl at D’lish—and don’t miss out on Healthy Home‘s green-tea cake!

To see PETA’s complete list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia, please click here.

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