For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Wallingford, Conn. – To celebrate the start of fall, PETA has scoured the country for the best and heartiest vegan chili dishes—and Arles & Boggs Vegan Eatery has landed a spot on the list for its Chili, made with three types of beans, seasoned with chipotle peppers, and topped with dairy-free garlic sour cream, fresh pico de gallo, a squeeze of lime, and crispy tortilla chips.
“Chili is the ultimate comfort food, and this smoky, spicy bowl comes with the comforting thought that no animals were harmed to make it,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA celebrates Arles & Boggs for helping people tuck into their favorite foods without the cruelty or the cholesterol.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that vegan meat sales increased 148% in 2020 compared to the year before and that 47% of Americans want to incorporate more vegan foods into their meals in 2021.
Other honorees include Plant Bae in Montgomery, Alabama; The Social Vegan in Lexington, Kentucky; House of Leaf & Bean in Jacksonville, Florida; The Grit in Athens, Georgia; and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers many vegan chili recipes on its website.