Hyderabad Nabs ‘2019 Most Vegan-Friendly City’ Award

For Immediate Release:

7 November 2019


Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]

Garima Jain; [email protected]

This World Vegan Month, PETA India Recognises City for Booming Vegan Scene

Hyderabad– This World Vegan Month (November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is announcing the winner of its 2019 Most Vegan-Friendly City Award– and Hyderabad has taken the title for its top-notch vegan restaurants, dessert offerings, and community. A certificate and congratulatory letter have been delivered to Mayor Dr Bonthu Rammohan for fostering an environment in which vegan-friendly establishments can thrive, making the world a better place for humans, other animals, and the planet.

The city’s top vegan eateries include The Terrasen Café – Poets and Oats, a 100% vegan restaurant, café, and bakery thatdishes up everything from pizza and burgers to smoothies and sandwiches, and Smart Alec Alternative Deli, a vegan deli that offers fresh fare and a play area for companion animals. Those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can try Cookie Queen or The Lush Glaze, order creamy dairy-free ice cream from delivery service Frozera and Frostie, or swing by Plantarium, the city’s first all-vegan store, which stocks an array of vegan treats, plus cosmetics, protein mixes, and more. And there’s no shortage of vegan spirit, as Hyderabad is also home to potlucks and other events organised by the Hyderabad Vegans group.

“Global interest in a vegan lifestyle has never been higher, and Hyderabad is leading the country in responding to it” says PETA India Vegan Outreach Coordinator Dr Kiran Ahuja. “PETA India is honouring this special city for its growing vegan community and wealth of animal-free food options, and we encourage all Hyderabad residents and visitors to take full advantage of them.”

PETA India– whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”– notes that every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, fishing, egg, and dairy industries. Chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish suffocate on the decks of fishing boats, pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream in pain, and calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth. At the slaughterhouse, animals are often killed in full view of others and may be dismembered while they’re still conscious.

Vegans are less prone to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are–and they have a smaller carbon footprint, as raising animals for food is one of the largest sources of the greenhouse-gas emissions that have been linked to climate change.

PETA India opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.