For Immediate Release:
27 May 2016

Hearty Plant-Based Patties That Satisfy Cravings While Saving Animals and the Environment Allow People to ‘Have Their Burger and Eat It, Too’

Gold Coast – The buzz surrounding delicious vegan burgers has never been louder: celebrity chef David Chang recently raved about a juicy vegan beef burger, and GQ magazine in the US crowned a nutty plant-based patty the Best Burger of the Year. As Australians prepare to celebrate National Burger Day tomorrow, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia has ranked the Top 10 Vegan Burgers – and Mandala Organic Arts Cafe’s Berinjela Burger made the list.

Mandala Organic Arts Cafe has so much delicious food on the menu, but it’s hard to resist the Berinjela Burger. Named after the Portuguese word for “eggplant”, this masterpiece includes a delicious eggplant patty and comes complete with roasted mushroom, chunky pesto and pink aioli. The tofu Brunch Burger with smoky coconut bacon and chili jam is another menu highlight.

“These vegan creations are sure to satisfy even the mightiest burger craving”, says PETA Australia Associate Director Ashley Fruno. “All the juicy plant-based burgers on PETA’s list prove that reliance on animal protein is old-fashioned and that the future of food is sustainable and cruelty-free.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that industrialised animal agriculture emits half of the world’s methane and the United Nations and has called for reduced consumption of animal-derived foods in order to combat climate change. Vegans spare many animals daily suffering and a terrifying death each year and are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity and diabetes than meat-eaters are.

Rounding out PETA’s list are vegan burgers from Soul Burger in Sydney; Bonta Vera in Newcastle; Kafe Kaos in Lorne; Pâtissez in Canberra; The B.East and The Reverence Hotel in Melbourne; Burger Got Soul in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport; Sugar Shack Diner in Adelaide; and Lord of the Fries, with various locations.

Check out PETA’s list of accolades for National Burger Day here.