Manchester Eatery Makes PETA’s List of the UK’s Top 10 Spots Serving Vegan Japanese Food

Manchester Eatery Makes PETA’s List of the UK’s Top 10 Spots Serving Vegan Japanese Food

Manchester – As Brits’ taste for Japanese food and interest in sustainable eating are on the rise, to help locals find sushi options that respect sea life and keep oceans healthy, PETA is naming Manchester-based eatery Cottonopolis one of its best spots for vegan Japanese food in the UK.

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The restaurant boasts a dedicated plant-based menu with animal-friendly versions of traditional Japanese foods, such as purple sprouting broccoli, teriyaki, and wasabi maki and seasonal veg tempura with kimchi. Standouts include the aubergine miso and tofu gyozas, teriyaki robata asparagus with truffle mayo, and sesame and Tokyo onion rice.

“From the mushroom mapo tofu bao to the aubergine yaki, Cottonopolis’ vegan options bring the flavours of Japanese cuisine and protect animals,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA’s top 10 picks will delight any foodie who loves sushi but can’t stomach the violence and cruelty of commercial fishing.”

PETA points out that killing “bycatch” – non-target marine animals who are accidentally caught in fishing nets – is one of the biggest threats to marine biodiversity worldwide and has resulted in widespread species extinction, habitat destruction, and irreversible damage to ocean ecosystems. Each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, including fish, who are known to feel pain as acutely as pigs or chickens, have long-term memories, are able to recognise themselves in a mirror, and can communicate with each other using low-frequency sounds that humans can hear only with special instruments.

Also on PETA’s list are Happy Maki in Brighton, Sushi Me Rollin’ in Newcastle, Shinsen Sushi in Edinburgh, Nishimura in Swansea, Temaki in Glasgow, Kyoto Sushi & Grill in Birmingham, 123V in London, Sakushi in Sheffield, and chain restaurants itsu and Wasabi (with several UK locations).

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), or Instagram.


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