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

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

Newcastle upon Tyne – 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 Newcastle-based eatery Sushi Me Rollin’ one of its top 10 restaurants for vegan Japanese food in the UK.

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The restaurant boasts colourful vegan options and animal-friendly versions of traditional Japanese foods, such as wakame gunkan, inari nigiri, and a variety of vegetable maki. Standouts include the 18-piece vegan selection and “The Attenborough” uramaki.

“From the sweet tofu uramaki to the mixed vegetable maki, Sushi Me Rollin’s 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, Shinsen Sushi in Edinburgh, Nishimura in Swansea, Cottonopolis in Manchester, 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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