No KFC? No Problem. PETA Announces the UK’s Best Vegan Fried Chicken

For Immediate Release:

20 February 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Announces the Top-10 Spots for Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare

London – In the wake of KFC’s chicken “crisis”, and as the number of British vegans climbs to over half a million, PETA has created a list of the UK’s Best Vegan Fried Chicken. The winners include the following:

Burger Lolz: This all-vegan eatery in Sheffield serves burgers with mayonnaise, lettuce, and fresh tomatoes as well as crispy “chicken” strips and “popcorn chicken” pieces. Photos are available here and here.

Bread Meats Bread: This Edinburgh burger joint offers four different homemade seitan burgers fried in vegan buttermilk and served with mouth-watering toppings such as vegan Sriracha mayo, “mheat” rashers, and gooey dairy-free cheese. A photo is available here. (Photo credit: James Lees @jamesvsburger)

The Caledonia: Liverpool’s all-vegan pub serves the scrumptious Chimken BLT burger – which is topped with “bacon”, lettuce, and tomato – as well as crispy wings served plain, in BBQ sauce, or with gravy. Photos are available here and here.

“All our wonderful winners deliver plant-based chicken with huge flavour and zero cruelty,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA’s top-10 list will help those turned away from KFC to get their fried ‘chicken’ fix without the battered flesh of dead birds.”

Rounding out PETA’s list are Not Dogs in Birmingham, Seitan’s Grill in Cheltenham, Earth in Hampshire, Vegan Fried Chicken in Leeds, Temple of Seitan in London, V-Rev in Manchester, and Happy Friday Kitchen in Oxford.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that chickens are smart, social, and sensitive animals who love their families and value their own lives. Those raised for their flesh on factory farms are routinely fed antibiotics and bred to grow so large that their legs often collapse under their own body weight. At the abattoir, they’re shackled upside down, their throats are slit, and they’re scalded in defeathering tanks – sometimes while still conscious.

More photos are available upon request. For more information, please visit