No KFC? No Problem. Vegan Fried Chicken from Cheltenham Pop-up Nabs PETA Award for Best in the UK

For Immediate Release:

21 February 2018


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


Seitan’s Grill Earns Top 10 Spot for Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – In the wake of KFC’s chicken “crisis”, PETA has finalised its list of the top 10 places to find vegan fried chicken in the UK, and all-vegan Cheltenham-based pop-up Seitan’s Grill has nabbed a spot. Its scrumptious Seitan’s Signature Patty is made with a secret seitan mixture and served on a vegetable-charcoal bun with lettuce, fried onions, thick pickles and homemade vegan cheese. Soon to be added to the menu are crispy seitan nuggets and a marinated-tofu “chicken” burger deep-fried in panko breadcrumbs and served with a homemade vegan mayo dressing.

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“The plant-based chicken at Seitan’s Grill delivers huge flavour with 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.”

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.

Every person who goes vegan not only spares more than 100 animals a year profound suffering and a terrifying death but also reduces his or her risk of suffering from heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, and numerous other ailments. And a report from the United Nations found that a global switch to vegan eating is necessary to combat the very worst effects of climate change.

Seitan’s Grill will receive a framed award. Rounding out PETA’s list are Not Dogs in Birmingham, Bread Meats Bread in Edinburgh, Earth in Hampshire, Vegan Fried Chicken in Leeds, The Caledonia in Liverpool, Temple of Seitan in London, V-Rev in Manchester, Happy Friday Kitchen in Oxford, and Burger Lolz in Sheffield.

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