The plug may have been pulled on official Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, Germany, but here at home, PETA is putting the oom-pah-pah into Voktoberfest menus with a round-up of the best vegan versions of traditional German foods that’ll have everyone putting on a dirndl—and yes, there’s even vegan lederhosen—and grabbing a stein to celebrate.
Guests will shout, “Wunderbare!” when they’re served spicy and savory tofu Weißwurst; smoky, seasoned Thüringer brats; creamy beer and “cheese” soup in a pretzel bowl; and apple strudel with vanilla sauce for dessert. There’s even a list of vegan beers for washing it all down, including Beck’s and Schlenkerla—German favorites that are available right here in the U.S. Prost!
“With vegan versions of everything from sausage to schnitzel and pilsner to pretzels, it’s time for a ‘Voktoberfest’ that doesn’t harm a hair on an animal’s head,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA will have you slapping your knees in satisfaction as you dance the Schuhplattler.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that vegan food should be everyone’s “new normal,” considering that swine flu began on a U.S. factory farm and the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese live-animal market. Vegan foods also save pigs from being hung upside down and bled to death, often while they’re still conscious.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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