Chennai: Chennai has always been known for its delicious food. From Sowcarpet to ECR, from masala dosa to penne pasta, Chennai has it all, and at all times in the day.
Acknowledging this variety, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(Peta) has awarded the city India’s ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ as part of its World Vegan Month celebrations in November. They have also sent a letter and certificate to Chennai corporation commissioner Dr D. Karthikeyan, IAS, to thank the city for providing an environment in which vegan-friendly establishments can thrive.“Global interest in the vegan lifestyle has never been higher, and Chennai is leading the country in responding to it,” says Peta India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate. “Peta India is honouring this special city for its wealth of cruelty-free clothing and food options and encouraging all residents and visitors to take full advantage of them.” “Chennai was the natural choice this year as there has been a sharp increase in the number of vegan businesses and restaurants, many companies have come up with vegan products,” a spokesperson for Peta India, said. “In addition to its many vegan-friendly eateries - which run the gamut from Chinese, Thai, Italian, and even fusion options to a gourmet vegan-meat “butcher”, those looking to get into the vegan social scene can join the collectives Tamil Vegan Movement and Vegans of Chennai.”