4:28 pm July 15, 2010, by John Kessler
You would think a city where vegetables are usually simmered in porky goodness would prove problematic for the die-hard vegetarians who compile research for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
But on The PETA Files blog yesterday, Atlanta ranked fourth among large North American cities for its vegetarian-friendly menus in restaurants.
The site cited Cafe Sunflower (a pair of vegetarian cafes in Buckhead and Sandy Springs), Green Sprout (a vegetarian Chinese spot in Midtown) and Ria’s Bluebird (the veg-friendly breakfast and lunch spot across from Oakland Cemetery).
The blog editors ranked Atlanta above New York, San Francisco and Seattle for its veggie vibrancy, but they did not share their methodology.
The group PETV immediately decried the inhumane treatment of carrots in Atlanta. Okay, that was a stupid joke.
But, seriously, is Atlanta really that veg-friendly?
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