They’ll ‘Sleigh’ Ya! Two Portland Eateries Make PETA’s Top 10 Cookies List

For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Portland, Ore. – While recognizing that there are more delicious vegan cookies this year than Santa could fit into a supersized sack, PETA made a list (yes, we checked it twice) of its Top 10 Favorite Festive Vegan Cookies—and the heavenly Matcha Sugar Cookie from Orange & Blossom Modern Patisserie as well as the scrumptious Black and White Cookie from Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli nabbed spots.

vegan black and white cookies from Ben & Esther's

Top: Matcha Sugar Cookie, Credit: Orange & Blossom Modern Patisserie

Bottom: Black and White Cookie, Credit: Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli

“The deliciously sweet Matcha Sugar Cookie from Orange & Blossom and the unbeatable classic Black and White Cookie from Ben & Esther’s deliver fabulous flavor without using a single egg or splash of milk,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who knows her vegan cookies, having eaten them for over 50 years. “Every delicious cookie on PETA’s ‘nice’ list helps bring peace on Earth to all living beings in this season of goodwill.”

On a more somber note, every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their own risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

Orange & Blossom and Ben & Esther’s will receive framed certificates from PETA and bragging rights for the holiday season. Other winners include the Ginger Pine-Apricot Cookie from Like Mom’s Only Vegan in Cincinnati; the Marzipan Cookie from Sweet Maresa’s in Kingston, New York; and the Chocolate Raspberry Cookie from Bake Me Vegan in Teton Village, Wyoming.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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