PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Asia has awarded Hong Kong’s very own Hemingway’s DB the first Compassionate Business Award, in a first for a business in the region. A prestigious accolade aimed at highlighting thoughtful businesses and their commitment to align with the values of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, whose motto reads in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” the meat-free oceanfront bar and grill is a champion of plant-based comfort food.
Recognizing Hemingway’s compassionate decision to drop meat and replace their menu with delicious and innovative vegan options, Jason Baker, PETA Asia’s Vice President of International Campaigns flew to our fair city last week and personally awarded owner Gary Stokes and his staff. “So proud of the incredible team at Hemingway’s who have taken the vegan transformation and really made it happen,” owner Gary Stokes said in a statement. “The decision was a gamble, but ‘Who Dares Wins,'” reiterates the charismatic owner, plastic-free activist and Asia Director for conservation society Sea Shepherd (where activists eat vegan meals prepared onboard).
Serving plant-based comfort foods and party snacks like signature nachos, homemade chili, loaded potato skins, and an array of vegan pizzas, all sauces, creams, salsas and curries are made in-house daily with a weekly rotating specials menu, all dishes are conjured by their in-house vegan chef.
“We would lastly like to thank everyone who has supported Hemingway’s since January when we made the change, none of this would be even possible without your support and we are forever grateful and look forward to continue serving up tasty vegan comfort food to one and all,” enthuses Stokes. We are behind you Gary!
More here to read about Gary Stokes’ vegan journey that ties in with the history of Hemingway’s DB.
All images courtesy of Hemingway’s DB.