World’s First ‘Vegan Butcher’ Is Set To Open This Month

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Apparently it’s possible to have such a thing as a ‘vegan butcher’, and the first shop of its kind is going to be opening this year.

Herbivorous Butcher plans to open in Minneapolis later this month, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will sell a range of plant-based meats – instead of meat-based meats, as is tradition.

Kale (actual name) and his sister Aubry Walch gained a loyal following from their artisan imitation meat stand at a local farmers’ market, and it seems their fans were keen to help them expand their business – the pair raised about $61,806 (£41,643) from their online campaign.

The shop will feature their classic dishes like wheat gluten and tofu-based Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Smoky House Ribs, Deli Bologna and Teriyaki Jerky, as well as weekly specials like Maple-Glazed Bacon, Hawaiian Ribs, Andouille Sausage, Scarborough Chicken, Beer Brats, Mexican Chorizo and Pulled Pork.

The Kickstarter page says:

We’ve created complex and flavourful products that will satisfy any herbivore, omnivore, and even self‐proclaimed carnivores.

[Our] 100% vegan cruelty-free meat alternatives capture the best flavours, textures, and nutrients that meats have to offer without their negative impacts on health, animals, and the environment.

What do you think of vegan ‘meat’? A good death-free alternative to the real thing, or a step too far that must be stopped before it takes over the world?