The Herbivorous Butcher, the first vegan butcher shop in the United States, opened on Saturday, January 23rd at 11AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a long line of customers waiting outside.
Some of the items sold during the shop’s first weekend include Korean ribs, smoky house ribs, pastrami, porterhouse steak, porchetta, deli turkey and a variety of jerky and sausages. Also sold was a variety of cheeses – such as pepper jack and dill havarti – and a few butters, including maple butter and port wine butter.
The reception from those lucky enough to try some of these items, was universal praise (and the shop remained busy throughout the weekend).
“The Korean ribs are absolutely incredible”, says Dave Trinal, a lifelong vegan who visited the shop on Sunday. “The texture is perfect and the flavor is exquisite.”
Kelly Matthews, who became vegan last year, praised the shop’s cheeses; “finding a good vegan cheese has been the hardest part of becoming vegan for me, but now my problems are solved! The mozzarella and herb smoked cheddar were to die for!”
Thankfully for fans of the new shop, it will be open from now on every Tuesday-Friday from 10AM to 7PM, every Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, and every Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.
To learn more about The Herbivorous Butcher, visit their website by clicking here. The shop is located at 507 1st Ave NE in Minneapolis.