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An all-vegan BUTCHER shop?! Yep, it’s a thing. The Herbivorous Butcher, the first all-vegan butcher shop in the United States, opened its doors in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2016 to lines out the door. Given the demand for a vegan butcher shop concept, Ashouraita Khoshaba and Cole Bright hope to bring a similar eatery to Chicago! The Anti-Butcher would be an all plant-based butcher and deli, serving up sandwiches made entirely out of faux meats!

Khoshaba and Bright currently operate The Tiny Vegan, where the duo serves up cruelty-free meat and artisanal cheeses at local food festivals, as well as run a wholesale retail business.

Currently, you can find their products in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Online store Vegan Essentials and New York’s Orchard Grocer currently stock their products. 

The success has been so overwhelming, they are planning on opening up a storefront! Khoshaba and Bright have set up a Kickstarter campaign to help bring their yummy vegan meats and cheeses to the masses. If you’d like to support this awesome project, click here!

 

 

“Food has been my passion since I was a kid, and as long as I have spices and herbs available to me, I’m always ready to cook up something delicious,” Khoshaba notes on the Kickstarter campaign.

Knowing more and more companies are bringing plant-based food to the public has us head over heels. The majority of Americans, 65 percent to be exact, believe that plant-based protein can be just as hearty and satisfying, if not more, as animal protein, so it’s no wonder The Tiny Vegan plans to expand to a storefront.

The Tiny Vegans’ commitment to expanding the idea of protein to include plant-based options is also undoubtedly a great move for the planet. Factory farming is one of the most environmentally destructive industries on the planet and we need to start shifting away from animal proteins and towards plant-based alternatives, if we want to create a truly sustainable food system that will be able to support our growing population.

The good news is there is a rising demand for plant-based products, and collectively, we spend around $600 million annually on meat alternatives. With innovative companies like The Tiny Vegan entering the meat alternative category, there’s no denying that future of food is already here — and it’s plant-based. For more information on The Tiny Vegan, check out their website.

To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.

Image Source: The Tiny Vegan/Facebook 

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26 comments on “Inspiring Couple Wants to Set Up an All-Vegan Butcher Shop in Chicago … and YOU Can Help Them!”

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Robert Massa
6 Months Ago

Rebecca Massa


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Rebecca Massa
06 Dec 2017

I would eat the crap out of that. Read some of these comments, though. No wonder Vegans are ridiculed.

Robert Massa
06 Dec 2017

Rebecca Massa yup. What’s wrong with these people? People wanna argue no matter what. A plant-based butcher shop is a GOOD thing!

MaryAnne Bannon Robertson
6 Months Ago

YUCK butcher? who would go near it?


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Vita Searle
6 Months Ago

Why title the shop as a Butcher shop, why? The whole concept of butchery is what veganism is against, it is not the names the company uses.


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John Francis
6 Months Ago

Jamie Wafford


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Kevin Lovig
6 Months Ago

Gluten-free?


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Jeffrey Stephens
06 Dec 2017

Some of it will be soybean and therefore gluten free, but many meat substitutes are seitan. Literally refined wheat gluten.

Dina E van Reulen
6 Months Ago

We do not niet VEGAN BUTCHER, we need real vegan food without modification!!!


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Janice Hamilton
06 Dec 2017

I am plant-based...but maybe the animals need vegan butcher!

Dina E van Reulen
06 Dec 2017

I'm not sure that animals need them.

Janice Hamilton
06 Dec 2017

If you want animals to stay alive...some people can't think of going straight to eating veg.

Dina E van Reulen
06 Dec 2017

Janice Hamilton I mean ... animals need regular food, they do not need vegan butcher and I will not let my cat become a vegetarian LOL =D

Janice Hamilton
07 Dec 2017

the vegan butcher food is for humans...

Dina E van Reulen
07 Dec 2017

Exctly ! =D

Lynda Meadus
6 Months Ago

If you don't eat meat and are against everything it stands for why do you want your food to resemble that very thing you are against?


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Jill E. Lloyd
06 Dec 2017

I don't understand that either.

Jeffrey Stephens
06 Dec 2017

Most people grew up eating meat. Transitioning to a plant based diet is much easier if you don't have to give up the foods you're used to. You can still have hamburgers, for example, you merely replace the patty with a plant based patty. Once it's dressed up, you can't even tell the difference. (funny how people put a bunch of plants on their meat patty to make it taste better...) I see you left an angry react on the post. Are you actually angry that people want to not kill animals?

Lynda Meadus
06 Dec 2017

LOL Jeffery Stephens no I am a plant based eater, just don't understand why everything has to resemble meat so you will eat it. Seems hypocritical.

Emily McGrath
06 Dec 2017

I'll eat a meat replacement product now and then. But I massively prefer regular vegan food.

Janice Hamilton
06 Dec 2017

The point is animals don't have to die!

Jeffrey Stephens
06 Dec 2017

Its food. It tastes good. People like it. Animals don't have to suffer for it. I don't see a problem. Although, fake meats that "bleed" would turn my stomach.

Stefanie Lettermann
06 Dec 2017

Not THAT stupid question again!!!

Lynda Meadus
06 Dec 2017

Stefanie Lettermann there are no stupid questions just stupid answers.

Stefanie Lettermann
07 Dec 2017

No, sorry, but I see this question on EVERY post about meat substitutes OVER and OVER again, like a broken record. And you guys NEVER seem to take the time to read the answers.

Denise
6 Months Ago

Thank you Khoshaba and Bright.

Indeed, the future of food is already here — and it’s plant-based.

Wishing you success!


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