Vegan jerky is a thing, and it’s made in Louisville
For many, giving up meat is a difficult task; it’s particularly hard to find adequate replacements for what may have once been your favorite foods... and if you’re anything like us, jerky is high on that list. Thanks to the Louisville Vegan Jerky Co., former meat-lovers -- and the health-conscious -- can once again rejoice. Coming in a variety of flavors, from classic Black Pepper to Sriracha Maple, this soy-based jerky will make you second-guess whether or not you’re eating vegan (in a good way). The company uses local ingredients and handbags everything themselves. You can buy the jerky on Amazon Prime and in a number of shops around Louisville.
... and so is beer syrup
The Beer Syrup Company figured out how to take beer and turn it into non-alcoholic syrup that can be used for anything from pancakes to cocktails. Since 2014, they’ve been keeping the secret pretty close to the vest, which is probably a good idea, since it seems to be the only product of its kind on the market. If you want a bottle or two of your own, you can find them locally at places like the Flea Off Market, Douglass Loop Farmers Market, and the ValuMarket in the Highlands.