Next-generation meat alternatives
You'd think that vegans would try to avoid even the appearance of a butcher shop, but the beauty of food innovation in 2017 is that the two don't have to be mutually exclusive. Master chefs are coming up with insanely authentic-tasting creations from plants and other vegan-friendly ingredients that taste just like smoked meat, BBQ, and juicy hamburgers. Gone are the days of vague veggie patties thrown together with loose carrots, mushrooms, and soy.
Take the Impossible Burger, for example -- a genius combination of wheat, potatoes, and other vegan-friendly ingredients, made to taste, feel, and even bleed like a traditional hamburger. The Impossible Burger isn't the only new-generation meat alternative: Vegan butcher restaurants have also been popping up.