Assuming you really like to eat steak, pork, chicken, and ribs, the words "vegan butcher shop" could be pretty damn confounding. But rest assured, you read the above headline correctly, but we'll reiterate for good measure: a butcher shop that only sells meatless vegan products is about to become a reality. A butcher shop. With not a bite of real meat. In real life.
The place is aptly called the The Herbivorous Butcher and it will become the first vegan butcher shop in America when it opens its doors in northeastern Minneapolis on January 23rd. Created by sister-and-brother duo Aubry Walch and Kale Walch, the shop will feature a deli case full of decidedly meatless offerings they describe as "small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural meat alternatives." They say the products, which are currently available for order online, mimic the flavors, textures, and some of the nutrients of meat minus, as they put it, "the negative impacts on health, animals and the environment," according to a press release. Obviously, you'd just have to taste it to decide for yourself.