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The Herbivorous Butcher started organically. A brother and sister, sister’s husband, and sister’s surrogate sister, all vegan or vegetarian; cooked and ate together all the time – sharing recipes, improving each other’s recipes, and talking about food literally all the time. During a brief pause in the food-related conversation, Aubry blurted out “LET’S OPEN A VEGAN BUTCHER SHOP!” and everyone laughed and laughed and then, just as the laughter subsided, everyone realized it was a great idea. From that moment on we’ve been planning how we can fulfill that mission to deliver delicious tasting fresh vegan meats for a happier, healthier world.


We started The Herbivorous Butcher to bring you small-batch plant-based meats that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich so you never feel like you’re sacrificing anything for healthy and ethical eating.

The need for meat alternatives has never been greater. Global demand for meat has tripled in the last 40 years, causing dramatic and unsustainable increases in greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and water pollution, intensifying pressures on land, water, fertilizer, feed, and fuel. A modest reduction in the consumption of animal products would not only spare billions of animals from inhumane treatment every year, but would have a huge environmental impact at a time when the world urgently needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change. We are responding to this call to action because together we can all change the world one meal at a time!

All our products provide optimum amounts of protein and B-vitamins that many meat alternatives lack, as well as modest levels of monounsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol and satisfy your hunger so you can really feel good while feeling good about eating well.


Herbivorous Butcher

🔪 America’s 1st Vegan Butcher shop

Brother & Sister Team

Even if you don’t live in Minneapolis you can take advantage of this all-vegan butcher shop as they have an online menu. The Herbivorous Butcher, super small-batch ALL VEGAN meat-free meats and cheese-free cheeses made with local ingredients and prepared by a brother and sister team.

How to Find Them

507 1st Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN

Check them out!

“We want to make it easy for people to find meat alternatives,

which, at the very least, will allow people to cut their meat intakes. If we could get people to cut their meat intake even by three days, we’d be making a huge step for the animals and the environment.”