Huffington Post: Vegan Butcher Shops “Serving ‘Meat’ of the Future”
Huffington Post recently published a feature on vegan butcher shops, stating they are “serving the ‘meat’ of the future.”
The article notes that while vegan butcher shops may look like “traditional meat butchers”, by using ingredients like “jackfruit, setain, lentils, oats, mushrooms and vegetables,” they have:
“[D]iscovered some genius hacks to trick you, your brain and your taste buds into eating more plants and consuming less meat. These meatless meat markets are selling products that look and taste just like the real thing, and people increasingly are tasting them and asking for more.”
And it’s not just about taste. The article cites research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which states:
“Diets that are high in plant-based foods and low in animal-based foods, particularly red and processed meats and high fat dairy, offer significant health benefits, along with climate and other environment benefits, including more efficient use of land, water, nitrogen, and other resources.”
And that’s exactly why the “vegan butchers’ time has come”:
“For many, meat tastes good, and offering something that looks and tastes like meat is appealing to those who crave it but who want to reduce consumption of it.”
The vegan butcher shops highlighted in the article include North America’s first butcher shop YamChops, The Herbivorous Butcher, which was featured in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Asheville’s No Evil Foods, and The Vegetarian Butcher in the Netherlands.
You can check out our list chronicling The Rise of Vegan Butcher Shops and Delis to learn more about this plant-based movement—and to find your local vegan butcher shop!