Vegan Butcher Shop

Wait… what?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A first-in-the-nation business officially opened in Minneapolis Saturday, giving non-meat eaters a reason to go into a butcher shop.

Siblings Kale and Aubry Walch are the brains behind The Herbivorous Butcher in northeast Minneapolis, which has customers lining up around the block on its opening day.

They sell things like vegan Italian sausage, kielbasa, porterhouse steak and many different vegan cheeses.

I’ve always been a bit flummoxed by the need of some vegetarians and vegans to create dishes to approximate meat. Why? If you don’t want to eat meat or animal products, then don’t. I don’t try to make my steak taste and feel like a salad.