The Herbivorous Butcher

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507 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55413

A vegan butcher / deli offering "meat-free meats" like Korean ribs, bbq ribs, porterhouse, brats and sausages, and vegan cheese -- wrapped in paper to take home. Founded by a sister and brother duo and opened here Jan 2016, previously operating at local farmers markets. Open Tue-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out only

32 Reviews

First Review by fitmetalvegan2013

great food! - Edit

Thought this was more of a food ordering place but operates like a deli. Has a limited selection of prepared foods. Ribs are delish! Also has a small shop off to the side for apparel and chocolates!

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delicious - Edit

Try the "maple glazed bacon", the "pastrami" and the "Korean ribs". You will be happy.

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So freaking good - Edit

The food is delicious. They have so many different vegan choices.

Pros: Choices, Amazing Cheese, Great Taste

Cons: A little pricey

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Foods great, serve is okay - Edit

This place has been a bucket list stop for me since it opened. I love the idea of it so much. The girl who rang me up seemed a little annoyed and impatient with me which was unfortunate. The food itself though is delicious! They also sell lots of goodies like hats, clothes, vegan snacks. Its awesome!!!

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The Herbivorous Butcher Rocks! - Edit

We have been going to The Herbivorous Butcher since their Grand opening and they are amazing. There's so many delicious vegan meats and cheeses to choose from so we pick-up a lot every time we go there. Their vegan food is the best by far, we've ever had! Kale, Aubry, and all of their staff are absolutely wonderful. We highly recommended this place to everyone!!

Pros: delicious plant-based meats & cheeses, friendly owners & staff, nice, clean shop with additional vegan products

Cons: street parking

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favorite place! - Edit

I absolutely love the herbivorous butcher! Their meats and cheeses are phenomenal. They are also really kind, sweet people and I love that they are taking their mission so far and wide.

Try their Korean ribs and their hot special deli sandwich. Always a hit!

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Decent option if you like faux meats and cheeses. - Edit

I’m not a faux meats fan but love the idea that they are available to those who still depend on them and cheese. They are very spendy though and some were just so-so.

Pros: variety

Cons: prices

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korean ribs & sami - Edit

Loved the korean ribs and italian sandwich!

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Totally incredible - Edit

Everything we tried here was incredible and it was just nice to go to a place and order whatever the heck you want and know it will be vegan. So refreshing.

Pros: delicious food, huge selection

Cons: sandwiches ran out before dinner time, they said t

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Everything is amazing! - Edit

Last time I came through I ordered one of almost everything including a Dill & Havarti sandwich that was incredible! I loved the Korean ribs, and added the bacon to my scrambles every day for a week! Today, I was lucky enough to try the Forrester grilled sandwich and I was blown away! DELICIOUS! I wish I could come to town more often!

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AMAZING - Edit

The Italian sandwich is full of flavor.

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Vegan goodies - Edit

It's funny to have a butcher shop be vegan, but hey- it's cool! Veg*ns feel left out sometimes, or relegated to salad, but here, you're veg*ism is not displayed awkwardly or apologetically, it's all veg!

The good part is that they get the veg community wants to feel accepted and not judged, so everyone here is welcome, from veg to non-veg, regardless of race, gender, religion or other identity traits. Love that vibe.

There's soy-based cheeses and nut-based cheeses. There's sandwiches and there's jerky. There's meat looking things like steak and ribs and sausage, but it's all vegan. Check out the jack fruit as pulled pork and shredded chicken! Special days are taco days, but the hot items are whatever is in plastic item stands atop the deli case.

Other snacks include sweets and ice cream, crackers and chips. There are condiments and apparel, too.

Great shop! Some gluten free choices, but no gluten free bread.

Pros: All vegan , Jack fruit, Ice cream

Cons: No gluten free bread

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Realistic - Edit

I've been wanting to visit ever since I heard about this place on NPR. It's a cute little shop, set up deli style. As a vegan who can't eat soy, I was happy to hear that the "meats" are wheat gluten-based, though there is soy sauce in them. I purchased some salt and peppa jerky, which was really tasty. My husband, a meat eater, said it was the most realistic vegan jerky he's ever had. I also had some of the Herbivorous Butcher's "meats" in a meal at J Selby's (a St Paul restaurant) and they were really good, too. This place is yummy!

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vegan food to die for. - Edit

I went there curious about all the vegan meats and cheeses. Got sausage muffuletta sandwich for lunch with provolone cheese. It was delicious. Bread was roasted nicely. It was crunchy but still soft. Everything just melted in your mouth. I picked up a lot of goodies to bring home, cheese, cold cuts, ribs, meatloaf. So far loved everything I tried. Will definitely order from them again.

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delicious and awesome! - Edit

I love this place, and I'm so glad Minneapolis has something like HB. However, I have a wheat allergy, so I can't eat here all the time/eat everything on the menu. Everything I've tried so far is fantastic.

Pros: everything is vegan, lots of options, kosher certified!

Cons: a little expensive (to be expected from a small sh, lots of wheat based items - always ask if you have

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wonderful food - Edit

Great selection of meats. All tasting amazing and different in their own ways. The cold cut sandwich was everything I was hoping for in a classic sub sandwich

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Incredible and Amazing Must-See for Vegans & Veg - Edit

I am from Seattle and have wanted to explore this shop since it opened; today was the day!! The environment was very pleasant and fun! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic and full of flavour and lived up to my expectations. I will definitely return and probably mail order.

Pros: Excellent Food and Fun Decor, Friendly and Helpful Staff, Reasonable Prices and Good Portions

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Delicious sandwiches and vegan meats - Edit

Enjoyed the Italian sandwich which was very hearty. Sandwiches are a bit pricey, but very filling. Also tried Korean ribs and BBQ ribs. I was in sextant heaven.

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Much Better! - Edit

This place really stepped up its game once it opened it's own location. They staff is super friendly, all of the products taste fresh and amazing. I also love that HB partners with many local veg/vegan friendly restaurants. It provides more variety and new places to try.

Updated from previous review on 2015-08-03

Pros: Taste, Local, Ingredients

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Best layover ever! - Edit

We rented a car at the airport for a 4-hour layover tour of Minneapolis and were so fortunate to have the Italian and breakfast sandwiches here before walking across the Stone Bridge. Yum!!!

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Fun and friendly - Edit

Very helpful staff, slight spendy. Processed food, so lots of gluten and soy!

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-07

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Excellent! - Edit

I am usually not a huge fan of vegan "meats" and "cheeses" but I had to check out this place while traveling to the Twin Cities. I always have my vegan go to places when I visit here. I thought my omnivore husband might like it, so I bought the maple bacon and pepperoni slices, and also some mozzarella cheese. In addition I bought some Bee Free Honey. I LOVED the maple bacon slices! Even the pepperoni was very authentic. I didn't much care for the mozzarella cheese but the meats more than made up for that! I loved the cool way the store is designed, it was so comical! Like walking into a satyr. The meat cleaver door handles were a nice touch. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful too! Such a rarity these days as far as customer service goes. My omni husband also really liked the meats and he was in love with the architecture of the store, being a woodworker and builder himself. This is definitely a very unique and fun place to visit, totally worth the trek! If I lived in Minneapolis I would visit weekly.

Pros: High quality ingredients, Supports local food culture and business, Super friendly and knowledgeable staff

Cons: Cost of the food is not cheap

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Favourite Vegan Shop Ever! - Edit

THB is one of the best vegan places I've ever been to. Their staff is friendly, their food is delicious, and their atmosphere is so lovely. Most of their "cheese" contain soy, which is a bit of an issue for me, and most of their "meat" contains gluten, which is an issue for my Mum. If you're getting anything, make sure to check the label! They also sell some fun printed American Apparel (yay! sweatshop free!) tees with their logo on it. Be sure to grab some Kühl chocolate! (sea salt is my favourite)

Pros: Great taste & texture, Friendly & helpful staff, Easy access with street parking

Cons: Allergens, Not all products are in stock at all times, Not in New Zealand :'(

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So amazing! - Edit

So, I'm in town for this cardiac device conference, and before I came here, I researched what places I wanted to visit. I only have the one evening that I could definitely make it to this place, as I'm on foot and it's been raining, so prefer not to ride a bike (but good going on the bike share program, Minneapolis!).

I got out of my conference a bit later than expected, and ended up running just shy of two miles to get there. Managed to arrive about three minutes before they closed. The staff was super friendly, and let me in to order.

I got the Korean BBQ ribs, the Smokehouse ribs, and their dill Havarti. It was SO worth the run. Had the Korean ribs for dinner, probably will have the Smokehouse ribs for lunch tomorrow. Had the Havarti with some crackers and wine.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for the staff members that were on that evening (9/23), since I don't know when I'll be back this way again. Thanks for the courtesy, kindness, and friendly chatter. You two were awesome!

Pros: Friendly staff, Awesome food, CHEESE!

Cons: ...there are cons?

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Awesome vegan "meats" and "cheeses" - Edit

Everything here is good, and it is all 100% vegan. They are an inspiration. They took a chance, and it is working.

Pros: It all tastes good, and it's vegan.

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YASSS!!! - Edit

Perfect taste and texture. I never thought I would set foot in a deli again but this was fun! When you walk in you take a number. The case is full of deli "meats", ribs, sausage and bacon! not to mention a bunch of yummy chesses. If you're vegan you must go!!!

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tasty meats - Edit

The meats are really great as are Kale and Aubry. The new permanent location is a good opportunity to get their products regularly instead of waiting for the farmer's markets. They also sell other locally made vegan products. Most of the meats are gluten based with the pulled pork made from jackfruit. Also have cheeses and butters.

Pros: all vegan goodness

Cons: parking

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