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.

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

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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They experiment with natural seasonings, sauces and other flavors to achieve the texture they seek.

WCCO’s Jason DeRusha profiled The Herbivorous Butcher in a DeRusha Eats segment.

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