Vegan butchers just made a six-foot-long sandwich filled with plant-based Italian cold cuts.
The Herbivorous Butcher is based in Minneapolis. It specializes in “meat-free meats and cheese-free cheeses.” It recently received a special order for a six-foot-long sub filled with vegan cheese, salad, and meat-free Italian cold cuts.
The giant sub is also available with Turkey & Dill Havarti, the company notes on its Instagram page.
The Herbivorous Butcher offers a wide range of vegan meats and cheeses that can be added to ordinary-sized breads. Plant-based ribeye steak, Hawaiian Huli Huli ribs, and pastrami are just some of the meats it offers. Its dairy-free cheese range includes sriracha cheddar, smoked gouda, mozzarella, and provolone.
Why Eat Vegan Meat?
Aubry and Kale Wach — a Guamian brother and sister duo — founded The Herbivorous Butcher. They did so to provide people with the foods they love, without the environmental and ethical consequences.
Last year, the United Nations Environment Program labeled tackling meat consumption as one of the world’s most urgent problems. It stated that animal agriculture’s greenhouse gas footprint rivals that of all methods of transportation, including planes and cars.
“The need for meat alternatives has never been greater,” says The Herbivorous Butcher on its website. “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.”
It adds, “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,” it continues. “Together we can all change the world one meal at a time.”