WHO WE ARE
Sister and brother duo Aubry and Kale Walch have spent the last several years perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously deceiving meat-free meats. Aubry has spent over a decade creating meat-free alternatives for many the foods that she grew up with on Guam, a place where cooking was a deep-rooted part of everyday life and each meal consisted of at least two different kinds of meat or seafood, not to mention a wide variety of flavors, spices, and textures, blending Guamanian cuisine with culinary cultures from across the world.
After years of watching Aubry thrive, Kale Walch followed suit and became vegan. Over the past years, he has developed a keen sense for the many ingredients and methods that go into making the most flavorful, nutritious and satisfying meat alternatives. Having made the change from omnivore to vegan more recently, he is able to invoke the flavors of his previous “meat palate” to create realistic and tastefully accurate meat-alternatives.
The Herbivorous Butcher started organically. A brother and sister, sister’s husband, and sister’s surrogate sister, all vegan or vegetarian; cooked and ate together all the time – sharing recipes, improving each other’s recipes, and talking about food literally all the time. During a brief pause in food-related conversation, Aubry blurted out “LET’S OPEN A VEGAN BUTCHER SHOP!” and everyone laughed and laughed and then, just as the laughter subsided, everyone realized it was a great idea. From that moment on we’ve been planning how we can fulfill that mission to deliver delicious tasting fresh vegan meats for a happier, healthier world.
WHY WE DO THIS
We started The Herbivorous Butcher to bring you small-batch plant based meats that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich so you never feel like you’re sacrificing anything for healthy and ethical eating.
The need for meat alternatives has never been greater. 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. 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 because together we can all change the world one meal at a time!
All our products provide optimum amounts of protein and B-vitamins that many meat alternatives lack, as well as modest levels of monounsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol and satisfy your hunger so you can really feel good while feeling good about eating well.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US
In January 2017, we announced the launch of our non-profit farm sanctuary, Herbivorous Acres, where we can further our mission of saving animals and educating people about the harm caused by animal agriculture.
In May 2021, we opened Herbie Butcher's Fried Chicken in south Minneapolis, a fast casual #AllVeganEverything fried chicken shop.