Minneapolis-based vegan deli The Herbivorous Butcher has been nominated for USA Today’s 2016 Best Food & Drink Makers Award. The shop is up against 19 other competitors including San Francisco-based Four Barrel Coffee, Portland-based DIY cheesemaking kit company Urban Cheesecraft, and Brooklyn-based bakers Whimsy & Spice. The Herbivorous Butcher opened its doors in 2015 as the first vegan butcher shop in the United States. Since opening, the shop has received widespread news coverage, appeared on an episode of Food Network’s popular show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, made meals for a simulated Mars excursion, and received rave reviews for their innovative offerings—such as Huli Huli ribs, porterhouse steak, and dill havarti cheese—from fans, including funnyman Jon Stewart. The vegan butchershop is currently at the top of the leader board and voting ends on October 24. Winners will be announced on October 28 on 10Best.com.
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