Vegan butcher shop Grater Goods will debut its online store later this month with a brick-and-mortar location following at the end of September in Christchurch, New Zealand. Owner and musician Flip Grater, who has been vegan for 22 years, decided to open the butcher shop to make vegan products more available in her hometown. “[I] hope to give the wider community a chance to see all the alternatives that are now available for people transitioning to a vegan diet or reducing their meat and dairy consumption,” Grater told VegNews. The musician was raised by four generations of butchers, which she says she was able to use to her advantage. “My family had a butchery called Grater & Sons,” Grater said, “so it’s kind of an homage and a wink for the business to now be run by a vegan woman.” Grater Goods will offer an assortment of plant-based meats, including barbecue ribs and meatless meatballs. Stateside, vegan butcher Hip Peaz Vegan Eats opened in San Antonio, Texas in June and Berkeley, CA-based vegan delicatessen The Butcher’s Son expanded to a larger space in April to keep up with demand.

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