As someone who grew up on a plant based diet, constantly ridiculed for my linseed sandwiches stuffed with ‘coronation chickpea’ and leafy green filled packed lunches, I never thought I would be here, all these years later, to tell you about this exciting vegan news: the UK’s first permanent vegan butcher arrives in London next month! 

That’s right, scheduled to land on Islington’s Upper Street on Sunday 1st November, is the first ever permanent vegan butcher here in the UK, and quite frankly, I couldn’t be more excited!

Brainchild of Rudy’s Vegan Diner – also known for being London’s first all-vegan diner – in Camden, the plant based butcher showcases a revolutionary move for veganism, and will be bringing with it a whopping selection of homemade ‘meats’, perfect for stocking up the fridge with goodies come Christmas. 

Wondering what tasty offerings you’ll be stocking your fridge with? The shelves will be stacked full of  everything from Rudy’s homemade pastrami to dirty burger patties, cheeze sauce to chilli-non-carne, as well as vegan takes on classics, such as chick’n lover pate, shredded BBQ pulled porc and lobstah salad.

Rudy’s Vegan Butcher also arrives just in time for the beginning of World Vegan Month, which runs throughout November, so if you’re looking to embark on a plant based journey next month, the vegan deli meats and steaks provide the perfect alternative and will be sure to satisfy any meat-fuelled cravings that arise.

To celebrate their opening, Rudy’s is giving away 100 pounds of free baycon to the first 200 customers through the doors. That’s over 25 rashers each, so you’ll have enough rashers to last you a week in bacon sarnie terms.

If you don’t live near the area – or, live in the city at all for that matter – fear not because they’re also launching an online delivery service that’s available nationwide, meaning you can get your fix from afar too, bonus.

Looking for new, tasty meat alternatives to add to your diet? Head down, support local and stock up your fridge with Rudy’s Vegan Butcher.

Rudy’s Vegan Butcher opens Sunday 1st November 

206 Upper Street, Islington N1 1RQ

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