Reading Time: < 1 minute Rudy's Vegan Butcher opened last year, on World Vegan Day Credit: Rudy's Vegan Butcher
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A vegan butcher is opening a second location inside Selfridges

Rudy’s Vegan Butcher will launch in the iconic department store’s food section today.

It offers a wide range of vegan meats such as smoked ham, salami de Provence, pepperoni, and pastrami. Other options include meat-free alternatives to ribs, lobster salad, bacon, burgers, chicken liver pate, and more.

Vegan butcher in Selfridges

“For the first week, to celebrate, we are giving one of our official Vegan Butcher Tote-bags with any purchase,” Rudy’s wrote on Instagram.

“Come visit us and make sure to tag us in your pictures. WE SEE YOU!”

Rudy’s opened last year on November 1 to celebrate World Vegan Day. On its first day, it sold out of all its products and attracted long queues down the street.

The company has since said its staff had been working through the night to meet ‘overwhelming’ demand. It also moved into a new ‘state of the art kitchen’ to increase its capacity and keep up with orders.

Controversy

While the shop has so far proved a roaring success, its announcement stirred controversy among meat-eaters.

Among them was vegan-baiting TV host Piers Morgan. He wrote on Twitter: “A vegan butcher’s shop… and people wonder why I’ve written a book about the world going nuts.”

Debate raged online over whether or not a butcher’s shop can be vegan, but many were in support of the upcoming shop. One user wrote: “The world going nuts is the reason for a shop like this. Plant food is the future otherwise we won’t have a future at all. Simple really.”

You can follow Rudy’s Vegan Butcher on Instagram here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.