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London’s recently launched vegan butcher has revealed it is working ‘until the wee hours’ to meet overwhelming demand.

Rudy’s Vegan Butchers, on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street in North London, opened yesterday (November 1 – World Vegan Day).

Vegan butcher

Before the store opened its doors, queues had formed around the street, with customers keen to get their hands on the shop’s vegan meat options.

These include plant-based smoked ham, salami de Provence, pepperoni, and pastrami. Other options include animal-free alternatives to ribs, lobster salad, bacon, burgers, chicken liver pate, and Christmas turkey among others.

Rudy’s Vegan Butchers also offers a delivery service for customers living outside London, via its website.

Vegan butcher sell out

Rudy’s revealed on its first day of opening that it had sold out. The brand took to Instagram to write: “SOLD OUT. This was the line at 10:54am before we even opened and it didn’t slow down for hours.

“100 online orders in the first ten minutes! Thank you to everyone who stopped by, messaged with love, ordered online and and shouted out our news. 

“It was an unbelievable turn out. We are so blessed to have your support and feel overwhelmed by all the love. THANK YOU, thank you a million times and more.”

‘Working day and night’

The vegan butcher owners have now revealed how they are having to work through the night to keep up with the relentless demand for vegan meat.

On Instagram, they wrote: “We’re still up & at it! 

“We’ve been working day and night until the wee hours of the morning to ensure your vegan goodies are safely in your hands. Soon.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.