All-Vegan Butcher To Open In London As Brits Cut Meat Consumption
Vegan meat from Rudy's Vegan Butcher Vegan meat from Rudy's Vegan Butcher - Media Credit: Rudy's Vegan Butcher

All-Vegan Butcher To Open In London As Brits Cut Meat Consumption

Polling released earlier this year showed almost 13 million Brits had reduced their meat consumption amid the coronavirus lockdown

By

2 Minutes Read

An all-vegan butcher is set to open in London, as data suggests that millions of Brits are cutting down on their meat intake.

Rudy’s Vegan Butchers, which will be based on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street in North London, will open on November 1.

Rudy’s, which is best-known for its all-vegan diner in Camden called Rudy’s Vegan Diner, will give away 100lb of its vegan bacon on opening day.

Vegan butcher

The butcher will stock a range of vegan meat products, for instance charcuterie options. These will 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.

Delivery

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

The brand said: “If you can’t make it to London, don’t worry! You can order Rudy’s Vegan Butcher goodies ONLINE & we deliver nationwide.

“All online orders made on World Vegan Day include a FREE pack of baycon.

“Remember to pile your online basket high with homemade scramble v-egg, soysage patties & bloody delicious black puddin’ to go with that free baycon.”

Rudy's Vegan Butcher
Rudy's Vegan Butcher Rudy’s Vegan Butcher will open on November 1

Cutting down on meat

The butchers opens as polling suggests that Brits are changing their diets as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Research released by The Vegan Society in April this year showed that more than 13 million Brits had cut down on meat consumption during lockdown.

The Society said the data shows ‘pressures on supermarkets and consumers alike are changing buying behavior towards more ethical alternatives’.

‘Trying alternatives’

Matt Turner is spokesperson for The Vegan Society. He said ‘after the unprecedented success of Veganuary’ and the swathes of new vegan products hitting the shelves in recent months, it’s no surprise that many consumers have made the switch to plant-based alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He cited reasons including convenience, cost, or health concerns, the environment, animal rights for the changes.

“Many Brits are trying these alternatives for the first time. And they are enjoying them so much they intend on keeping them in their shopping basket when we return to normal times.

“They are purchasing items that they wouldn’t have given a second look a few months ago. But are now seeing these brilliant vegan alternatives as the new normal.”

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.

heading/author

The Author

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

More by Maria Chiorando iconography/arrow-right

heading/comments

Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments [0]  
buttons/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top-small-active
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x