Not all butchers sell meat, which is evident from Aubry and Kale Walch’s animal-friendly butcher, The Herbivorous Butcher. Due to open its first brick-and-mortar doors in April, this butcher is going to look exactly like a regular meat butcher shop with ribs, bologna, pepperoni, sausages, and jerky in the windows, except none of the products will contain meat.
Be warned. If you’re the squeamish sort, do not proceed. In the Thai beach resort city of Phuket, there’s a Vegetarian Festival held every November where devotees abstain from meat to promote good health and eating habits for nine consecutive days.
Vegetarians celebrating Thanksgiving have one more meal option with the Veggieducken, an Inception-style dish that takes its cue from turducken, a Thanksgiving traditional dish with a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey, plus stuffing in between. Developed by cooking host and blogger Dan Pashman, it basically involves stuffing sweet potatoes into leeks, then stuffing all of that into a banana squash. Looks complicated but awesome.
The giant of the fast-food burger world is opening its very first chain of exclusively vegetarian restaurants. The first meat-free restaurant will open its doors in India, near the Golden Temple in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. McDonalds aims to respect local culture and customs by providing a tasty and inexpensive fast-food option.