Jun 30, 2021 - News
A non-vegan's review of Minneapolis' new vegan fried chicken spot
A bucket of Herbie Butcher's vegan fried chicken in South Minneapolis.
Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

Last week, Axios' Audrey Kennedy (a non-vegan) tried Herbie Butcher's Fried Chicken — a new South Minneapolis all-vegan chicken restaurant from the creators of Herbivorous Butcher.

  • She wanted to see if the seitan-based "meat" tastes like the real thing.

What she ordered: The fried chicken, biscuits, mac and cheese and coleslaw.

Audrey's take: It wasn't half bad, especially when dipping in the honey mustard and/or Butcher sauce.

  • But no, it does not taste like real fried chicken. It has the same crunch and fried-food taste, but it's still not meat.

The other side(s): The vegan mac and cheese was pretty good, and the biscuits with maple butter were worth the 30-minute wait.

  • No comment on the coleslaw. She accidentally dropped that in her car.

Details: Herbie Butcher's (735 E. 48th St.) is takeout-only and open Thursday-Sunday.

  • Tip: Go as early as possible. Lines ran down the block within an hour of opening.

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