The KYND Butcher recently opened its doors in Melbourne — becoming the first completely vegan butcher shop in the Australian city.

Located in the Ascot Vale suburb of Melbourne, The KYND Butcher was founded by owner Matthew Sipala and his business partner Amanda Lethlean.

“People are looking at the impact animal products are having on the environment, their health, and of course the animals,” said Sipala.

“It’s exciting to be able to provide people with [vegan options] and be the head of change for a greater good in the local area.”

The KYND Butcher offers a selection of plant-based meat alternatives, such as mince, sausages, lentil burgers, tofu schnitzels, and tempeh skewers. A range of cheese and dips are also available.

The store is working to protect the environment through its business practices, utilizing reusable and biodegradable packaging. Customers are encouraged to bring their own containers to further reduce waste.

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