The vegan butcher shop

Illustration by Serene Lusano

No Evil Foods in Asheville, North Carolina, wouldn't dream of slaughtering a darling little calf, but it will butcher the hell out of plants to make delicious faux meat products—El Zapatista, NEF's take on Mexican chorizo; The Prepper, a “chickenesque roast”; and The Stallion, an Italian sausage. The company ships six-packs and 12-packs of its plant-based meats, which could be perfect for a last-minute holiday gift or meal idea. Shipping is going to be around $30, so it's a splurge, but the products can last in the freezer for up to six months, and they have around 100 calories per serving, no cholesterol and 20 grams of protein. Plus, NEF was a finalist for Martha Stewart's American Made Awards, and everybody knows Martha doesn't mess around, so you know it's good. Once the shipment arrives, get cooking with the stash of recipes at, like Nearly Famous Conscious Chicken Salad.