Cultivating a Better World

There is the world as it is and the world that we want to create. And we believe that most people want to do better – for themselves, for the animals and for the environment – which is why we strive to help the journey towards a better world be more accessible, more clear, and more delicious.


Meatball Stroganoff. Smokey Chorizo Chili. BBQ Chicken Meatloaf. What if you could still enjoy your favorite dishes – but in a way that was not only better for your body, but better for the world we live in?


At The Abbot’s Butcher, we want to create a new conversation around plant-based eating that’s all about accessibility and fun. Because we want to celebrate and empower everyone, whether you’re a dedicated vegan or simply interested in incorporating some plant-based meals into your week.


Our plant-based meats are the modern-day essentials that make plant-based cooking delicious and intuitive. Use them as the backbone to your favorite recipes, or try your hand at something new and exciting. Because what you’ll find is that our meats are not only delectable and satisfying – they’re the perfect reason to get into the kitchen and cook up some delicious food that everyone will love.


Committed to a plant-based diet for some time, I was starting to grow tired of the options available – black bean burgers were too mushy, quinoa patties too bland. And of the meat alternatives that were available, I couldn’t find one that really satisfied, nor one where I could recognize every single ingredient put into it.


So I set out to create delicious, artisanal plant-based meats crafted from pure whole-foods ingredients.


The meats had to have the right flavor, they had to cut across your teeth the way animal-protein does, and they had to have the right appeal. I also wanted to create something that made plant-based cooking accessible to everyone – whether you’ve been vegan for years, or are just venturing into Meatless Mondays.


After endless hours in the kitchen, countless recipe rewrites and invaluable feedback from our carnivorous taste-testers, I created The Abbot’s Butcher plant-based meats. Deeply flavorful, intensely satisfying – these plant-based meats have the taste, texture and appeal you crave. They come fresh, ready for you to sizzle and sauté to perfection. And we never use any preservatives, additives or artificial colors or flavors.


Plant-based eating shouldn’t mean reduction or restriction. In fact, it’s just the opposite. And with The Abbot’s Butcher plant-based meats, everyone can enjoy their favorite dishes while still living in a way that celebrates their bodies and the beautiful world we live in.

I hope you enjoy. This is my mission. Good food that is good for your body and good for the world we live in. And thank you thank you thank you for practicing compassion.


– Kerry Song, Founder


Is your “meat” non-GMO?


This is a priority for us, which is why we pledge to you that every single ingredient that we use in our artisan plant-based meats is non-GMO. This includes our soy beans, which are identity preserved and non-GMO. This means that the seed that was planted for the plants that yield the grain originated from a non-GMO source. Our source works closely with their farmers and suppliers to ensure that the ingredients are non-GMO, and has implemented state-of-the-art testing equipment that allows for in-house testing.



What products are gluten-free?


Our Spanish “Chorizo,” Ground “Chicken,” Ground “Beef,” “Chicken” Strips and “Crab” Cakes are all gluten-free and wheat-free.



How long do your products last in the refrigerator?


Everything from our kitchen is small batch made from scratch, and vacuum-sealed so it can stay fresh. The “best by” date is printed on the package, and generally falls around 8 weeks from packaging date. If you open the package, just be sure to use within a week for optimal freshness.



Can I freeze the meat?


Sure! If you only use a portion of the meats, and want to save the rest, just place in a freezer-safe bag and freeze. The meats can be frozen for up to 9 months. Then, when you are ready to enjoy, just place the meats back in the refrigerator and allow to thaw before using.



Where did you get the name “The Abbot’s Butcher”?


I spent a very special part of my life living on Abbot Kinney in Venice, so there is an emotional sentiment here. And Abbot Kinney himself was actually a conservationist, which goes hand in hand with part of the mission of this company – to create a sustainable meat company that can help us grow a little closer to the kind of world we all want to live in.