Photo courtesy of YamChops Facebook page
Type: Food / Gourmet Stores, Markets, Specialty Shops
When you are on the lookout for a new gourmet store to peruse, you probably aren't looking too closely at vegetarian butchers. Perhaps that is because you didn't know that there was a vegetarian... Read More
When you are on the lookout for a new gourmet store to peruse, you probably aren't looking too closely at vegetarian butchers. Perhaps that is because you didn't know that there was a vegetarian butcher. Family owned YamChops opened in the summer of 2014 to great acclaim and interest. From tuna-less tuna salad to pork-less pulled pork, they have amazingly inventive prepared foods for vegetarians and flexitarians alike. In the back of the store, you can buy imported olive oils, local jams and preserves and dairy-free ice cream. Fresh and frozen entrees are all carefully chosen and the staff is more than happy to let you taste everything. Think of it as a savoury, vegan Baskin Robbins.
- Gourmet Stores: "Try the smoked salmon, which is made by smoking a thin slice of carrot and is topped with cashew sour cream, dill and chives. It is, quite simply, divine."
- Best for Gourmet Stores Because: Vegetarian is no longer a niche market. YamChops has amazing specialty food without the unhealthy connotations normally associated with gourmet.