Renowned for its mining industry and blue-collar attitude, Dortmund is
an unlikely choice for Europe's first vegan supermarket.
"If someone opens a supermarket that has no animal products in them,
that seems crazy," said animal ethicist and store owner Ralf
"But people are celebrating."
Vegelicious, which opened on February 26, occupies over 100 square
meters in the city-centre, technically making it the only vegan
supermarket in Europe.
Using soy, spices, and oils to supplement traditional animal-based
ingredients, the shelves are stacked with over 1500 products.
offers chocolate bars, cereals, and even meat imitations,
chicken wings, which use cane sugar sticks to serve as