The high-tech plant-based Beyond Sausage has hit the menu at Rosamunde Sausage Grill - which has three locations across San Francisco.
The sausage - from food startup Beyond Meat - is also available at Schaller's Stube in New York City, Veggie Grill - Hollywood and El Segundo - in Los Angeles, and Wurstkuche Downtown LA and Venice.
The product comes in three flavors: bratwurst, sweet Italian, and hot Italian, and has no cholesterol, 43 percent less total fat, 38 percent less saturated fat, and 26 percent less sodium than its animal-based equivalent.
Josh Margolis, owner of Rosamunde Sausage Grill, said: "It's always been important to us to have a vegan sausage on the menu to serve the diverse needs our customers.
"We have long been searching for a better option, something without gluten and soy, and that would appeal more broadly to all our customers.
"The minute I took a bite of Beyond Sausage and tasted the explosion of flavor, and felt the signature snap of the casing there wasn't a doubt in my mind that we needed to put this on our menu. Our customers are going to go nuts for this."
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According to Beyond Meat Founder and CEO Ethan Brown, the company decided to develop a 'pork' sausage in a bid to address consumers' health concers about processed meat.
"We just always want our product to be indistinguishable," Brown says.
"This is one I felt we could get closer to the animal equivalent than other categories."
Maria is a former magazine editor and newspaper reporter. She has specialized in writing content for the plant-based sector for several years, as well as reporting on agriculture, politics and regional news, interviewing a vast range of people from Prime Ministers to high profile actors and musicians. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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