Old-School Butchers in Your Neighborhood

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Where do you buy your meat? I think shopping a little more old-school by visiting a neighborhood butcher is such a bigger pleasure (and often a bigger savings) than buying meat from the grocery store.

In New York, I shop at Florence Fine Meat Market, a little storefront in our neighborhood that’s been open since 1936. There’s classical music on the radio, sawdust on the floor and just about all of the steaks are cut to order from meat pulled from the back. This means you can get the cuts you want (1 inch? 2 inches? You name it) and interact with the butchers themselves. I always get into a conversation about what to do with what cut, or where the meat comes from. And the prices are great.

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Here’s a list of some of the favorite small old-school butchers in the cities where our writers live.

We hope that you will add your favorite old-school butchers in your city or town. Leave the name, address, neighborhood, website or any other relevant information you have.


The Butcher Shop
552 Tremont Street
South End, Boston
(617) 423-4800

McKinnon’s Meat Market
239 Elm Street
(617) 666-0888
McKinnon’s on AT: Boston


Paulina Meat Market
3501 North Lincoln Avenue
Lakeview, Chicago
(773) 248-6272

Lincoln Quality Meat Market
4661 North Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Square, Chicago
(773) 561-4570

Moo & Oink
7158 South Stony Island Avenue
South Shore, Chicago
(773) 248-6272


Blues Creek Farm Meats
North Market
59 Spruce Street
Short North, Columbus
(614) 228-5727

Los Angeles
• Marconda’s Meat Market
LA Farmers’ Market
6333 West 3rd Street
West Hollywood
(323) 938-5131
Marconda’s on The Kitchn
• Harvey’s Guss Meat Company
949 South Ogden Drive
Los Angeles
(323) 937-4622

• Alexander’s Prime Meats
Inside Howie’s Market
6580 North San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel
(626) 286-8871

New York City

• Florence Prime Meat Market
5 Jones Street
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
(212) 242-6531

Lobel’s of New York
1096 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side, Manhattan
(877) 783-4512

Marlow & Daughters
95 Broadway
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 388-5700

San Francisco

Avedano’s Holly Park Market
235 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 285-6328
Avedano’s on The Kitchn

Drewes Brothers Meats
1706 Church Street
Noe Valley, San Francisco
(415) 821-0515
Drewes Brothers on The Kitchn

• Bryan’s Quality Meats
3473 California Street
Laurel Heights, San Francisco
(415) 752-3430

Guerra’s Meats
490 Taraval Street
(415) 564-0585
Guerra’s on The Kitchn