Butcher shops have been around for centuries

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Butchers are skilled craftsmen who are trained in the art of cutting and preparing meat.

butcher cutting up a piece of meat

They also use their knowledge and expertise to select the best cuts of meat and to prepare them in a way that maximizes their flavor and tenderness.

Why Should You Get Meat From A Butcher Shop?

Butcher shops offer a lot of advantages over supermarkets and other grocery stores.

First, butcher shops typically have a wider variety of meats to choose from.

butcher shop view of meat

Second, butchers can provide expert advice on how to select and prepare meat.

butcher carving up meat

Third, butcher shops often offer lower prices than supermarkets and who doesn't want to save some money?

butcher shop meat display

Food & Wine Names Top Butcher Shops In America

Food & Wine came up with a list of the best butcher shops in America.

This is what went into the decision-making process.

"In choosing this list of essential butcher shops across the country, there was one very clear standard — the more sustainable, the better. These shops have served their communities well for so long, when they could be doing something, anything else. We celebrate their commitment and perseverance."


This Michigan Butcher Shop Is Among The Best In America

Food & Wine said that Michigan's Best Butcher Shop Is The Gratiot Central Market

Come for a Saturday morning scene like no other, for multiple vendors under one roof, selling everything from halal meats to you-buy-they-fry gizzards, to Amish turkeys, and everything in between. It's easily one of the country's biggest, most eccentric meat bazaars, and a key piece of the Eastern Market experience.


After looking into it I can see why it was picked as the best butcher shop in Michigan.

Gratiot Center Market

If you want to check out the market here is what you need to know.

The market is located at 1429 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207

Gratiot Center Market is open year-round, from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday.

The market is home to over 150 vendors, selling a variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and other specialty foods.

If you have a local butcher shop that you love please share it with me.

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