Long Branch, NJ/Monmouth County
Heading down next week for and extended stay and will be BBQ'ing extensively. Does anyone have any meat/butcher suggestions? How about a quality fishmonger? I'm familiar with Wegmans and Whole Foods but perhaps someone can point me to some high quality specialty stores. Any advice is appreciated....
Sabatos in Belford has very good sausage. They make their own fresh Italian sausage (hot or sweet) and breakfast links. Their smoked kielbasa is made by Pulaskis from Sabatos own recipe.
I find their meats to be very good quality. I don't think they have specialty items on hand, but they are an old-fashioned butcher and will order what you need and cut it how you want. Ground beef is ground while you wait, in an ancient grinder.
Very friendly service. A real neighborhood place.
Sabatos Prime Meats
113 Leonardville Rd
Belford, NJ 07718
Wegman's and Red Bank Foodtown are good all-around choices.
I am not a seafood eater but others tell me Little Silver Seafood, Klein's in Belmar, Navesink Fishery in Middletown and Bayshore Fishery in Fair Haven are good.
Sadly, the butcher around the corner from me passed away recently so I've been going to Wegman's, Foodtown and Ceriello's in Long Branch. There is also Monmouth Meats in Red Bank and more gourmet-ish is Rumson Market but I havent tried those places.
Hopefully, others will reply with their favorites or correct my recs. I am not familiar with gourmet shops, sorry.