MSP - Help me find a butcher!!
I am in need of a good butcher - the catch is that they need to be able to go in the back and cut me up some meat - not just have a bunch of vacuum-packed meats in the meatlocker (a rarity nowadays). Special order is annoying and I'd love to avoid it if at all possible.
Specifically, I need to be able to get Beef Brisket POINTS, not FLATS (which are the only thing I can find in TC thus far), and pork bellies. Not your normal everyday cuts, I know - but that's why I'm asking!
All the chain groceries (Byerly's, Cub, Rainbow, Kowalski's)
...any help is appreciated!
In Minneapolis: Clancey's Meats & Fish
4307 Upton Ave S
In St. Paul: Widmer's Supermarket
1936 Saint Clair Ave
Also in Minneapolis is Ready Meats
3550 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: (612) 789-2484
I can personally attest to the pork belly. Good, friendly, local, reliable, and accommodating.
try clancey's (above) for local, grass-fed, artisanal, charcuterie
any of the co-ops for organic & free-range meat, poultry, lamb
the wedge in particular has a good sustainable butcher counter
i believe you can generally get usda prime at the counter at lund's
ready meats (ne), everett's (s mpls), & mike's in st paul are good regular butchers that should do custom orders & cuts.
Everett's Foods & Meats 1833 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, 612.729.6629. I have always gotten what I wanted from them. Some times I had to order it but it was worth the wait.
Hackenmuellers in Robbinsdale is a great meat market, there butchers are the best in town, try the beef rib eye, and the home smoked hams, they are my favs, but everything from there is great.
My family goes to Mackenthun's in St. Bonifacius. A real, bona-fide butcher. Good people. Call first to see if you can get specific cuts. Then get in the car and go! It's a ways out there, but worth the drive. They also have fantastic hotdogs, jerky, and hams that will make you forever scorn the ham-offerings of your local supermarket.
MACKENTHUN'S SAUSAGE & DELI St. Bonifacius MN 952 446-1234