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.