kosher meat in boston, ma
I usually buy my meat at the Butcherie in Brookline, Ma, but have never been thrilled with their roasts. No matter how carefully I prepare and cook them, they are never melt in your mouth delicious. I sometimes shop at Gordon and Alperin on Comm. Ave., but have a hard time shelling out the money for their meat, as good as it is.
Does anyone know of another kosher meat market in the Boston area where I can get good quality meat at a fairly reasonable price and who would deliver? The only other meat market I know about is Hurwitz in Framingham and that's a bit of a ride. I can get kosher chicken at Trader Joe's, but haven't seen kosher meat in a long time, never any roasts. I know several people who use a local distributor for their meat, but they are not forthcoming about who the company/distributor is.
Maybe there's a kosher website someone could recommend? I'd be willing to try ordering on line.
Thanks for your help!
Hurwitz in Framingham closed a few years ago.
A few of my friends together buy from a distributor in the Boston foodmart area for the holidays. I've gotten brisket and ribs from the guy which were very good, but large quantities (i.e. two full racks of short ribs sealed in cryovac). Supposedly, its done as a favor through a friend of a friend so I have no idea of the guy's name.
I've bought from Larry Levine in Peabody who has nice selection several times, but a little bit of a shlep from the MetroWest.
Last few times I wanted meat I ordered from Specialty Provisions (http://specialtyprovisions.com/) and had it delivered to Newton for pickup. Not cheap, but no worse than any other butcher. Liked the quality much better than The Butcherie.
Have you spoken to the butcher at the Butcherie in person to talk about what you want? You can call ahead to request items which aren't pre-packaged. Sunday mornings are the busiest times; but weekdays are quiet. The Butcherie owner will try to satisfy your request if you ask for him. (617) 731-9888
Another option is to call a caterer to see if they will sell to you. It can't hurt to ask.
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. Making a stew tonight, so I guess I'll go to the Butcherie. Will check out allinkosher.com. Chestnut Hill Star carries kosher meat (limited selection), I guess I could go there and see what they have today. Very close to where I live. Next time I'm in the Newton area near Shaw's, I'll check out their selection. I appreciate the feedback!