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Jun 24, 2011 03:57 PM

McKinnon style butcher in Jamaica Plain?

Hi there,
I used to live near Davis Square, and loved getting my meat goods at McKinnon's. I've moved to JP now. It seemed the equivalent is Meatland. I went there a few days ago in the afternoon, and was a tad confused. They didn't have minced pork, or even a large range of pork parts. Their range of chicken parts were limited (I didn't see any chicken tenders, and the fowl I bought was from the freezer). Their steaks looked interesting but I eat quite a bit of pork and chicken as well.

So first question, what's your favorite meat shop in or near JP? It needs to be public transport accessible for me unfortunately.

Secondly, was I missing something when I went into Meatland? Is there a trick to shopping there for the things I eat regularly? Pork mince, pork fillets, chicken tenders?

Thanks :)

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  1. Don't think we have a full service butcher in JP other than Meatland (which I've never been to), but if you want good pork go to Plaza Meat Market on Boylston. He gets a local whole hog in every Thursday.

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    1. re: Kirs

      How about Tony's Meat Market in Roslindale Square?

    2. I LOVE Tony's and use it for the excellent butchering and high quality of the meat. However, it's nothing like MacKinnons, which offers excellent prices on good (not great) meat. I haven't found a facsimile for MacKinnons and still trek over occasionally. Meatland is OK but not in Tony's league.

      1. Not too many butcher shops in JP area, so I joined the Stillman Farms meat CSA. They deliver to JP.

        1. On second thought, if you go over to Coolidge Corner in Brookline, the Meat House is a really cool place with tons of cuts of meat.

          The Meat House
          1285 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446


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