HOME > Chowhound > Miami - Fort Lauderdale >
Jan 3, 2013 05:02 PM

Meat Markets/Butcher- North Miami?


I'm looking for a place that can actually be helpful in selecting meat. My old butcher in MO told me that there was no difference between sirloin, chuck and round-- as it was all the same just different fat contents. Grass-fed options would be a plus, also.

Anything good but not very expensive in North Miami?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: The Chowfather

      I would assume it being an italian market that they would be willing to grind meats also, right?

    2. I recommend you should check out, www.penn-dutch.com but it is in Hollywood,Fl really so worth the drive,I believe you'll get hooked,I sadly miss the place, as I have moved to Arkansas almost in Mo,ha-ha.
      I don't want to go on and on but just a tip any meat you see there and want custom cut they have a counter right next to the fresh seafood counter they'll do it any way you want.
      Also must warn you weekends It's a mob house,Place is just fantastic.
      If you do go let me know how and if you liked it.

      7 Replies
      1. re: mutti

        Thanks for the advice. You think they would be able to grind things like flank, ribeye or shortrib for me if I requested it?

        The supermarket chains where i used to live refused to ground anything except chuck.

        1. re: mutti

          Hi, mutti. I just called and they said they would be willing to grind anything I want. Perfect.

          I guess it's a toss-up between this place and Laurenzos.

          1. re: SmallSteps3000

            Thank's for getting back to me,I have been to Laurenzos many times and while I like it,to me there is nothing like penn -dutch you'll see them grind your meat of choice right infront of you, quite often I'd get the fresh picnic pork and have them grind it,I'd have them save the skin and the bones for me,and when they have the porterhouse steak's from Omaha on sale make sure you get them they are to die for, you'll find everything there from veggies to smoked fish and succulent lunch meats, also when the have the wild salmon they'll also cut it to order also have them bag the bones good for fish stock,but make sure you smell the fish I have on 2 occasion's had bad fish but not to worry just freeze it till your next return they will make it good,also save your receipt,when I do come home I always bring a large cooler take it to penn-dutch they'll cry vac whatever you want for the return trip home but you must bring your cooler in a few days before you travel. just thought you'd like to know this should you ever want to bring some meat back to Mo.
            Where did you live in Mo???

            1. re: mutti

              P.S Smal steps 3000.
              Forgot to tell you that the prices are much much better at the Dutch,boy am I homesick now.

              1. re: mutti

                I lived in St. Louis, MO. even though I was in the suburbs-- there were not many shopping options so we had to stick with the supermarket chains.

                Your posts are so helpful and inspiring. I'm pretty sure I've made up my mind and will be sure to check out Penn-Dutch as my go-to place! Thanks

                1. re: SmallSteps3000

                  I am an insane true foodie,I now live 30 some miles south from Branson,Mo, and drive to your fair city of St louis 3 to 4 times a year,for my Costco fix and go to the hill to Volpi's for my Italian sausages.
                  there are many places in Miami that I can help you with food wise but I don't know what kind of foods you like?I lived in Miami Springs by the airport so all of my food destinations always required travel which I did every 2 weeks.
                  I will tell you that you should also go to Larenzos, the fresh pasta and rolls and breads are very good,but I don't recommend the meats any more,my friend was just there and she also said it wasn't the same.
                  Even though to me penn-dutch walks on water some meats I have to buy else where,like my Itaian sausages I go to Doris'es in pembroke pines,the best.[an Italian Store]
                  Here I go again I'm going on and on not even sure if you are interested in all the things I'm telling you.

                  1. re: mutti

                    Sorry for not getting back to you in time mutti. I forgot all about this. Not to worry! I love your posts!

                    Very informative for someone just getting here and trying to find things out! Thank you so much!

          2. I buy some meat at Penn Dutch
            Chicken, Duck, turkey and fish at Delaware Chicken
            they will cut, butterfly, split, etc. and wrap according to what u want.

            5 Replies
            1. re: jpr54_1

              your absolutely right,I was going to tell smallsteps3000 next, just could not remember the street name and direction's it also was on my food trip also is a fantastic store.Please give her or him direction's .

              1. re: jpr54_1

                Penn Dutch has 2 locations

                delaware Chicken is located on corner of Stirling and
                St.Road 7(#441)

                1. re: jpr54_1

                  Did know about the 2 locations. Tell me does delaware chicken have ducks year round? cause I'm seeing a trip coming home in the near future,also saw on another blog that you recommened Capt Jims or Johns don't rightly remember the correct name is that seafood market as good as Casablanca? which is where I've always gone to.

                  1. re: mutti

                    I am not familiar with casablanca
                    Captain Jims

                    1. re: jpr54_1

                      I went on line and checked Capt Jim's out, turns out I have been there,must tell you even though I did like it, I prefer Casablanca, you really should check it out . www.casablancaseafood.com I used to go and was able to pick out my own fish and whatever else I wanted,majority of chef's go there .