There has been a movement in the last several years in the United States away from processed, preserved foods to fresh food. While the mainstream focus seems to have been on fruits and vegetables, the spillover effect has been to the benefit of fresh meat shops, or butcher shops. And it can hardly be a surprise that a place formerly known as Porkopolis for its abundance of fresh pork and meat packing plants has several great butcher shops within its confines.
Stehlin’s Meat Market
Located just north of I-275 on Colerain Avenue, Stehlin’s Meat Market is a full-service butcher shop. Like most of the shops on this list, they are family owned and know a lot of their customers on a first name basis. What puts Stehlins a cut above, so to speak, is that their butcher facility is on site, and they cut their own meat from local livestock weekly.
10134 Colerain Ave. at I-275
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Store Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Langen Meats and Wines
In the western suburb of White Oak lies this fantastic butcher shop. Langen Meats and Wines specializes in custom orders superior customer service, and thats why the customers love the place. Whether its red meat, white meat, ham or turkey, Langen has it all covered. And if the name didn’t give it away, they also have a decent selection of wine too!
5855 Cheviot Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45247
Sotre Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Wassler has been a staple on the west side of Cincinnati since 1894. They provide wholesale meats to large-scale customers such as restaurants and bars, yet they can still cater to the little guy as well. They also make their own sausage in-house and that includes goetta, a Cincinnati original.
4300 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Sat: 7:00am -5:00pm
All of these butcher shops are accessible by public transportation, which in Cincinnati means the Metro bus, and they all have an abundance of parking available. So eat fresh and be sure to visit one of these shops soon.