Butcher shops offer the ideal experience when purchasing your meats. Unlike most grocery stores, you can rest assured that the butcher cuts are fresh, and of course the flexibility of being able to have a cut made especially for you! With grass-fed beef on the rise as well, quite a few butchers are accommodating to this demand. Contrary to popular belief, grass-fed meat is flavorful and tender; it’s all in how you prepare it! So next time you go beef hunting, try out one of these local butcher shops.
What’s Your Beef? (Charlotte, NC)
‘What’s Your Beef?’ is the ideal meat market. They offer such a wide variety of meats and cuts, but the quality of their meat is what makes them stand out in the competition. Their meat is delicious, affordable, and grass-fed. They offer pasture raised beef, chicken, pork, veal and more; all in an old-school style butcher shop atmosphere. Not only do they have prices that won’t put a dent in your wallet (which is always a good thing!), but you can also make purchases online! You can check them out here.
Olde World Meat Market (Winston Salem, NC)
With a very clean and neat atmosphere, this shop also offers quite a selection of meats. In addition to beef, chicken, and like products they also offer seafood! Decently priced, this is one of the nicest and most affordable butcher shops in the Winston Salem area. You can click here to browse their selection.
Foothills Local Meat Butcher (Black Mountain, NC)
Foothills is located in the quaint village of Old Fort, NC. They are a small family farm specializing in solely pasture-raised meats. Fortunately they have a butcher shop located in Black Mountain, NC where you can go to purchase meats, grass-fed milk, butter, eggs, cheese, and yogurt. Their butcher shop is open every day except for Monday. For more information regarding hours and location, click here.
New York Butcher (Greensboro, NC)
I have heard nothing but good things about this butcher shop, so I definitely recommend it to anyone in the Greensboro area. The hype is all about their meat quality, and many people consider their meats to unmatched in taste. They also have shops all throughout North America, so they have quite a reputation behind them.
Whole Foods (Winston Salem, NC & Raleigh, NC)
Though most people don’t consider Whole Foods’ meat section to be a butcher shop, I must disagree. You can ask for specific or fresh cuts almost any time, and if you want a specific size, or off-meats like liver and bones, you can find those here as well. They also have a wide selection of grass-fed and pastured meats; and all their products are healthy and humane!
Triad Meat (Greensboro, NC)
What stood out most to me for Triad Meat was their pasture-raised pork! With the demand for pasture raised meats being on the rise, now is a good time to start producing such products. In addition, they have antibiotic and hormone free meats for purchase.