Best Butcher in Boston

2015 Best Butcher

Savenor’s Cambridge

Cambridge

Last year, the Cambridge location of this family-owned butcher shop got a facelift. The brighter storefront with local-produce and prepared-foods sections is sure to win over shoppers searching for exotic…Read More

2014 Best Butcher

M.F. Dulock

Somerville

There are gems for meat eaters of every stripe at this Somerville shop: owner Michael Dulock’s expert cuts of New England—sourced, pasture-raised lamb, pork, and beef for steadfast locavores; a…Read More

2013 Best Butcher

M. F. Dulock

Somerville

Anatomy of a Winner:
Whether you’re shopping for an elegant dinner party or a simple weeknight meal, you’re sure to find a bevy of options at this Somerville meat specialist. That’s…Read More

2012 Best Butcher

Savenor’s

Boston

A selection of fresh meat and a knowledgeable staff are all you really need to get your carnivore on. Unless, that is, you’ve been spoiled by Savenor’s Cambridge location, where…Read More

2011 Best Butcher

Savenor’s

Cambridge

The exotics section—black bear, kangaroo, rattlesnak—may score all the novelty points, but it’s the top quality of the more-conventional meats at this family-run business that has won the dedication of…Read More

2009 Best Butcher

Savenor’s

Cambridge

Boston has become a bona fide haven for conscientious carnivores, what with Whole Foods boasting displays packed with New England meats and Lionette’s Market touting pork from central Massachusetts and…Read More

2009 Best Butcher

Savenor’s

Boston

Boston has become a bona fide haven for conscientious carnivores, what with Whole Foods boasting displays packed with New England meats and Lionette’s Market touting pork from central Massachusetts and…Read More

2007 Best Butcher

Savenor’s

Boston

Julia Child loved Savenor’s because it offered the finest cuts and good advice on what to do with them. The same holds true today, whether you seek lamb, prime beef,…Read More

1998 Best Butcher

John Dewer & Co.

Newton Center

Cognoscenti (including top chefs) admit that it’s impossible to buy better meat anywhere in the city. Great cuts, fair prices (for the extraordinary quality you get), and straight talk about…Read More

1997 Best Butcher

John Dewar and Company

Newton Centre

Recommended by Julia Child and practically every other chef in Boston, this is the place to purchase the tastiest tenderloin, the juiciest goose, and the finest pheasant in town…Read More

1995 Best Butcher

New England Meat Market

Cambridge

Although this 76-year-old market’s specialty is lamb, its poultry and cuts of beef, pork, and veal are also top-notch. A third of the business is marinated meats, and the lamb…Read More

1979 Best Butcher

Fred Donovan and John Dewar

The John Dewar & Company operation has been in business only since October, but already its commercial clients include Front Street, the Hermitage, and Jason’s. The Dewar company also encourages…Read More

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