9 Specialty Butcher Shops to Try This Weekend

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

With warm weather’s arrival and holidays like Memorial Day coming up, it’s about time to fire up your grill. If you want to truly impress your friends and family with fine cuts of meat or the most delicious hamburger you’ve ever tasted, here are some STL butcher shops and markets to give you local, quality barbecues like never before.

Truffles Butchery photo courtesy of Whiskey and Soba.

Truffles Butchery photo courtesy of Whiskey and Soba.

Baumann’s Fine Meats
House-made artisanal sausages, beef jerky and personable customer service are what have been keeping this neighborhood market a favorite since 1946. Sauces, spices and wood chips are also on hand to provide a shorter trip and tastier meal. 8829 Manchester Road, Brentwood, 314.968.3080

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions
Chris and Abbie Bolyard’s shop is a staple for meats raised in Missouri pastures (without antibiotics or hormones) and are hand-cut with head butcher Chris’ masterful precision. Find the storefront board updated with what’s currently available, ranging from lamb to hamburgers and even beef tongue. 2810 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.2567

The Block
Straight from the restaurant’s local farmer, Chad, you can order whole and half hogs or check out The Block’s butcher counter for tender cuts of meat—from ribeye steaks to pork chops and summer sausages—to coat with one of their signature dry spice mixes . 146 West Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.918.7900; 33 N. Sarah St., Central West End, 314.535.5100

Don’s Meat Market
Tucked away in the Marine Villa neighborhood, Don’s specializes in fresh fish, chicken, beef pork and turkey as well as deli meats. There’s 33 different meat order combinations to truly give your cook-out a variety. Grocery items like potatoes and house barbecue sauces are available to complement your meal. 4012 S. Broadway, Marine Villa, 314.351.9938

Frandeka Meat Market
Expect to see lines forming at the historical Soulard Market spot on a busy Saturday as you wait for traditional meats or even some seemingly non-traditional items such as alligator or raccoon. 730 Carroll St., Soulard, 314.241.7743

Kenrick’s Meats & Catering
This spot has been providing for home parties and local restaurants since 1945. Grab a great deal on a meat package, get your whole pig for your luau or hire them for your next barbecue fundraiser. 4324 Weber Road, South County, 314.631.2440

LeGrand’s Market
Grass-fed, hormone-free beef from Rain Crow Ranch in Doniphan, Missouri, is just one of the many items behind the counter at this small market—known for its original Tom-Boy store sign—that’s been around since 1936. 4414 Donovan Ave., St. Louis Hills, 314.353.6128

The Smokehouse Market
The butcher masters next door to the award-winning Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield offer hand-cut veal, poultry, lamb while the Smoke House Master provides customers sausages, bacon and more. Be sure to browse the market’s imported goods, including cheeses and pastas. 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield 636.532.3314

Truffles Butchery
Next door to its sister restaurant, Truffles Butchery even has a Himalayan sea salt dry-aging room filled with giant cuts of meat hanging from the ceiling. Don’t forget to grab of the house made breads, marinades, sauces or oils available in the shop to accompany your meat selection. 9202 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.567.9100

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