What's for dinner? Pork secreto or cowboy steaks? Check out a few of my favorite butcher shops!



Avedano’s Holly Park Market:

Locally sourced, sustainable meats. I love their pork secreto which I discovered here; a hard to find cut of pork that is delicious & best seared since it’s a thin cut similar to flank steak.

They also have some small bags of produce & make tasty looking sandwiches.

Part of the butcher team/co-owners are women which is unique.

Located in super charming Bernal Heights

235 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

If you happen to be based in the UK, it can be purchased online, at Meat Me At Home website. (photo below from their website).

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Olivier’s Butchery:

Travel down the hill to Dogpatch & you will find Olivier’s Butcher with beautiful, freestanding fridges filled with amazing meaty delights.

Friends BBQ’d cowboy steaks for us purchased from Olivier’s.  They were outstanding along with being a ginormous piece of meat; easy to share with two if you’re feeling generous & a bit of a splurge at ~$45-50/each depending on weight.

Also available online at Snake River Farms along with many other selections (photo from their website).

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Fatted Calf:

Locations in Hayes Valley & Napa.

A small but nice selection of dry pastas, beans, olive oils, cheeses & wines including my favorite bubbly Brachetto d'Acqui.

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Highlights from the butcher are cured meats, marinated pork & beef cuts & amazing porchetta (a pork roast wrapped in skin for a chicharones effect once roasted; OMG getting so hungry!!).  They also have a pork terrine with chicharones mixed in, a perfect, decadent starter to the porchetta!

Pape’s Meat Market:

Based in Millbrae, an excellent source for high quality meats & seafood.  They also dry age meats in a beautiful display case & tasty marinated meats sealed in sous vide bags.  

There’s a Bacchus Wine Shop is also in the space which has a nice, small selection of unique red & white wines as well as a cheese fridge.

The butchers have been there for years & are super nice & knowledgeable.  A great neighborhood market.

To round out your dinner menu, visit Dean’s Produce market down the block.

In my research I came across Gambrel & Co., based in Redwood City.  I definitely need to make a visit.

Do you have any favorites that should be on this list?

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