Best of Boston

Best Butcher

2017 Best Butcher

Savenor’s Cambridge

Cambridge
“What’s for dinner?” Ask that question to the butchers at this family-owned nose-to-tail institution, and you’ll get plenty of inspiration. Perhaps they could butterfly a […] read more»
2016 Best Butcher

M. F. Dulock

Somerville
Walk into this shop on a Saturday and you’re likely to run into dining-scene bigwigs like Shepard co-owner René Becker probing for tips on aging […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1998 Best Butcher

John Dewar & Co.

Newton Centre
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1992 Best Butcher

Sulmona Meat Market

Boston
For veal, lamb, and especially pork, this is the source. And don’t miss the pancetta. read more»
1982 Best Butcher

John Dewar

Newton
Four years old, and becoming a legend. read more»
1981 Best Butcher, Celebrity

Jack Savenor

Cambridge
Julia Child shops at Savenor’s Supermarket; so does much of the Harvard administration. Not a place to save money, however. read more»