Best of Boston

BEST Butcher

1995 BEST Butcher

New England Meat Market


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 kebabs are out of this world. Don’t miss the honey-barbecue… read more»

1992 BEST Butcher

Sulmona Meat Market


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

1984 BEST Butcher

Sulmona Meat Market


Where’s the beef? Here, along with wonderful veal, pork, and rabbit. read more»

1982 BEST Butcher

John Dewar


Four years old, and becoming a legend. read more»

1981 BEST Butcher, Celebrity

Jack Savenor


Julia Child shops at Savenor’s Supermarket; so does much of the Harvard administration. Not a place to save money, however. 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 retail business at its 753 Beacon St., Newton, address. According… read more»