Best of Boston


1996 BEST Meat, Smoked Fish and Sausage

Berezka International Food Store


Dozens of smoked fish, from sturgeon and herring to all kinds of smoked salmon. And more than one hundred sausages, boiled, hard-smoked, and German-style and French-style, from Hungary and Canada. read more»

1996 BEST Meat, Roast Duck

Bo Shek


The meat is moist, the skin crispy, and the flavor so fine. The Chinese roast duck, seasoned with star anise and other spices, is finger-licking good. read more»

1995 BEST Meat, Chicken Sausage

Nappi’s Market


Choose from Pesto, Marsala and Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato and Triple Sec, and Roasted Bell Pepper—you’ll never go back to pork. read more»

1995 BEST Meat, Corned Beef

American Kosher Products


Lean, flavorful, with barely a hint of saltiness, this firm’s corned beef is good enough to tempt a vegetarian. You can get it here—at the warehouse where it’s made—or in Brookline at Rubins or The Butcherie. read more»

1989 BEST Meat

John Dewar’s and Company

Newton Center

Everything at Dewar’s is the prime of prime. And if you ever need poussin in a pinch, this is the place to go. All the best chefs in Boston do. read more»

1988 BEST Meat

John Dewar’s

Newton Center

Follow Boston’s Best chefs, both professional and amateur, to Dewar’s. read more»

1984 BEST Meat, Best Use of Cow

Hilltop Steak House


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1983 BEST Meat, Barbecued Chicken

Alter Brother’s Kosher Meat Market


A real chicken market, where the barbecuing goes on all day. read more»

1982 BEST Meat, Veal

Salbone’s Veal’N Vintage

East Boston

Delicate and fresh. read more»

1982 BEST Meat, Peking Duck



Another in the emergence of Chinese cooking on the Charles. You can order a half-duck as well as a whole one here. read more»