Best of Boston

1998 Best Supermarket, Kosher

The Butcherie

This butcher shop in the Harvard Street borscht belt has been refurbished and expanded since news got around that kosher preparation of chicken and other food was physically, as well as spiritually, healthful. But the aisles are still clogged with elderly women arguing the respective merits of the whitefish and pastrami, and now there’s a bigger-than-ever selection of homemade prepared knishes, matzo ball soup, and other quality kosher foods for take-out.

428 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-247-9001,