The Butcher & Larder
Butcher Shop$$
Today 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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1026 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60642
1026 North Milwaukee AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60642
$$Butcher ShopToday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Meat shop specializing in sustainable whole animal butchery for sausages & sandwiches.- Google
"...ribs, any fresh sausages, pork liver pate (TO DIE!), bone marrow burgers."
4 reviewers
"My favorite butcher shop in town."
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Buck Wild
6 months ago
Having never been there I didn't know what to expect. The answer is expect greatness, because this shop has it in abundance. Extremely knowledgeable and attentive staff. Every product I saw was outstanding quality and super fresh. Enjoyed every morsel of a meat pie that was obviously made with TLC. Perfectly prepared and loaded with meat. If you pass up an opportunity to eat here please turn in your carnivore card.
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Ben Collins-Sussman
a year ago
The anonymous reviewer who said it was "overpriced" is simply ignorant: this is what real food costs. Real food raised on local farms, one animal at a time, as humanely as possible. No industrial assembly-line cranking out slime-filled "meat". Whole Foods certainly is a nice halfway point between real and industrial food, but it's still not as tasty. I've bought steaks and burgers from both Whole Foods and Butcher and Larder on the same day and the taste-test comparisons were really striking. This is what real food costs, but also what real food tastes like. I'm a repeat customer, and guests at my cookout have been repeatedly stunned at the quality of what I serve them. You get what you pay for, and you get to support a family business doing right by the world too.
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Tatiana Abramova
2 years ago
My favorite butcher shop in town. Period. No question. Where else can you buy an unusual cut of meat from a reputable farm and learn how to cook it and get lunch? Best place for any meat needs. Amazing pates and house made sausages. Not to be missed: actually...everything. My faves: Korean style ribs, any fresh sausages, pork liver pate (TO DIE!), bone marrow burgers... GO NOW!
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Jessica Theis
7 months ago
Awesome meat and great employees!
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Laurel Miltner
a year ago
Excellent cuts of meat and really interesting and tasty house-made sausages. Really nice folks, too. My only complaint is that depending on who you talk to, some employees aren't *quite* as knowledgeable as I'd like regarding types of cuts. But, they'll cut you anything you want if they have it, and take pre-orders. Prices are reasonable for the quality, and there's always a list of source farms. I go here for more "everyday" items, and Publican Quality Meats when I want something special.
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Megan Kiefer
a year ago
A great gem for the neighborhood, but a bit out of the way to get to for those not residing close or living off of the blue line. I trekked down here on my bike on a nice day, and hit up the store as they were opening for the day. I know it can get busy at peak times, so it was great to be the only patron in the store. Their menu consists of a giant chalkboard on the right wall once you walk in where they have marked if items are in stock or not. It is a bit of an overload if you're not prepared with what you want exactly, so I'd recommend taking a look at their website before coming in. They have a handful of unique items that aren't listed on the website, but that's a general rule of thumb. I decided to stick to their handmade sausages, and I was impressed with their wide offering. They had a Louisiana Hot Sauce Pork Sausage to a Red Wine Beef Sausage, and a bunch of items in between, making it difficult to choose. The staff was helpful in their recommendations on how to cook and pair these items. Next to the register their offerings of rilettes and other meat items caught my eye, making a great addition to my selection of items to take home. This place is a bit pricey ($10/per pound of sausage), but the quality is top notch. You definitely get what you pay for!
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Jennifer M.
a year ago
As a pleasant surprise on a Saturday morning a few friends brought me here for one of the best sandwiches I've had in recent memory. Walking in you just see a butcher shop but they also use the meat they source for a delicious Italian beef sandwich occasionally. Eating it standing up at their counter with a bottle of Coke was just the thing I needed to kill any hangover.
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Amy Ravit Korin
3 years ago
Saw an awesome feature on Rob & Allison Levitt at the Chicago Food Film Festival called "Sky Full of Bacon," and left with a new appreciation for farm fresh food, butchering and charcuterie. They are Chicago’s first sustainable, all whole animal butcher shop, and they get their meat from animals that are responsibly raised on small, Midwestern family farms. Go sustainability!