Whether you’re looking for grass-fed beef, housemade sausages or some honest cold cuts, complete your Memorial Day cookout by stocking up on supplies from one of these Butcher Shops in Austin.
Salt & Time is east Austin’s most talked about butcher shop, restaurant and salumeria. They buy direct from Texas ranches and are happy to help you find whatever cut you need. They have a wide selection of housemade sausages, salumi and smoked meats. If you’re looking to top your burgers with cheese straight from the farm, you can find that as well.
Smokey Denmark is a family owned and operated processing and meat company that’s been in east Austin since 1964. They supply Austin’s Pizza with all of their meats so, chances are, you’ve sampled some of their goods without even knowing it! You can find hot links, beer brats, kielbasa, andouille, boudin and specialty sausages like weisswurst, hot gut and Czech-style. You can also purchase their pit-smoked meats, as well as hamburger patties and hot dogs. If you’d like to sample their pit-smoked meats, swing by the Smokey Food Truck at 3503 e. 5th St. Monday – Friday from 11 am – 2 pm.
A third-generation master of Texas meats, and well-renowned BBQ guru, John Mueller, has opened John Mueller Meat Co. in an attempt to bring the traditional-style butcher and smokehouse back to Austin. In addition to the amazing BBQ that you can get at Mueller’s, you can also pick up handcrafted sausages, artisan groceries, seasoned meats, homemade relishes and barbecue sauces. The shop is usually closed on Mondays, but they will be open Memorial Day!
Richardson Farms provide grass fed cattle, free range chickens and eggs and hormone-free and antibiotic-free products. Save yourself the 1-hour trip to the farm and get their meats at the following Farmer’s Markets:
- Triangle Market, Wednesdays 3 – 7 pm
- SFC Sunset Valley & Downtown Markets, Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
- Barton Creek Market, Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
- Lone Star Market, Sundays 10 am – 2 pm
You can also order their products online.
You’ll find everything you could possible need at Lee’s Meat Market. Get prepared foods like deviled eggs, twice baked potatoes, mac n’ cheese and pasta salad, as well as all of your cook out needs like beef tenderloin, fajita meat, chicken and pork. You can even grab some lunch to sample their products, served from 11 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday and 11 am – 1 pm on Saturday.
Johnny G’s Butcher Block in South Austin has all of your basic poultry, seafood, deli meats and cheeses as well as exotic meats like rabbit, roasting pigs, cabrito and tripe. You can customize an order to fit your needs and you can find rubs, sauces, salsas and condiments to make your cookout a success.
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