Some things are better when they’re new but most things just have that irreplaceable charm when they’re old, like these classic New York City butcher shops. NYC was once filled with meat markets on almost every corner, however, today only a handful remain and we’re lucky that they do. With authentic butchery techniques that are more than half a century old, quality meats and shop locations around the boroughs, there is no doubt that New Yorkers are continuing to support family owned businesses.
13. Karl Ehmer
Located at 185-24 Horace Harding Expressway, this Queens butcher shop has been in business since 1932. Specializing in European and German style products, Karl Ehmer’s stays loyal to an old fashion style of butchery. Connie, a butcher at Ehmer’s since 1964 said that the quality and taste of the products are in part contributed to a blend of specialty spices. Products range from chicken to lamb to spiced meats and even wursts. Karl Ehmer’s is open seven days a week from 7:30am to 6:00pm.