Meat hanging in a butcher shop

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. New York City 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.

1. Los Paisanos

Los Paisanos

Open since 1960 and in the heart of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, Los Paisanos is fully stocked with beef, poultry, sausage, exotic meats, and a complete deli section. Many of the beef, chicken, and pork items are 100% certified organic, and for anyone that is feeling somewhat daring, alligator, antelope and even rattlesnake are available for purchase. Los Paisanos is located at 162 Smith Street and is open seven days a week and as an added bonus…they deliver and cater!