9. Staubitz Market is arguably the oldest butcher shop in NYC

Staubitz Market in Cobble Hill
Staubitz Market

Staubitz Market is a butcher store that opened in 1917. It is arguably the oldest butcher shop in New York (and its website claims it is). Staubitz is located at the intersection of Court and Warren Street in Cobble Hill. Established by John Staubitz, the shop has been in the McFadden family for over 50 years, maintaining “the old-fashioned warmth of sawdust-strewn floors as well as many other original features from the turn of the century.”

Since the butcher’s start, every piece of meat was hand-selected and trimmed by hand using tools that have been passed on through the generations. Specialty items have included exotic meats and wild game, and many original features have been preserved, including the screen door, ornamented tin ceiling, and antique cashier booths. In addition to a butchery, Staubitz also functions as a charcuterie, fromagerie, and pantry, offering oils and pasta in addition to over 50 cheeses.