Why go to a butcher shop?

Have you ever stoped to think about the reason why so many people still prefer to go to a butcher shop? In this fast paced world we live in, we have a tendency to look for the easiest, more simplified way of shopping. Nothing wrong with that. However, in doing so, we should also analyze the following question: am I really saving money and getting the best quality product I could get?



Here’s the thing: when shopping for meat, going to your butcher shop can save you money and will ensure you eat well from cuts of meat you simply can’t find at your mainstream market, unless the butcher shop is also at the supermarket. This is the reason why we are also at Nofrills locations. Journalist Florence Fabricant wrote once in The New York Times that “buying some pork or most other meats is not as simple or as cheap as picking out an apple. Do not tweet your friends for advice; consult the butcher.” You miss out on a lot by strolling into the grocery store and picking up a styrofoam tray of meat. Why is that? Well, your serving sizes are really based on how the meat will be trimmed, and how you plan to cook the meat also determines the cut. In other words, you need to talk to the butcher and present your cooking ideas. Let’s say that what you are looking for is not available. No worries. The butcher will be able to offer you an alternative.



So, if you haven’t done so yet, start planning your meals and bring your recipes or ideas to your butcher shop. You will be surprised at how much information you can get and how happy you will be with the meat you will be serving on your meals – not to mention your family’s and friends’ satisfaction. Let’s face it: butchers deal with meat all day long and LOVE talking about it.


Pavão Meats is your butcher shop! We are always glad to serve you with a smile!

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