Best of Bergen County Butchers

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With BBQ season in full swing, you’re likely on the hunt for a fresh and tasty piece of meat to sink your teeth into. Before hitting up your local supermarket, head to one of Bergen County’s butchers, which offer huge selections of fresh meat and customized cuts to satisfy your needs. Plus, supporting local business is always a good thing. We rounded up some of the best butchers around Bergen County that made the cut.


Anthony’s Oradell Prime Meats Market Carrying only high-quality prime meats including fresh, antibiotic-free poultry from Goffle Farms and beef such as filet mignon and NY strips, this meat market is a go-to when it comes to meat-ing your cooking needs. Marinated kabobs for grilling as well as other options like ravioli and stuffed shells are also available. And look out for their Butcher Boxes coming soon. 302 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201-261-3196 


Basci Mediterranean Food and Halal Meat Market For all of your Turkish and Mediterranean needs, with top-notch customer service, you’ll find a friend in Basci. Their basic meat selection is high-quality, fresh cuts, plus they offer gourmet Mediterranean-style meats such as sucuk (sausage), Turkish breads, kasseri cheese and organic produce. 185 Anderson Ave., Fairview, 201-941-1181


B&M Meat Market Proving that you don’t need to sit down at a fancy restaurant to experience fine dining, B&M offers a wide range of catered foods, prepared meals, and for the chef, gourmet red meats and natural poultry. The butcher services offer the highest-quality fresh meats, which are custom cut and can be served with a variety of instructions for the perfect meal sure to win compliments. Visit their new location opening down the street in The James Park Ridge soon. 192 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201-391-4373


Karl Ehmer Quality Meats For the sausage and smoked meat lover, Karl Ehmer prepares MSG-, nut-, and gluten-free meat products. Try their bacon-wrapped filet, aged T-bone and holiday specials, or stop by before your BBQ for the freshest burgers, sausages or smoked ribs. 120 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201-664-1477


Kocher’s Market Check out the meat case at Kocher’s for fresh cuts of high-quality meats, all of which are hand trimmed and ground daily. Poultry, veal, pork chops and hams are all organic and antibiotic-free, and can be custom-cut to your liking. Or, grab a pre-cut selection from their grab-and-go refrigerated section. While you’re there, dig into their specialty – jalapeno and cheddar hot dog. 634 Bergen Blvd., Ridgefield, 201-945-7086



Luigi Meats This old-fashioned butcher shop houses an extensive selection of organic chicken, pork, prime beef, kabobs, sausage, lamb and so much more, as well as imported cheeses and prepared meals. Meats can be prepared and seasoned to make cooking a breeze. Luigi’s also offers prepared sandwiches, salads, wraps and platters for hungry customers. 261 Valley Blvd., Wood-Ridge, 201-933-0105


Piast Meats and Provisions With more than 100 varieties of homemade kielbasa, ham, bacon, cold cuts and artisan jerky, this Polish gourmet market is a one-stop shop for your summer barbeque needs. In fact, they offer a Summer BBQ Special which includes kielbasa, sausage, veal frankfurters and all the fixins’ from rolls to sauerkraut (and even an apron!) 800 River Dr., Garfield, 973-340-4722  


Steve’s Market Expect not only the freshest cut meat at this top Bergen County butcher, but personalized customer service to match. Their long list of high-quality meats and deli products include organic chicken, lamb chops, baby back ribs, veal cutlets and Peter Luger thick sliced bacon, as well as seasonal items such as BBQ pulled pork and jalapeno hot dogs. Also available on the menu are imported cheeses, fresh-baked breads and produce to top off your meal. 41 West Main St., Ramsey, 201-327-9466


Swiss Pork Store Don’t let the name deceive you – Swiss Pork Store’s menu goes well beyond pork products into a well-rounded meat market. Their offerings include steaks, chicken, pork, veal, lamb and turkey, plus homemade sausage, smoked meats and more. All meats are available for custom cuts and orders, and beef can be ground while you wait. 24-10 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, 201-797-9779


Westwood Prime Meats This butcher shop-meets-burger joint (at their connected Westwood Prime Eats space next door) serves high-quality meats by a knowledgeable butcher. Expect the finest and freshest cuts of poultry, beef, pork, veal and lamb, plus specials and seafood for all your grilling needs. Be sure to grab one of their juicy burgers next door during your visit. 190 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201-664-0069


Wyckoff Prime Meats Not only does Wyckoff Prime Meats have high-quality offerings of dry aged steaks, organic chicken, veal cutlets and more, they’re also ready to make your life simpler with their ready-to-cook choices, including apple stuffed center cut pork chop and ready-to-cook meatloaf. Or, order a cut of meat and request instructions with time, setting and other information, so even the most rookie of chefs will cook to perfection. 384 Main St., Wyckoff, 201-447-3340

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