With turkey on many of our minds this time of year, we thought it a better time than any to round up five local butcheries that are helping make Sacramento’s food scene a cut above the rest.
🥩 V. Miller Meats
4801 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This craft butchery — whose owner was once the lead chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu — offers pasture-raised beef, pork, and lamb, as well as fresh sausages and deli meats made the old-fashioned way with the seam technique. Pro tip: Call in to place your Thanksgiving turkey orders.
🥩 Taylor’s Market
2900 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The official headquarters of Team USA for the 2022 World Butcher’s Challenge is notable for its specialty cuts and in-house recipes, like its stuffed pork roast that dates back to 1962. Pro tip: Take one of its butchering classes.
🥩 Red Sea Food Market & Halal Meat
6968 65th St. E., Sacramento
Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Famous for the spices and snacks it imports from the Middle East, this market also provides a wide selection of halal goat, lamb, beef, and chicken.
🐟 Sunh Fish Company
1313 Broadway, Sacramento
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The leading distributor of fresh fish in the Sacramento region is your best bet for high-quality, sushi-grade fish.
🥩 Mad Butcher Meat Co.
6480 Florin Perkins Rd., Sacramento
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The family-owned shop is known for its hard-to-find cuts like A5 Wagyu beef and wholesale-priced meat packs (think: 5 lbs of New York steak for $41.99).