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The original butchers — bouchiers — only slaughtered and sold goat meat (which is among the world’s most consumed meats), but these local butchers sell much more than that and they are repositories of information about our food, specific cuts of meat, its qualities and how to best prepare it.
They are a wealth of information — as well as meaty deliciousness — so give them your support.
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Victoria Street Market
1575 Victoria St. N, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E6
A full range of meat cuts — and a “dry-aging room” as well.
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Charles Quality Meats
St Jacobs Market
The Lobrutto brothers have among the very best lamb in the Region.
200 Highland Rd. W, Kitchener, ON N2M 3C2
Located on Highland near Belmont Avenue.
8-465 Phillip St., Waterloo, ON N2L 6C7
Located in Waterloo just a few blocks from the University of Waterloo. A great butcher — and a great Man U football fan too — Brady can tell you a lot about meats he carries from near and far.
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Ammar Halal Meats
315 Lancaster St. W, Kitchener, ON N2H 4V4
On Lancaster near Kypreos and Public restaurants.
150 Caroline St. S, Waterloo, ON N2L 0A5
Matt and the gang are located inside Vincenzo’s in the Bauer Buildings in this “mid-town” marche, King and Allen street area. Matt is a Stratford Chefs School grad, incidentally.
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The Healthy Butcher
25 Bruce St., Kitchener, ON N2B 1Y4
Talk to Luke and his staff; they are butchering away tastily at The Healthy Haven, overlooking the expressway near Victoria Street. Like our other butchers, they are purveyors of a wide range of locally raised and healthy meats.