Thursday, June 6, 2013

Local Dish: Quality Butchers Serve Garwood on North Ave and Nearby

The names read like an all-star list, that is, if the all-star team you were fielding was a totally awesome meat-centric powerhouse: Perrotti's Quality Meats, Benvenuti Specialties, Al's Prime Meats, and the Butcher Block.

These shops are the real deal when it comes to quality beef, veal, pork, chicken and deli items. And unlike the local super market chains the meat does not come on a sickly looking pieces of white Styrofoam. Local meat markets are typically locally owned (and those in the Garwood area are) and when its comes to these four the product is far superior than what's available from the chains. A little farther away, and definitely worth the drive for special occasions, John's Meat Market in Scotch Plains is a nearby favorite as well.


512 North Ave, Garwood, NJ ‎
(908) 389-9999
Category: Meat-retail
LOCAL DISH: You come here for the sausage and for speciality Italian items like prosciutto!

Al's Prime Meats, Deli and Pizza  
345 North Ave, Garwood, NJ ‎
(908) 789-2770
Category: Sandwich Shop
LOCAL DISH: Good luck trying to find a better roast beef sandwich in Union County!


Perrotti's Quality Meats  
23 S Union Ave, Cranford, NJ ‎
(908) 272-4980 ‎
Category: Meat-retail
LOCAL DISH: You're making meatballs? Their mix is perfection!

Butcher Block  
209 Centennial Ave, Cranford, NJ ‎
(908) 276-0587 ‎
Category: Meat-retail
LOCAL DISH: Two words: Rotisserie Chicken!

John's Meat Market
389 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ ‎
(908) 322-7126
Category: Meat-retail
LOCAL DISH: This is the Lobel's of New Jersey! Don't know what that means- you should probably stick to meat case at the chains.

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