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2019 Butcher
Editors’ Choice(Tie)

The Modern Butcher


With a devotion to locally sourced, pasture-raised meat, The Modern Butcher has gained a dedicated following since opening earlier this year. This whole-animal butchery is your source for nose-to-tail meaty goodness of all kinds, from aged ribeye steaks to duck fat to homemade chicken bone broth. Also check out their homemade sausages in creative (and yummy!) flavors like Korean spicy pork and maple bacon donut, as well as fresh pastas, a sandwich of the day, gorgeous charcuterie platters, and more.

226 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-465-6500,


Tendercrop Farm


Tendercrop Farm is here to give your weekly grocery store stop a run for its money. Topping the long list of reasons why are offerings like farm-fresh beef, chicken, turkey, and pork, not to mention house-made bacon, roasted chickens, and ready-for-your-table meat pies, sausage, and sliced turkey and ham. And if a pig roast is on your summer party schedule, head to Tendercrop, too; it’s offering pigs for pickup at all three of its locations.

108 High Rd., Newbury, 978-462-6972,

Readers’ Choice

Butcher Boy Market

North Andover

Find expert butchers and exceptional cuts of meat plus ready-to-cook marinated meats, sausages, and more.

1077 Osgood St., North Andover, 978-688-1511,

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