Miami’s year-round great weather makes it prime for a consistent stream of BBQs with family and friends. And if anyone’s ever hosted a BBQ or attended one, you’ll know that the grill master takes their meat very seriously. Luckily for them, Miami is actually filled with great options for sourcing good quality meat. So here are some trust-worthy butchers for you to support the next time you want to fire up that grill.
Babe Froman, like many now-classic Miami eateries, began as a crowd-favorite farmer’s market pop-up with juicy meats and cooked cuisine. Now, Babe’s got his own meat counter where you can buy cuts or deli goodies just the way you like it. This spot isn’t just for Kendall locals, the quality meat and prepared sandwiches draws fans from miles around.
Address: 9216 SW 156th St, Miami, FL 33157
Located in the heart of Wynwood, The Butcher Shop is the perfect place to head for an outdoor hang. Well known for their bottomless brunch, artisanal meats and gourmet burgers, this father-son restaurant will wow you. Its welcoming atmosphere and outdoor seating provides a relaxing space to enjoy your meal.
Address: 165 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
After successful pop-ups around town, Meat N’Bone developed an online butcher shop specializing in unique products. Items like venison and tomahawk, things that aren’t easy to find at just any meat retailer, became their bread and butter. With several shops around South Florida, and an increasing demand for more wagyu, their specialization is obvious.
Address: 2267 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
This family-owned and operated butcher has been serving up great cuts since 1998 out of the historic Overtown neighborhood. La Meat Store carries a full line of fresh and frozen poultry, pork, beef, deli, smoked meats and fish. What sets them aside from some of the others on this list is their commitment to fair pricing so that good quality food can be available to all.
Address: 1451 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
On the other side of the spectrum, Proper Sausages focuses on a more upscale approach to cutting and serving meat. This artisanal meat market in Miami Shores quickly became a beloved favorite around town by forging partnerships with some of the city’s most popular chefs and restaurants. Now, their brick & mortar is packed with regulars looking to get their hands on beef, pork, and specialty cured products.
Address: 9722 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138
For true meat lovers, some of the best cuts are not local to the region–let alone the country–and Uruguayan beef is rated some of the best and freshest in the world. Gourmeat specializes in the Latin American country’s meat market, bringing their top-tier selections stateside and into our backyard.
Address: 1312 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
Right around Tropical Park and nearby Lincoln’s Beard Brewing is a collection of warehouses where plenty of treasures are left to behold. Among them is Josh’s Premium Meats, a great one-stop-shop for wagyu and other premium meats. Pass by for high quality beef–from brisket to strip, poultry, pork, sausages and so much more.
Address: 4631 SW 75th Ave, Miami, FL 33155
Some of the best hidden treasures don’t even have a website to their name, you just have to trust–and Johnny Jones is one of those jewels. This small storefront butcher is a beloved mom-and-pop out in Kendall that specializes in Argentinean cuts, gourmet market, items, and homemade delicacies like their mouth-watering empanadas.
Address: 9891 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33176
The local love for Gaucho Ranch has been happening for quite some time. Not just because their event pop-ups usually saw long lines, or because their partnership with restaurants like Uptown 66 are delicious, but because the quality of their meats is hard to beat. You can order your goodies online or head to their commissary and pick them out in person.
Address: 7201 NE 4th Ave Loft 101, Miami, FL 33138
Cover photo by Alex McKenzie, Gaucho Ranch.