Chelsea Market butcher shop Dickson’s Farmstand Meats sources its beef, lamb, pork, goat, and poultry from local New York farms that follow humanely raised, no-added-hormone standards. Each week, the staff breaks down five or six whole steers right on the premises. Best of all, Dickson’s can fill just about any custom order, be it for veal cheeks, pork jowl, or flavorful stock bones. This place is truly a cut above the rest. If you’re not in the market for butchery just now, don’t miss the sandwiches, which are stacked with house-made bacon, ham, charcuterie, and condiments. Curious about the abattoir lifestyle? Take one of the shop’s weekly classes — it’ll have you wielding a scimitar and breaking down some clean sirloins or chops in no time.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2014