Don’t skimp on your holiday meals this year. Check out one of Chicago’s best butcher shops for the choicest cuts of meat, fresh poultry, pastries and more. You’re sure to find everything you need and probably a new favorite dish or two.
It doesn’t get much more old school than Gepperth’s. Though located in the now-trendy Lincoln Park, the Gepperth brothers opened shop in 1906. They sold it to the Demkes in 1981, but it’s remained a family business through and through. Head butcher Otto Demke has been cutting meat for more than 50 years, so you know your order is in capable hands. Fresh poultry, beef, sausage, pork, lamb, and veal are all available six days a week.