Passion for Pork

4 Meat Counters to Head to for Pork in Calgary

Dan Clapson - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sure, you can always find a good deal at most large chain grocery stores any day of the week, but if you’re looking for a specific cut or some cooking advice, it’s always good to have a reliable butcher to go to. Here is a list of some great meat counters around Calgary to help you find success while cooking in the kitchen!

1. Second to None Meats

With two locations – one in the south and one in Mission – this shop offers a great variety of pork cuts, not to mention other delicious pork items like peameal bacon, smoked bratwurst, smoked bone-in ham and much, much more.

2. Sanagan’s Meat Locker

Located on Kensington Road, Sanagan’s is a great central place to grab a variety of meat cuts, as well as custom cuts of pork. West Hillhurst and Sunnyside residents are only a hop, skip and a jump away from this little spot!

3. Calgary Co-op Midtown Market

Ok, so not actually a butcher shop, but worth mentioning nonetheless. Like any grocery store, lay-out and sizes vary by their location in the city, but their downtown location on 11th Avenue and 11th Street, has a beautiful selection of meats. The butchers are knowledgeable and helpful. If you’re going to shop at a chain grocery store, this Co-op should be your stop.

4. Bon Ton Meat Market

This award winning butcher shop in Calgary’s northwest, located close to The Keg just off of 16th Ave NW and Shaganappi Trail, has a longstanding reputation for quality and knowledge. Whether you’re coming by for a pork chop or a couple racks of ribs, Bon Ton will make sure to send you off with only the best!