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The Meat House: Gourmet Shopping Experience for Premium Meat
Are you always on the lookout for the perfect cut of meat? While any grocery store that you visit is likely to offer a selection of meat items, purchasing from a large selection of pre-packaged meats from a huge freezer case isn’t quite the same as shopping at butcher shop where you know the meat you are buying was freshly cut be an expert butcher. If you live in one of the areas where there is a “The Meat House” neighborhood butcher store, you don’t have to look very far to find just that – and much more.
About The Meat House
The Meat house is a unique chain of upscale butcher shops that is relatively small but growing. The store began in New Hampshire in 2003, when it was founded by Justin Rosberg and Jason Parent and has expanded to several other states.
Shopping at The Meat House
Shopping at The Meat House isn’t like going to a supermarket. The company’s mission is “to provide unparalleled hospitality in a 10 minute shopping experience”. The Meat House, of course, specializes in premium meat, but also offers many other items of interest to home cooks who want to provide delicious meals for their families.
At The Meat House, you’ll find expertly butchered cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry and exotic meats, as well as staff members who can provide you with tips, ideas and suggestions for cooking your purchases. The Meat House website also includes a selection of recipes and meal suggestions.
The store also carries a selection of fresh produce, fine cheeses, prepared side dishes, marinades, seasonings and Boar’s Head deli products. Additional offerings include breads, desserts, pastries and more. Some locations also carry a wide array of beer and wine offerings. At least 20 percent of the items offered at each location are sourced locally.
The Meat House Locations
As of April of 2011, there are more than 25 locations spread out over eight states. States that are home to one or more The Meat House Stores include California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Texas.
See the locations page on the company’s website for a complete current list of store locations. Franchises are available, so the store will likely expand to many other cities and states in the future.
The Meat House Shopping Experience
Have you had an opportunity to shop at a The Meat House butcher shop? If so, feel free to share your experiences with other readers in the comments section below.