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The 5 Best Butchers in Chicago

Carl Sandburg famously called Chicago the "hog butcher to the world" and grilling season has arrived in Chicago. The Meatpacking District may be a shadow of its former self but these butchers still know how to please your inner carnivore. Visit them for your favorite sausages and chops, and discover parts of the cow or pig that are just as tasty.

1. Olympia Meats


Where: 810 W Randolph

What to expect: You’ll find more cuts of red meat than you’ll know how to cook at this family-owned Randolph Street mainstay. Olympia makes its own sausages, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the prices are among the cheapest in town. This place also stocks plenty of poultry, if you’re in the mood for beer can chicken.

Nearby developments: The Randolph Street restaurant district is spitting distance from some of the most anticipated developments in the West Loop particularly 1K Fulton, the future Google Chicago HQ.

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