Fleisher's Grassfed and Organic Meats (Brooklyn, New York)
In September 2011, husband and wife team Josh and Jessica Applestone opened the Brooklyn offshoot of their trailblazing New York meat mecca, located upstate in Kingston. Josh is a reigning figurehead in the new butchering movement—a transformed vegetarian deeply committed to ethically-sourced meats, as well as a skilled professor of his craft. Teaching classes and schooling butchers and chefs alike, the famed Fleisher’s training program has spawned some of the best new-school butchers in the country (including Tom Mylan of the Meat Hook and a few members on this very list.)
Both the Kingston and the Park Slope locations offer only pasture-raised, antibiotic- and hormone free-animals from small local farms. Find common cuts showcased alongside more unusual offerings like beef knuckles, oxtail, and lamb’s neck, as well as a slew of housemade sausages, marrow bones, and a smoky beef-and-bacon grind optimal for burgers. 192 Fifth Ave between Berkley Pl and Union St, Brooklyn, NY (718-398-MOOO, fleishers.com).