Hays Take On: St. Paul Meat Shop

This week we change things up a bit and visit one of our favorite shopping spots for some great meats, cheeses, and more, but don’t worry, there’s still a menu of great food and snacks for us to review. The St. Paul Meat Shop is one of our all time favorite local butchers/grocery stops that also happens to be part of the France 44 family, with a great selection and friendly staff, you’ll find everything you need and more!

The Place

St. Paul Meat Shop is located just off of Grand Ave in West St. Paul nestled into a small line of shops and restaurants, including our friends over at Grand Catch! There are parking spots out front as well as 7 in the back just off of the alleyway! Inside you’ll walk right towards the counter and notice the enormous selection of meats. Behind the counter you’ll notice all of the prep tools, scales, and more that will be used to prepare whatever you may choose in the exact amount and style you want! You’ll also notice a few large chalkboards that have options organized by type of meat and have notes on which are currently available, so you know exactly what all of your options are! On the other side there’s a great selection of cheese, breads, and other small grocery items you may need to accompany your meat selections and make your meal complete!

    

The Product

There are TONS of options when it comes to meat selection here, including chicken, pork, beef, and so much more. They have a huge variety of sausages as well as pre-seasoned options of different cuts of meat that help take out some of the preparation of cooking! Don’t be afraid to ask questions or try something new, their staff are extremely knowledgable in both their product as well as how to prepare what they offer. However, since everyone likes their food cooked differently, we won’t review every option they have, but instead will go over their sandwich menu that’s available, that gives you a little taste of what you’re buying while for before or after you shop! All of their sandwiches come on your choice of Rose St rye, baguette, or Baker’s Field Good ‘which bread as well as come with some of their best meat and cheese slices. Some of our favorites include the Chacarero, which has delicious roasted pork stacked up on comté cheese as well as hidden green beans in the bottom of the sandwich and an incredible chimchurri that’s spread on the top and bottom pieces of bread to give you tons of flavor. Their Rueben is another great choice with stacked pastrami, raclette, classic kraut, and an outstanding Russian dressing. They also have delicious brats available in a classic, cheesy, or beer flavor with mustard and kraut and a warm bun!

    

The Take

St. Paul Meat Shop is a go to option for all of your meat and cheese options and more! With lots of incredible options, a knowledgable staff, and great sandwiches, you’ll be able to fill your stomach and leave with the ingredients to fill it up again!

 

For more, check them out here: http://www.stpaulmeatshop.com

Or try for yourself at: 1674 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

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