Food - Drink
Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Meat At A Grocery Store
The debate on the best place to buy meat remains relevant. It is a fact that meat from supermarkets is priced lower than those in butcher shops, but there are other pros and cons to purchasing meat from either establishment.
While there is no doubt purchasing grocery store meat saves money, there are options to stretch the dollar at a local butcher. Choose to buy meat in larger quantities and freeze the excess by vacuum-sealing the cuts, or simply purchase less expensive cuts such as chicken.
Butchers typically source their meat locally to guarantee freshness and are likely buying grass-fed or free-range options, which can be significantly tastier and healthier. Supermarket meat is likely factory-farmed and potentially less sustainable and healthy, the shipping process can be much longer, with less variety in cuts and limited organic choices.