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You might think the butcher shop is just for when you’re picking up raw meat to cook at home, but you can find so much more there. Between fresh, handmade sausages, delicious cheeses, deli meats and side items, the butcher shop is probably the store you overlook the most when preparing to make a meal.
Whether you’re looking for the best meat in town, or just want to support locals while picking up something to toss on the barbeque, the butcher shop is your one-stop shop for all things meat.
If you’re wondering where to start on your journey to high-quality meats, or you just want to see if your favourite shop made the cut, we’ve got the three best stores in town for you below, as voted for by you and brought to you by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union.
If you’re looking for first-class meats, Summit Gourmet Meats is the place to get them.
This local shop has a huge selection of beef, poultry, fish and pork products including burgers, sausage, kabobs and more.
The best part? They source their meats from reputable providers, so you know you’re always getting the highest quality products available.
All of the offerings are placed expertly in their beautiful display case, so if you don’t come in with a mission in mind, you’ll probably end up with a few other things you didn’t know you wanted in your bag.
Some of the non-meat items you can pick up are yummy Ukrainian Borscht and split pea soups made in Porty Moody, Katrina’s perogies that are GMO-free and handmade right here in Kamloops, and of course the essentials like BBQ sauce and rubs.
If you want to check out our bronze medal winner, you can find them at 1180 Columbia St W in the Summit Shopping Centre.
Widely known as the best deli in town, the owners of Gary’s European Sausage & Deli have been serving our community for over 38 years with their exceptional sausage, custom sausage making and delicious deli foods.
As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with the smokey smell of their amazing food, and then the real fun begins.
Between the beef jerky, large array of sausages, deli meats, cheeses and everything else in between, you’re going to find whatever you need and more. They also offer self-serve freezer selections for those days when you’re shopping to stock your freezer.
They also offer freezer packs for those who want to enjoy these tasty selections, but would rather pick it all up at once and store it away than spend hours perusing their incredible selection.
If you’re ready to pick up some fabulous meats, cheeses and grocery items from this amazing Kamloops business, head over to 10 - 750 Fortune Dr in the Fortune Shopping Centre.
Our gold medal winner is a local shop that serves fare that is all local and made in-house!
The jerky here is second to none, but the charcuterie really takes the spotlight. Their cured meats and seasonal cheeses are beautifully and exceptionally placed, elevating the experience of the flavours even higher.
You can buy bulk packs if you’re looking to stock up for the month, or you can take your time and pick out what you need for dinner tonight.
They also accept your wild game meat for custom processing. The staff are passionate hunters themselves, so they genuinely enjoy turning your well-fought wild harvest meats into delicious food. You know your yield will be well looked after by the folks at Chop N Block.
If you’re ready to pick up dinner or charcuterie for your next get-together, you can find our gold medal winner at 1415 Hillside Dr.
To see the rest of the winners, click here.