A locally-focused butcher shop and restaurant, Dai Due offers an “exquisite cuisine and homey yet elegant ambiance” in Austin, Texas. Their classic, old-school butcher shop offers a “nice selection of traditional cuts” from whole animals sourced from their ranching partners. They have grassfed beef, pastured pork, feral hog, free-roaming venison, goat, lamb, fresh chicken, quail and more, “all hand-cut by their skilled butchers.” Dau Due also have traditional sausages and charcuterie that pay homage to their “German, Mexican and Cajun roots.” From fresh breakfast sausages to smoked sausages to terrines and pates, their Butcher Shop is a great place to forage a weekday meal for family, a parrillada for dozens of friends, a dinner party, or the fixings for a simple lunch.
Dai Due takes great pride in serving fresh food made with ingredients that are produced in a fair and equitable way, supporting local farmers and ranchers, and representing local culinary traditions. Incorporating only the freshest, natural produce from nearby farms and ranches as well as highlighting wines and beers from Texas, this restaurant is all about supporting its local community. It offers a frequently-changing menu, featuring appetizing starters like "spicy fried quail", wholesome sandwiches like "dry-aged wagyu double cheeseburger", small plates like "chicken liver mousse", flavorful entrees like "grilled garlic-marinated chicken", savory grilled meats like "pork porterhouse chop", and succulent desserts like "butterscotch pudding with candied pecans and whipped cream".
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Hudson Meat Market is a smoked-meat shop offering a variety of fresh, “flavor-packed sausage, exotic game, and artisanal smoked meats” that are consistently outstanding for more than 50 years. They are best known for their “Smoky Ridge smoked barbecue sausages,” which are done in several styles. Hudson's Meat Market also does a lot of custom processing. They have USDA-inspected facilities that meets the “art of traditional German butchering” in Central Texas. Whether you’re looking to simply skin and quarter your game, or have the team process it into patties, steaks, or even jerky, Hudson Meats is a pro!
Johnny G's Butcher Block is a “local meat market and butcher shop in South Austin,” providing the “freshest meat products,” daily that are locally sourced. Their meat market offers a retail counter, wholesale to restaurants, food trucks, caterers, as well as processing wild game. They have been an Austin tradition since 1980 and they still offer the same quality meat products. Locals love the friendly service, weekly specials, and off-the-wall offerings of Johnny G's Butcher Block including “quail, pork belly, and tripe.” They also have “18 types of sausage that is made in house” in the same smoke they have used for over 30 years.
Lee's Meat Market is a locally owned “mom-&-pop butcher shop and restaurant,” preparing dishes with only the best quality cuts. They are offering “Custom Cut USDA Prime Beef, Made to order Kebabs, Party trays, and Cheese Platters.” They are also open for lunch, serving up all sort of deliciousness, like salads, appetizers, and a variety of sandwiches and tacos. Lee's Meat Market has “one of the best burgers in town.” The seasoned beef has a nice crispy sear, and comes with classic veggies and your choice of cheese. While you’re there, grab a beef tenderloin salad or hire them as the caterer for your next event. They can prepare party trays including pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, or beef tenderloin with your choice of sauce, sides, and dinner rolls.
Established in 1952, Lone Star Meats is a family-owned, “high-end meat company” that sources and delivers the finest cuts of natural beef, pork and lamb to tables across Texas. They provide “natural, prime and choice beef selections” with custom dry and wet age options. Their pork offerings come from “Niman Ranch” whose dedication to sustainable and humane practices are second to none. They also offers the “finest quality lamb” that are raised on pasture and fed a high quality diet of grain and roughage. Lone Star Meat go above and beyond to source, cut and deliver steaks and chops for the discriminating palette. They provides access to a selection of “natural, local, and sustainable products” that reflect their commitment to support local farms and ranches.
Located in East Austin, Longhorn Meat Market is a fifth generation, family owned butcher shop and wholesale meat distributor that offers the “highest quality regionally sourced artisan and exotic meats.” They have a great selection of beef cut, packed, and ready to go. Tri-tips, whole filets, hamburger, roasts, stew meats, and a wide variety of steak cuts are available daily, and they provide specialty cuts on request. They also offer “all natural, high-quality pork, poultry in a variety of cuts, and handmade pork sausages.” Their specialty sausage flavors include favorites such as Chorizo, Tumbleweed Sage, Italian Fennel, Maple Links, and Spicy Country. Longhorn Meat Market humanely process game and farm meats, and offer a wonderful selection of their private label marinades, sauces, and spices in their local Auburn butcher shop.
Salt & Time is a full-service butcher shop that provides “fresh cut meats from sustainable Texas ranches.” They offer a wide selection of house made sausages, salumi and charcuterie, as well as fine artisan foods. From classic staples to their Lone Star State inspired Salumi de Tejas, Salt and Time uses “traditional techniques” to produce delicious, high quality meats. They place equal value on ethics and flavor and only source meat that has the “highest standards.” They have expert butchers that can cut steaks, roasts, as well as ground meat, and fresh sausage. Whether it's a classic cut such as “Beef Ribeye or Lamb Chops,” to less common cuts, they can do it for you! They also carves up toughies like lamb, skin-on pork belly, and culotte roast.In the mood for grass-fed burgers? Check out Salt & Time, they have been featured as one of the 7 Restaurants for The Best Grass-Fed Burgers in Austin.
Smokey Denmark is known for making sausage in Austin for decades. It is a family owned and operated company that has been “making premium smoked sausage for more than 50 years.” From breakfast sausages to traditional, they have the “best of the best of local sausage links!” Founder, Albert “Smokey” Denmark was committed to the idea that quality ingredients make a great sausage, so he kept his recipe real. No fake casings, no spray-on smoke and no bologna. Today, Smokey Denmark hold these same values everyday. They continue providing authentic and consistently great sausage made one link at a time. They have always been dedicated to “premium quality products and outstanding customer service.” As Smokey used to say, “quality products have few real competitors”.Smokey Denmark continued to deliver farm-to-table goodness even in the middle of the pandemic! They’ve been featured as one of 15 farm-to-table delivery options in Austin During Quarantine.