Despite being one of the world’s oldest professions, many of Melbourne’s butchers have moved with the times by offering customers a thoroughly modern experience. The days of butchers having to switch between handling meat and germ-carrying cash are nearly over – these butchers welcome customers to pay by card, no matter how low the spend.
Supporting local farmers since 1996, this family owned and operated business stocks biodynamic and organic meats from Victoria’s best farmers. From grass-fed beef to organic turkey, free range chicken and duck, nitrate-free smallgoods and wild rabbit, the range at Belmore Biodynamic Meats ensures that meat lovers are well taken care of. With a loyal customer base, this local butcher doesn’t charge any extra fees or require a minimum spend for card usage, so it’s easy to pop in for some mince or few bacon rashers.
Inner-city dwellers and lunchtime shoppers can source top quality cuts of meat thanks to Peter Bouchier. Located within the David Jones Food Hall, Peter Bouchier is a long-standing Melbourne butcher with decades of experience delivering beef, pork, lamb and chicken cuts to customers located in and near the Toorak and Melbourne city stores. At David Jones Food Hall, customers can drop in seven days a week and use their card to pick up a few gourmet snags, a chicken breast or two or something larger like a whole ham.
Leo Donati’s Italian butcher shop has been part of Lygon Street’s fabric for decades. Whether you’re in the market for some chicken wings, veal cutlets or gourmet sausages, there is no minimum spend for card use so solo dwellers are free to buy a single steak (with an opera soundtrack playing in the background, no less).