Looking to squeeze out some more outdoor grilling before it gets too cold? Check out these great sources for the best meat in town.
Befsztyk (Puławska 176/178) The Prokopowicz family has been running this business since 1994 and many will argue this butchery is ‘top of the chops’, and here you’ll find three-week seasoned steaks, Merino lamb and even home delivery and internet ordering.
Beskidzki Wypas (Polna 13, Polna Market) Still retaining close cooperation with Grzegorz, the original proprietor, Beskidzki Wypas has a strong cult following and counts many of Warsaw’s top restaurants among its clientele. Special requests are taken and encouraged.
Crazy Butcher (Olkuska 12, Olkuska Bazaar) Grzegorz Kwapniewski, dubbed ‘Warsaw’s celebrity butcher’, has upped sticks from the Polna Market to front this new enterprise. Lauded by chefs across the city, Grzegorz’s passion for beef is startling – don’t expect a quick buy!
Le Diplomate (Ateńska 10) A halal butcher run by a former diplomat – hence the name – who shunned the rat race to follow his dream. The lamb is rated as amongst the best in town… if not the best.
Martin’s Good Meat (Przejazd 4/7) A side project of Martin Gimenez Castro, the Argentinean that won the first edition of the Top Chef TV show. A candidate for Warsaw’s best butchery, find Angus, Hereford and Limousine beef, as well as excellent lamb and veal.