NYC butchers: Where to get the best steaks, chops, sausage, more

At one time, butchers were arguably as important as the family doctor. A shop that was trusted, knowledgeable and helpful could make or break the eating habits of families of all sizes.

But butchers are back in fashion. As consumers become more and more interested in where their meat comes from and how it was raised, butchers are increasingly on our minds – and helping feed our bellies.

New York City is flush with butcher shops of all types. Here are some of the best.