Butcher shops are all about meat, but not every butcher shop specializes in grass-fed, pasture raised, or free-range meats. Here’s a national map of humane butcher shops. Click on your state to find a shop that sources the majority of its meat from humane farms.
We are currently updating this list. Email Humaneitarian if you know of a humane butcher shop that should be added.
Le French Butcher Shop (Los Angeles)
Gwen Butcher Shop (Los Angeles)
Marin Sun Farms (Point Reyes Station and Oakland)
Clove & Hoof (Oakland)
Olivier's Butchery (San Francisco)
Belcampo Meat Co. (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Larkspur, Oakland)
Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe (Denver)
Fleishers (Greenwich & Westport)
Delaware Dept. of Agriculture:
Everyone defines "humane" differently. Humaneitarian takes a broad, inclusive view: that "humanely raised meat" should at least come from animals that weren't raised in the standard factory farm way.
So a humane butcher shop (as defined here) primarily sells meat that is:
- 100% grass-fed
- Grass-fed, then minimally grain-finished
- Pasture raised
- Certified organic
- Free range
- Humane certified
There are many butcher shops in America that sell a little bit of humanely raised meat, but they aren't listed here. Email Humaneitarian if you know of a great butcher shop that's committed to the humane treatment of animals.