Last Updated October 31, 2014
Why We Love It: 4505 Meats began in 2009 with the lofty mission of changing the way people buy, eat, and cook meat. As much as possible, the company purchases whole, pasture-fed animals that have been locally raised and processed in an effort to support the area’s farms and to promote whole-animal butchery. You’re likely to find beef, pork, goat, duck, and even rabbit from nearby farmers. But the products are only one part of the equation here; we love how much effort and attention the 4505 team puts into education. They offer classes on butchery and an apprenticeship/internship program, as well as meat-cooking and sausage-making resources and recipes on their website.
1909 Mission StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103