Places You Should Go // Belmont Butchery

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Exceptional ingredients are the foundation of every great meal. When setting out to make an impression by-way-of culinary skill, we go to Belmont Butchery for the finest cuts of meat in town.

Belmont Butchery is a European-style storefront butcher shop located in the Museum District neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. At the butchery, the name of the game is pasture-raised, grass-fed, locally-source and dry aged. Whether if you’re looking for a flavorful beefsteak Florentine or one of their signature jalapeño and cheddar sausages, there are over 200 cuts of meat available daily.

When Tanya Cauthen, Swiss-trained chef and master butcher, first opened the butchery back in 2006, her timing couldn’t have been better. With the release of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the documentary Food Inc. shortly after, consumers began to question where their food was coming from, and Belmont was there to answer.

At the butchery, education is key. They want you to know where the meats were sourced, the particular flavor profiles of each and suggested food pairings. Walk into the butchery on any given day and you’ll find Tanya and her team breaking down a full animal into chops, steaks and roasts, and they will happily explain how to best enjoy them.

What we love most about the butchery is the sense of community that it creates, and a visit is always a welcomed experience. It provides the opportunity to catch up with Tanya, her husband Henry who also works at the butchery and the rest of the team behind the counter, on not only meats, but also life.

The passion that Belmont Butchery puts into their craft translates through every cut, leading to satisfaction in both appetite and soul.


Belmont Butchery is located at 15 North Belmont Avenue.

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