Need a meat fix then spend enough and get a free chook
Ever wondered where all the top restaurants get their meat? Or where Masterchef was getting all their meat to cook in their mystery box challenges? Well wonder no more. Vic's Premium Meat Merchant is where to get the best steaks, pork, lamb, spatchcock, duck breast, chicken... and the list goes on. From time to time you're able to get rabbit, kangaroo loin, quail, and even order your Christmas Turkey.
There used to be crazy long queues when Vic's Meat only opened every second weekend but luckily for all of us they open every weekend which has meant no more long queues and no more crazy parking.
Just outside of Vic's Meat there is a stall set up for the Bread and Butter Project, which is a charitable organisation that teaches refugees how to bake bread using the Bourke Street Bakery recipes. I can't go past the olive and rosemary loaf, so savoury and perfect with cheese. There are roast chickens on offer too which smelt amazingly good.
Bread and butter Project, initiative by Bourke St Bakery
On entering Vic's Meat, though the plastic strip entry way, you enter the equivalent of a massive walk in fridge. Don't forget to bring in the trolley - trust me, once you enter, your arms will be thanking you later. Meat is displayed on trays with the labels and prices. The lads in butcher's coats and hair nets are ready to take your order to add to your pile of meat in your trolley.
With so much choice, my advice is to make up a menu for the week so you have an idea of what meat to buy. Even better to have a look on the website and see what cuts of meat are best for what dishes. Download the "Ask the Butcher" app and have it handy on your phone.
And if you spend more than $50, they will throw in a free frozen chicken. How good is that?
I have always been impressed by the quality and I can say that my home cooked meals are the equivalent to a three star restaurant, so I'm told.