Purely Meats/John Troxell
Reports of a meat shortage have swept through America that last few weeks with plants closing from fears of advancing the spread of COVID-19. Locally, prices of some cuts have increased, but Chicago is well situated and well stocked in the Midwest.
This isn’t an invitation to eat more meat, even butchers — like Rob Levitt of Publican Quality Meats in Fulton Market — are advising customers to eat less. Chicago’s restaurants have plenty of meat-free options for takeout and delivery. But stay at home has forced more people to cook from their own kitchens, and for those surveying the headlines wanting ethically sourced meats, this map is here with choices all across the city. These includes restaurants now selling fresh meats and wholesalers making their supply available for the first time to the general public.
Sometimes grocery stores won’t cut it. So take advantage of the spring and summer months in Chicago by ordering from ones of these vendors and firing up the grill or smoker.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.