September 7 is National Salami Day. For the uninitiated, salami is a type of highly seasonal sausage, mostly eaten sliced cold. If you’re a fan of salami, or feel like trying something new, check out these great Hamptons butchers chosen by Dan’s Best of the Best voters.
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Citarella Gourmet Market (Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 Platinum winner) has several locations throughout the Hamptons. They’ve got prime aged meat, prepared foods, curated produce and more. We recommend stopping in for lunch—there’s Italian options, a bakery, a deli, a hot food section, daily soups and desserts, homemade juices and more. Various locations, citarella.com
Westhampton Beach’s Justin’s Chop Shop (Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 Gold winner) has a friendly and attentive staff that will help you out with suggestions and inform you about the meats you’re buying if you aren’t already a connoisseur. Justin’s Chop Shop has ribs, loins, chops, roasts, ground meats and more, as well as sauces and rubs. They also have a variety of prepared foods. 214 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach. justinschopshop.com
Cromer’s Market (Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 Silver winner) in Sag Harbor is a full-service deli and butcher, complete with self-service meat case. Additionally, Cromer’s also has hot entrees, hot side dishes, catering, dinners, breakfasts, specials and more. Cromer’s Market is also famous for its fried chicken—make sure you try it! 3500 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. cromersmarket.com
Catena’s Food Market (Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 Bronze winner) in Southampton has excellent cuts of meat and chicken. You can also head to Catena’s for hot lunches, prepared foods and more. They have nice, fresh produce, excellent service and friendly staff. 143 Main Street, Southampton.
An additional note: Schmidt’s Market in Southampton recently reopened after a fire, and we couldn’t be happier! Schmidt’s has groceries, sandwiches, a full deli/butcher, salad bar and more. 1282 North Sea Road, Southampton.
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