Located in back of Star Grocery, Star Meats is an independently run, old-school butcher shop that sells exclusively hormone- and antibiotic-free meat. Among the shop’s many virtues, neighborhood folks are especially fond of the stellar lunchtime sandwich menu. In particular, don’t miss the Fat Albert, a generous portion of rare house-roasted Niman Ranch top round, cheddar, and arugula, served on a La Farine rustic baguette. The kicker: a dollop of smoky chipotle mayo. Even though the roast beef is the only deli meat that’s cooked in-house, other sandwiches — like the Goodfella (a riff on a classic Italian sub) and the off-menu Dirty Bird (turkey, pastrami, curry garlic aioli) — are well worth checking out.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Payment Type: Cash, MasterCard, VISA
Sandwiches are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Large orders require advance notice; orders of twenty sandwiches or more require advance payment.