The results are in. The inaugural Denizen Everyday Heroes saw thousands of votes cast in support of local businesses, with the aim of shining a light on the people and places whose services we rely upon. So without further ado, celebrate the best butchers Auckland city has to offer, as voted by you.
1. MOST VOTED: Westmere Butchery
With a sterling reputation, stellar service and spectacular cuts, it’s no surprise Westmere Butchery is a tried-and-true favourite for discerning Aucklanders. Alongside its award-winning sausages and free-range meats, you’ll find international specialities such as haggis, biltong and droëwors — making it a one-stop shop for those searching for quality meats to suit any and all tastes.
2. HONOURABLE MENTION: Grey Lynn Butchers
As the current home of New Zealand’s Supreme Sausage for its award-winning Swedish-inspired Isterband sausage, Grey Lynn Butchers know a thing or two when it comes to meat. Offering organic, free-range and dried aged meat, along with game, you can trust Grey Lynn Butchers to provide the goods, whether it be for a laidback BBQ or high-end event.
3. HONOURABLE MENTION: Avon’s Butchery, Glen Innes
When a bacon craving hits, look no further than Glen Innes’ Avon’s Butchery. Its home-cured bacon is simply unbeatable, as could be expected when it comes from a butchery that has been in business since the 1980s. As well as the likes of prized sausages, meltingly tender ribs and serious steaks — you’ll find everything you need to throw down the best BBQ ever, with sauces, rubs and spices a speciality.
4. Well Hung Butchery, Milford
6. Victoria Ave Butcher, Remuera
8. Highbury Butchery, Birkenhead
9. Gladstone Butchery, Parnell
10. Aussie Butcher, New Lynn
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for Denizen Everyday Heroes. We will be rolling out the results in the coming weeks online and in our summer issue, on sale Monday 30th November.