Before supermarkets became the preferred places to shop for groceries, people often frequented smaller specialty stores. Meat markets were the sources of high-quality beef, poultry and pork. Behind the counter was an experienced butcher who could provide customers with personalized service and answer their questions about meats and preparations.
The good news is that Corpus Christi is still home to a number of these markets. With today's focus on natural and sustainable foods, you can get meats that are fresh and locally sourced at these shops.
Make it a point to try one of these stores for your next meat purchases. Once you see the difference, you'll keep going back!
Staples Street Meat Market
7626 South Staples
Many of the regular customers at this shop are BBQ award-winners who get their meats from Staples. If you're hosting your own BBQ, you can choose from several pre-packed assortments that include chicken quarters, fajitas, spareribs and other grill-ready items. For everyday use, get one of their convenient bulk freezer packs or have the friendly staff cut your selection to your specifications.
Mad Meats & More
14254 S. Padre Island Dr.
If you're looking for exotic specialty meats that are difficult to find elsewhere, head out to Mad Meats. In addition to steaks and poultry they carry items like bison and elk burgers, frog legs and venison sausage. You can also get boudin, Cajun sausages made in varieties such as pork, shrimp and crawfish. Mad Meats is open seven days a week for your convenience.
Moody's Quality Meats
6486 Holly Road
This family-owned-and-operated store opened in 1964 and recently moved to a beautiful brand-new building. Their products have been recognized with a number of awards from the Texas Association of Meat Processors. Moody's has convenient family packs from 20 to 50 pounds that include different combinations of steaks, roasts, sausages, burgers, ribs and other popular meal items.
Prescott Meat Market
4414 Prescott Street
Prescott's goal is to offer reasonably priced, high-quality meat in a nearby location. All their meats come from local sources to ensure freshness and quality. The market opens at 7 a.m. seven days a week so you can finish your shopping early. On Mondays all meats are 10% off.
Wow your friends and family by hosting a cookout at the grilling area of our Springs Apartments community. They'll be impressed with your skills when you serve top-quality steaks from one of these great markets! Share your favorite BBQ secrets in the comments.