It’s just under two weeks until Christmas Day. The tree is up, the menu is planned, and the seating list has been expertly crafted to avoid festive family bickering.
Whether you’re going for a bird, beef or gammon these holidays, it’s only right that your gleaming roast will be accompanied by potatoes with glossy gravy, pickles, mustard, cranberry sauce and all the extras. And just think of the killer sandwiches you’re going to make with the leftovers…
We’ve put together a list of all the butcheries and delis offering fancy festive meat this holiday season. Find your beautifully prepared turkey, duck and gammon at these stores – and some of them will even cook and garnish the meat for you. One more thing ticked off the to-do list. Just don’t forget to call ahead and order or pop in early to avoid disappointment.
Buy gammon, turkey and duck (fresh or frozen). Select from the fridge or order two to three days in advance.
The Butcher Shop and Grill
Buy gammon (cooked or fresh) and duck (frozen).
Buy gammon, turkey and duck (fresh or frozen). Order at least five to six days in advance.
Nussbaum’s Kosher Butchery
Order turkey and duck (frozen) online or find it in the fridge at the store.
Buy gammon (fresh, glazed, smoked, cooked off or on the bone), and frozen turkey and duck. Order two to three days in advance.
Buy frozen ducks, turkeys and geese. Also on offer is rolled, cooked, glazed and garnished ham. Order before 18 December 2012.
Buy frozen gammon and duck. These are available in store and there is no need to order in advance.
Buy a frozen or fresh turducken (a chicken within a duck, within a turkey). Also on offer is glazed gammon with pineapple and cherries, as well as smoked gammon. These can be ordered, but are on the counter at the moment.
Buy frozen gammon and turkey breast, as well cooked whole turkeys. Orders are not taken so get there early while stocks last.
Tirolean Meat Berliner
Buy fresh gammon, frozen duck and imported turkey. Order at least one week in advance.
Order fresh and frozen gammon and turkey five to six days in advance.
Buy gammon (frozen or cooked). Order five to six days in advance (available from 18 December 2012).
Buy fresh and frozen gammon and turkey. They also have smoked fresh or smoked pre-cooked gammon that you can find in the fridge, or order a day or two in advance.
Bavarian Butchery and Deli (now closed)
Order gammon – fresh, smoked, cooked or glazed – five days in advance.
The Food Market
Buy fresh gammon and duck at the Christmas market on 22 December 2012 from 11am to 10pm.
Order gammon (cooked, deboned, smoked) and turkey (frozen) five to six days in advance.
Buy fresh or smoked gammon. Order online or visit the Shongweni Farmers market this Sunday for their Christmas market where Hope Meats will be selling all roasts such as deboned lamb, lamb shoulders, jumbo chickens, pork roast, pork shoulder, pork belly rolls and beef roasts.
Buy gammon (fresh, cooked and glazed); turkey (frozen); and duck (free-range and frozen). Order a week in advance.
Buy gammon (uncooked on or off the bone); ham (cooked and decorated with pears and cherries); turkey (frozen and smoked); and duck (frozen).