We Are Your

Local Butcher Shop

Serving the Capital District since 2009

Your Local Butcher

Welcome to PRIMAL

PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher is where you’ll find USDA PRIME and CHOICE beef, steak tips, high quality pork and chicken too. We carry Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses and make delicious sandwiches too. We have two locations – in Saratoga just off I-87 ext 15 and in Albany’s Stuyvesant Plaza.

For meat lovers, from meat lovers

Featured Specials

Meat Club

Treat yourself or someone to the best, freshest cuts of meat with our exclusive Primal Meat Club. Makes the perfect gift!

Meat Packs

Our Meat Packs and Freezer Fillers are a great way to enjoy a variety of delicious, quality meat. Perfect for meal planning!

Gift Cards

Send friends and family a Primal eGift Card via email that can be redeemed at all Primal butcher shop locations or online!

Build your own meal

Dinner Kits


Build your meal YOUR way with our dinner kits. Each includes 1lb of meat, two veggie sides, and a side salad.**REQUIRES COOKING**

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New Primal T-Shirts

Show your love for quality meats with our Primal t-shirts! Stylish, comfortable, and perfect for any meat lover.

Sign up today!

Rewards Program

Spend $1, earn a point. That’s right, every time you spend $1 at Primal, you’ll get 1 point. Signing up for rewards also gets you access to special promotions and discounts.

What are you waiting for? Text PRIMAL to 578-277 and you’re good to go!


What our clients say

Primal is and always has been an absolutely stellar butcher. I've never, ever had any complaints about the quality of products or the selection. Staff is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and cordial.

Michael L.

Called and asked for 2 teres major steaks to celebrate our anniversary. Received 2 wonderful steaks marinated in the house sauce. Delicious. Called after picking up and asked how to prepare. Again, on the nose with the info. Thank you!

Jack B.

The butchers in this shop are always so helpful. Looking forward to my chicken wings, sausages, and steaks.

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