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.

We're under new ownership!

Tim Howland, former director of operations, new owner

PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher today announced an upcoming change of ownership. Kevin Wickert, who has built PRIMAL into a household name for the finest PRIME and CHOICE meats since 2009, is handing over the reins to Tim Howland, the company’s long-serving Director of Operations. The change goes into effect March 13

for meat lovers, from meat lovers

Primal Meat Club

The ultimate gift for the meat lover on your list! We’re offering a 3-month club card and a 6-month club card. The card is good for 12 months from the date it’s issued and can be redeemed ONCE a month for up to 3, or 6, times.

Every Monday Is

Meaty Monday

Stock up and SAVE!
85% Ground Beef and all our Chicken Breast are $2 PER LB OFF EVERY MONDAY!

Every Tuesday Is

Steak Tip Tuesday

Our steak tips are what put us on the map!
Come in on Tuesdays and get your favorite Steak Tips for $2 off per lb!

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With Primal Meat Packs

Everyone will be happy at your next cookout with one of our meat packs. Make summer entertaining easy and order online!


Kind words from our customers

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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