Serving SE Calgary Since 1995

Your Friendly Local
Calgary Butcher

Discover unparalleled quality with our locally-sourced, ethically-raised meats. Taste the difference at The Better Butcher.

Our Online Partner

Locally Sourced Quality

Artisanal Excellence

Convenience Redefined

Why choose us

Unmatched Quality, Craftsmanship,
and Service

At The Better Butcher, we’re more than just a butcher shop; we’re a culinary partner. Since 1995, we’ve been providing Calgary with the finest meats, each piece reflecting our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Our expert team, led by Randy Hnatuk, ensures every cut meets the highest standards. From custom cuts for a special dinner to everyday high-quality meats for your family, we deliver excellence every time. Choose us for a superior taste experience and service that goes beyond expectations.

Custom Meat Cuts

Tailored to your culinary needs, ensuring perfection in every meal.

Sustainable Farming

Committed to ethical, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meat sourcing.

Family Friendly Selections

From gourmet cuts to daily meals, perfect for every family.

Easy Online Ordering

Seamless shopping experience on BACKYARD MEATS. Shop quality products shipped to your home for your convenience


Highly recommend. I have ordered delivery a few times and found the meat to be of awesome quality. The seafood pack is stellar but I haven’t figured out what to... read more

Kayla Ostare Avatar Kayla Ostare
November 24, 2023

Fantastic Butcher. Amazing service, great selection, delicious meats.

Christopher Atto Avatar Christopher Atto
November 1, 2023

Excellent selection of quality meats. They were easily able to provide a great 14 pound pork shoulder for my BBQ and I was very impressed with the trimming and... read more

Bret S Avatar Bret S
September 1, 2023
About Us

Crafting Culinary Excellence Since 1995

Founded by Randy Hnatuk, The Better Butcher has carved a niche in Calgary’s meat market with its unwavering dedication to quality. Our story began in 1995 with a vision to provide the community with meats that are not just superior in taste but also ethically sourced. We work closely with local farms in Southern Alberta, ensuring that every product we offer comes from animals raised in humane conditions, free of hormones and antibiotics. Our store in Southeast Calgary is a testament to our commitment, bustling with activity, offering the freshest cuts, prepared meals, and a full-service. Our expert butchers are artisans in their craft, each cut reflecting their skill and dedication. We are more than a butcher; we are a trusted partner in your culinary journey, ensuring each meal is memorable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes The Better Butcher unique?

Our focus on local sourcing, artisanal cuts, and a commitment to ethical practices sets us apart.

How do you ensure meat quality?

Strict sourcing from trusted farms and expert butchering guarantee the highest quality.

Do you offer delivery services?

Yes, we provide convenient home delivery through our online partner, Backyard Meats.

Are your meats suitable for specific diets?

Absolutely, we offer a range of options including gluten-free and preservative-free meats.

Can I request custom cuts?

Certainly, we specialize in custom cuts to meet your exact culinary needs.