242 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove | (831) 375-9581, grovemarketgrocery.com
The butcher counter at Grove Market is a carnivore’s utopia. Think thick-cut European bacon and all things beef, chicken and pork—steaks, ground, whole roasters, baby backs, stuffed chops, together with lamb racks and kebobs. It’s endless, and everything is wrapped to order. Paleos celebrate an ever-increasing number of free-range, grass-fed and organic options here, along with counter help as carne-nerdy as any computer geek fielding the most esoteric questions. A Delmonico? No problem. A Denver cut? Got it. And this whole scene lives in the perennial winner for Best Neighborhood Market for all your other shopping needs. Voila!