Honesty, it's the best policy, and that is what Honest Chops lives by. Based in New York, the company comes as one of the only butchers in the business that produces free range, organic meat that is completely Zabiha.
The idea for Honest Chops came when three friends - Russell, Bassam and Khalid, saw the lack of options for the Muslim New Yorker when it came to getting reliable and organically sourced meat. Taking the job upon themselves, the trio opened up Honest Chops..
The shop, which is located in the East Village of New York City, is supplied by verified, ethically sourced farms. They base their business on 6 key principles: ethical and organic sourcing, hand slaughtering, fair wages, transparency, and consistency.
Honest Chops pride themselves on being the country's first Halal whole animal butchery. That means you're getting ALL the good stuff from your animal - helping to create a sustainable system. They serve all the usuals but with less waste, with the added benefit being animals are grass-fed or reared in a free range environment. Not only that but they offer a delivery service throughout New York including Manhattan and Queens. Rump Steaks straight to your door!
Honest Chops stays true to its name, helping not only the local community with the groceries, but local communities as a whole too. A portion of its income goes towards helping social services within New York and funding local institutions. They also provide meat to soup kitchens, pantries and generally anyone that is in need, all on a regular basis. With the shop’s core values being its transparency and community service, it’s no wonder that they’ve received praise from numerous articles and food critics. Just Google ‘Honest Chops’ and see for yourself, 5 star ratings across the board.
As an ever-growing community, Muslims have always had differing concerns and attitudes towards Halal meat. It is amazing to see a group of Muslims being proactive in addressing these concerns. More importantly, they're providing a service with heart, and an honest-to-God love for what they do. Just another great example of positive innovation within our global community. You can follow their journey by checking out their website HERE. Also, don't forget to check them out on social media. They are on FB , Twitter and Instagram.