Category: About Lobel’s

A Legacy of Leadership

It is impressive to consider the myriad contributions the Lobels have made to the meat business in the last 30+ years. The Lobels are leaders and innovators in the world of meat, with an iconic New York butcher shop, a thriving online business, and a wealth of books, patents, and leadership positions in the industry.

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Looking Forward to the Sixth Generation of Lobels

With the sixth generation of Lobels poised to enter the work force, perhaps a few of them will find their way into the beloved 600-square-foot butcher shop on Madison Avenue that has remained a family tradition for more than 60 years.

 

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A Long-Standing Family Business Remembers Previous Generations

Although Stanley Lobel never knew his grandfather Nathan, he describes how he slaughtered his own farm-raised steers and delivered cuts of meat to neighbors and residents in the town of Scharnitz, Austria, where Nathan grew up. Stanley’s grandfather was one of six children and along with being a farmer and butcher, he also served as mayor of his small European town in the late 1800s.

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Morris Lobel

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Remembering Leon Lobel

“Dad was the best butcher and teacher I ever had,” remembers Evan Lobel of his father Leon who passed away 12 years ago.

Working together in the small 600-square-foot space was like a perfectly orchestrated dance—each would anticipate the other’s moves, and to this day Evan feels extremely lucky and grateful to have had so many memorable moments working so closely with his father.

Leon and Evan

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Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher Mark Lobel

“I always had the passion for the business,” says Stanley Lobel’s youngest son Mark, who started working at Lobel’s in 1986. Despite trying his hand at other jobs, Mark always preferred the family business, and after receiving a degree in Business Administration from Long Island University he began working full time in the store.

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Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher David Lobel

Stanley Lobel’s oldest son David calls himself the black sheep in the family as he spent almost seven years practicing law before eventually finding his way back to the family business at their Madison Avenue butcher shop.

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Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher Evan Lobel

It’s no exaggeration to say that Evan Lobel grew up in the business. “After I learned to walk, my father put a knife in my hand and said, ‘Start cutting, son,’” says the fifth-generation butcher, whose father Leon began taking his young son to work at the Madison Avenue shop in the early 1960s.

Evan describes his father, who passed away in 2006, as his Superman. He was very strict and slowly brought Evan into the business by making sure he learned every aspect of the trade from sweeping the floors to working the cash register. This early training gave Evan a well-rounded approach and an understanding that no task was beneath him—he was expected to perform the work as well or better than any other employee.

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Get to Know 4th-Generation Master Butcher Stanley Lobel

“Lobel’s is a one in a billion establishment. We will not disappoint our customers—we provide quality, quality, quality,” says Stanley Lobel, the company’s president who began working alongside his father, Morris, over 60 years ago.

The family business’s patriarch shows no sign of slowing down. And if he is not in the Madison Avenue shop cutting meat or giving out recipes, he is likely on the phone or out buying for the store.

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Prepare with our videos!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to get prepared for the long-awaited day.

We’ve gathered three of our most helpful Thanksgiving videos together in one convenient spot to get you ready for Thanksgiving dinner!

Whether you want to know how to use a compound butter under the skin for a moist turkey, how to season the bird for better flavor throughout, or even how to carve the meat for your guests, we’ve got videos for that!

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Always the Best for Five Generations… and Counting!

If you are a fan of Lobel’s world-class meats, you probably already know that with food critic after food critic and in taste test after taste test Lobel’s products land at the top of the heap with superlative reviews, scoring the highest marks.

And, if that’s something you didn’t know, it is something you should know when you buy the very best—freshest and finest—meats that money can buy.

But what makes Lobel’s so good?

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