Peoria Packing - Chicago
Peoria Packing is a butcher shop, unlike other butcher shops. Completely no-frills and self-service, it's the place to go if you need a pig's head, a beef brisket or a pile of ribs. You put on plastic gloves and choose your own in the refrigerated warehouse. Not for the squeamish, but the prices can't be beat. A second room offers packaged groceries and deli items, also at good prices, and they'll make you a carryout sandwich, too.