Whilst many small, independently owned butcher shops have closed in recent years, Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats owner Pat Saumani, aka the Grinning Butcher, has defied the odds by opening a second store in Paddington.
Mr Saumani and his family have owned and operated the original Wavell Heights shop since 2016. Building on their success, they have now fully renovated and opened a space in Paddington Central Shopping Village.
Like the Wavell Heights Gourmet Meats, the new shop in Paddington will focus on supporting local producers and providing high-quality natural and organic meats. This includes an extensive range of grass-fed, free range options as well as a huge selection of gluten-free items.
They are also the exclusive seller of award-winning Wagyu beef from Stockyard Beef, which has taken out top Queensland branded beef titles since 2017.
In addition to premium fresh meats, Paddington Gourmet Meats will also offer deli items and a wide array of low and slow barbecue meats. Pre-prepared meals will also be available for quick and easy dinners. The original Wavell Heights location has built a loyal following thanks to its fantastic ready-made options alongside high-quality steaks, sausages and more.
To celebrate the new Paddington opening this week, Mr Saumani has offered specials and giveaways at both shops. The Paddington location also features a great selection of rubs, sauces, marinades and other home barbecue delights to complement the top-notch meats.
By expanding to a second location whilst staying dedicated to quality, local products, Saumani has found a recipe for success in an increasingly challenging market for independent butchers.
Paddington Gourmet Meats is located at Paddington Central Shopping Village (Shop 3B/107 Latrobe Terrace). They are open Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.