Anthony Chernalis learned the butcher trade from his father at a young age in North Haledon, NJ.  He took that foundation of knowledge and founded The Market Basket as a specialty butcher shop in Wyckoff, NJ carrying only the best meats available. By following that same philosophy, he grew The Market Basket into a two-location food emporium that is continually ranked the Best Butcher Shop in Bergen County.

Prime meats, grade A poultry and prepared meat items are the foundation of The Market Basket Meat Department. We carry pork and veal products that are grain fed as well as organic chicken and all-natural turkey sourced from Pennsylvania Dutch country. Not only do our experienced and professionally trained butchers cut the best pieces of meat to order but are available to answer any questions about preparing your selections. We offer a large variety of marinated and prepared steak, pork, and poultry ready for cooking and grilling, making everything from summer BBQ’s to holiday entertaining hassle-free.

About Our Beef

The Market Basket sources the best Prime and Wagyu Beef available.  What’s Prime Beef? The USDA grades beef based on the density of marbling, which gives it that melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Less than 2% of all beef produced in the United States will earn the top prime designation. Fresh and never frozen, taste the difference!

About Our Beef

The Market Basket sources the best Prime and Wagyu Beef available.  What’s Prime Beef? The USDA grades beef based on the density of marbling, which gives it that melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Less than 2% of all beef produced in the United States will earn the top prime designation. Fresh and never frozen, taste the difference!

A5 Wagyu Beef

The Market Basket is proud to carry Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef. Not only is Wagyu beef heavily marbled, and delicious, but it’s also healthier than other types of beef. Wagyu is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is an essential “good” fat. In addition, Wagyu is high in monounsaturated fat, which has been proven to be better for your health than eating saturated fats. Japanese A5 Wagyu bloodline cattle are only fed a slow all vegetarian diet, free from hormones.

Our Wurst Department

The Market Basket has its very own Wurst Department in our commissary kitchen facility. Here we have a team making fresh sausage, hot dogs, German wursts, marinated chicken, and roasting our own all-natural turkey breasts. Currently leading our Wurstmacher Team is Karl Unger, former second-generation owner of the Haledon Pork Store. Karl has taken his Culinary Institute of America talent paired with his background from a popular retail pork store to add a wealth of knowledge to our product line. Using two massive, top of the line, smokehouse ovens from Germany, we create the best all-natural nitrate-free meats available!

Our Wurst Department

The Market Basket has its very own Wurst department in our commissary kitchen facility. Here we have a team making fresh sausage, hot dogs, German wursts, marinated chicken, and cooks our own all-natural turkey breasts. Currently leading our Wurstmacher Team is Karl Unger, former second-generation owner of the Haledon Pork store. Karl has taken his Culinary Institute of America talent paired with his background from a popular retail pork store to add a wealth of knowledge to our product line. Using two massive, top of the line, smokehouse ovens from Germany, we create the best all-natural nitrate-free meats available!

All Natural Turkeys

The Market Basket is proud to offer all-natural poultry products from a small, family-owned & operated farm located in the heart of Pennsylvania. Valley Belle Sensenig Turkey Farm provides the birds with room to roam free and are fed grains, corn, & soybeans that are grown on the same farm!  The result is an all-natural poultry product grown to full potential for superior taste. Always fresh and never frozen, from the farm to your table, you will taste the difference!

Famous Marinated Meats

The Market Basket has many varieties of our own store-made marinated meats.  From our honey mustard marinated chicken breasts to our famous garlic soy marinated skirt and flank steaks – there’s nothing quite like it!

Famous Marinated Meats

The Market Basket has many varieties of our own store-made marinated meats.  From our honey mustard marinated chicken breasts to our famous garlic soy marinated skirt and flank steaks – there’s nothing quite like it!