For more than 60 years, the Lobel family butcher shop at the corner of Madison Ave. and 82nd
St. has been a fixture of New York City’s Upper East Side, the destination for Manhattan’s elite who demand nothing less than the absolute best.
In more recent years, the family business has transformed and adapted in significant ways as times and opportunities present themselves. And with each new enterprise, the Lobels earn widespread acclaim for offering the absolute best-quality meat money can buy.
Today, daily operations of Madison Ave.’s corner butcher shop are overseen by 4th-generation master butcher Stanley Lobel and his sons, David and Mark. Evan Lobel, son of Stanley’s brother, the late Leon Lobel, rounds out the family members currently involved in perpetuating the family business. The sons and daughters of Evan, David, and Mark are already in training as the 6th generation of Lobels emerges.
But that’s only part of the story. The Lobel legacy stretches over the decades to the mountains of Austria. As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, we take a look back at how the Lobel family came to be America’s #1 family of butchers.