P 209 408 8850
2625 Coffee Rd., Ste. A
Modesto, CA 95355
Fax: 209 408 8831
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open Daily
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Our Story

Brother and sister, John Pallios and Denise Pallios Zagaris grew up in the grocery business and spent all of their adult working lives in the family business.  Their father along with his two brothers started Richland Markets in 1951 and eventually grew to seven locations in four cities.

After the last Richland Market closed in late 2012, both John and Denise, as second generation grocers, decided that they were not ready for retirement and had to figure out what to do with themselves. They knew they loved being in the grocery industry and would really miss all of their customers as well as their employees. With John’s wife, Judy, sharing the vision of starting up a smaller version of their store with the focus being an old fashion butcher shop and deli, an idea was born. They hope to make you just as excited about it as they are.

Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli’s concept is to provide personal friendly customer service by a knowledgeable staff. John and Denise’s desire is for the customer experience to be above and beyond expectations. They truly want the customer to feel welcome as well as enjoy the shopping experience with a small family owned and operated business.

The butcher shop provides choice and prime cuts of beef, fresh pork, lamb and poultry. Trained butchers are on staff for special meat cuts as requested.

Additionally, marinated meats along with rotisserie chicken and tri tip roasts are made fresh throughout the day. Grab n’ Go entrees that are finished at the office or at home are also available on a daily basis for customers who want quality food in a short amount time. While the grocery area sells complementary items to what is offered in the butcher shop, the produce section along with fresh baked breads will complete your meal.

Custom made deli sandwiches with high quality meats and cheeses are prepared fresh to order. The gourmet salad line and side dishes are perfect compliments for both the meats and sandwiches. For the catered corporate lunch, there are box lunches and meat and deli trays as requested by the customer and they will provide delivery service on large orders.

Picnic baskets loaded with meat, cheeses, bread, crackers, fresh fruit, salads and drinks are available and are perfect for Concert in the Park or any outdoor event.

As an independent locally owned business John and Denise have a commitment to support other independent locally owned businesses and strive to purchase locally produced products.

John and Denise are looking forward to your visit with them at Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli.

Our Blog

Healthy Eating

Thursday, January 02, 2014

To A Healthy New Year!

This is the year to eat healthy and watch your portion sizes.  Try our Savory Cupcakes. They are great for
portion control and come in many varieties, such as lasagna, meatloaf and mash potatoes, mac & cheese.... to name a few.   Add  turkey burgers to your menu instead of hamburgers. Turkey burgers are really quite good.  Try our new Get Fit Sandwich developed to keep added sugar out of the diet. We use Dave's Killer Bread, Columbus chicken breast, avocado and mustard. 

We also carry many garden salad to satisfy your hunger.  Wraps are another way to get around eating bread when you really want a sandwich.  Our popular San Francisco Sandwich is great made into a wrap.

In our meat department, we have many cuts of Grass Fed Beef.


Small Business Saturday

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Local business owners are hoping and encouraging consumers to "Shop Small" and support local businesses in their communities during the holidays.  Modesto is full of small businesses that need supporting not just this Saturday but all year long. Surveys show that for every dollar spent in locally owned business, 45 cents is reinvested back locally.  For us we carry many products that are from Modesto, Turlock, Sonora, Ceres.  Its a concept we believe in and wanted to promote when we opened our shop.

So join my extended family of small businesses this Saturday and shop Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli (Modesto), Supermoms Frozen Yogurt and More (Ceres) and Fresh Market Grocery (Turlock).