About Von Hanson’s Meats History


In June of 2004, Von Hanson’s Meat’s & Spirits opened as the “New Old Fashioned Meat Market” in Chandler, Arizona. The store’s roots are from Minnesota where Von Hanson’s Meats was established in 1984 in Apple Valley and grew to its current 23 Minnesota stores where it reigns as the #1 Meat Market.

Many of Von Hanson’s Midwestern customers wintering in Arizona found themselves longing for high quality meat products and sausages that they had come to depend upon for family meals. Some even transported suitcases of Von Hanson’s high-quality meats and sausage as checked luggage to their winter homes. The Chandler store opened in response to the high demand for butcher shop services in Arizona. Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits is the #1 Meat Shop in the East Valley & across the entire Phoenix Valley.

Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits is located at 2390 North Alma School Road between Elliot and Warner. Over the years, Von Hanson’s has become one of the East Valley’s favorite local treasures. The store is much more than the typical butcher shop and offers one stop shopping with a large variety of meats, seafood, take and go meals, BBQ sauces, spices and woods, dog treats and raw food, in addition to beer and wine. Our butchers excel in customer service and are always willing to educate a customer on meat preparation and cooking.

Von Hanson’s has been awarded many community honors throughout the years:

  • Chandler Chamber of Commerce “Micro Business of the Year 2011”
  • Best Meat Shop East Valley 2022
  • Best Meat Shop Chandler 2022
  • Best Meat Shop Be Local 2022
  • Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year 2022”
  • Best of the Valley 2023
  • Best Meat Shop Chandler 2023

Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits caters to the individual needs of a customer and can customize to a customer’s special requests by one of our on-site professional butchers.  Von Hanson’s meat packs such as the Cattleman’s Choice Pack, the Trim & Lean Pack, the Beef, Pork, and Chicken Pack, the Variety Pack, and the Any Day Grill Bundle provide substantial savings for our customers choosing to stock up their freezers or in need of feeding a family.

Von Hanson’s offers not only quality meats but also over 100 varieties of sausages and brats which are made fresh in the Chandler store’s smokehouse. Von Hanson’s is the only Meat Market & butcher shop in Chandler that has a smokehouse and makes fresh brats, stick meat and sausages in the store. For example, Von Hanson’s offers Polish Sausage, Andouille, Kielbasa, Swedish Potato Sausage, Mild and Hot Pepperoni Stick Meats, and Country Maple Sausage made with real maple syrup. In addition, the store has Midwestern specialties like “squeaky” Cheese Curds – small nuggets of cheese that make a high-pitched squeak when eaten, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Wisconsin cheeses, Lefse – a thin sheet of Norwegian potato bread, Walleye, Pickled Herring, Porchetta Pork Roasts, and Von Hanson’s famous Potato Bake. Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits also features a large selection of Craft Beers and Wines.

Von Hanson’s pork and chicken products are unique because the store tumbles its special seasonings directly into the chicken and pork producing Von Hanson’s infamous Butter Garlic Chicken Breasts, Tomato Basil Chicken Breasts, Butcher Blend Chicken Breasts, Tomato Basil Parmesan Pork Chops, and more!

Von Hanson’s on-site butchers transform Wild Game for hunters into any of our unique sausages, links, chubs, brats, stick meat, and ground. We process all boneless Wild Game with a state license tag for your animal. If you have frozen game, bring it into our butchers and we will turn it into our delicious sausage for you! Von Hanson’s will process your Wild Game into your favorite Von Hanson’s Sausages and ground meats. Visit our Wild Game page to learn more what we offer and about the process. For Wild Game, CLICK HERE.

At Von Hanson’s Meats – we love your 4-legged furbabies and dog delights are also available. Many of our customers choose Von Hanson’s smoked Pig Ears, Smoked Shank Bones, or Smoked Knuckle Bones for their special pet. Raw dog food for pets on a raw diet is available. We smoked all the dog treats in our Chandler smokehouse on site. 

The East Valley now has its very own “old-fashioned butcher shop” where customers select the cut, thickness and quantity of high-quality meats.  Von Hanson’s is the old-fashioned neighborhood market where butcher and customer work together to help the customer prepare the perfect family meal. Come visit Von Hanson’s Meats and we hope to “meat” your needs!