Philly Born and Bred

Delivering to the Greater Philadelphia area for 30 years

Never accept the standard, make it Exceptional Foods.

With more than 25 years of experience providing the highest quality meats to the finest restaurants, caterers, and grocers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware – Exceptional Foods is truly a cut above ordinary.

With industry experts leading our team, a combination of the latest laser-cut processing technology and hands-on human care, and an acute knowledge of an ever-changing, competitive industry, we go out of our way to achieve one goal: providing unrivaled service and delivering cutting-edge meat to our clients.

We built our business on the understanding that food and customer service should always be exceptional. For us, “exceptional” is more than just a word… it’s an idea and an ideal we aspire to.

Meat sitting on a fork


In 1991 Charles Friel and Larry Feldman saw a need for higher quality products in the Philadelphia restaurants. At that time the restaurant culture was really changing to a gourmet appetite. They wanted to be better, creative, and set the bar high. They wanted to be Exceptional!!

They started off small in a rented building space and worked day and night to build the business. The two would be the sales, butcher, warehouse, and delivery drivers as it was just them.

As they grew and added customers they added staff and eventually purchased a building on Allen Street in Philadelphia. They would continue to grow the business at this location for 20 years. In 2017 Exceptional Foods was growing again and purchased a larger facility in near by Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.