If you plan to go big this Memorial Day Weekend, you’re going to need some meat — and not just any ole’ meat. We’ve scoured the web and tested several of the top services to find the best places to order meat online in 2023. From premium cuts like Wagyu beef and Berkshire pork to more budget-friendly beef, chicken, pork and seafood, you’ll find an unmatched selection at these top-rated online meat markets and mail-order butchers.
Why order meat online?
In a word, selection. If you’re looking for meat raised with higher standards, including humanely raised pork, grass-fed beef and organic chicken, you’ll have a much better chance find the exact cuts you want. Trust us, if one online meat shop doesn’t have it, another will. There is also added convenience to consider as well. Buying meat online saves you a trip to the market and the right meat subscription service can save you from having to think about securing your next round of cuts.
Many of the top meat delivery services function as monthly subscription boxes, so you can set up several months’ worth of premium cuts to be shipped to you. Think grass-fed beef, dry-aged beef, heritage pork, boneless pork chop, flank steak, sirloin steak, strip steak, cured meat, New York strip, freshly ground meat, lean cuts, humanely raised poultry, wild salmon and other fresh seafood.
As with meal kit subscriptions and grocery delivery services, companies that deliver premium meat options and butcher subscriptions have proliferated in the past several years. This is a good thing — because there are so many meat delivery service options, many online butchers have sought to fill a specific niche subcategory of the market. Some specialize in grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic or Wagyu beef, while others focus on a wider range of fine meats and poultry, chicken cuts, sausage, cured meats or hard-to-find exotic meats (such as wild boar and venison) that may not be sold at your neighborhood butcher.
Omaha Steaks may have been one of the originators of the meat-by-mail concept, but there are loads of options now for buying meat online. We’ve been testing some of the newer vendors and retesting the old standbys to trim the proverbial fat and find the best meat delivery services for 2023.
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