Finest meat supply service for beef, poultry and extra
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, including the way we eat. Over the past year, many people have turned to online delivery services as a safer alternative to purchasing groceries in-store. Meat delivery services have become particularly popular, and this sizzling trend is showing no signs of cooling off.
These days, high quality cuts of beef, fresh seafood, free range chicken, and even hard-to-find options like bison and elk are just a few clicks away. In addition to convenience, meat delivery services offer farm-to-door meat that is often well above what you can find in the display case at the local supermarket. Whether you are looking for exotic meat, the juiciest steak or the most sustainable food, these six premium meat delivery services will help you put something tasty on your table.
Best Sustainability Practices: White Oak Willows
Six generations and 152 years after its inception, White Oak Pastures is a leader in sustainable agriculture. This family farm in rural Georgia currently raises 10 different grazing animals – from cattle to rabbits – and backs its highly sustainable practices with humane, non-GM, grass-fed and organic certifications.
Thanks to the company’s in-house meat processing facility, White Oak is also a waste-free farm: every part of the animal is used. White Oak offers nationwide shipping for a wide variety of meats and organic vegetables.
[Prices vary; whiteoakpastures.com]
The best seafood from sustainable sources: Wild Alaskan Seafood Company
The Wild Alaskan Seafood Company makes it easy to find sustainably sourced seafood: the company offers a monthly (or bimonthly) seafood membership that brings wild-caught seafood – salmon, whitefish, or a combo box – to your doorstep. All fish is frozen for maximum freshness and pre-portioned for easy cooking.
[Starting at $132 per month; wildalaskancompany.com]
Best subscription: Butcher Box
Butcher Box brings first-class, sustainably grown beef, poultry and seafood (all antibiotic and hormone-free) straight from the farm to your table. There are five different box options available – including a custom box. With free shipping and an average meal cost of five dollars, this is an inexpensive and convenient way to meet your protein needs.
[Boxes starting at $129 per month; butcherbox.com]
Best steak delivery: E3 Meat Company
Former MLB player Adam LaRoche has returned to his rural roots with the E3 Meat Company. What started as a small cattle ranch on his Kansas ranch has grown into a nationwide meat delivery service. To keep up with demand, the company is partnering with local ranchers who have implemented the E3 certified program. This ensures that all cattle are raised responsibly and without the addition of hormones, steroids or antibiotics.
You can find various cuts of beef and even dog food on the website, but E3’s steaks are phenomenal. They are wet ripened for 28 days and then individually wrapped and frozen to preserve flavor and texture. You will definitely taste the difference.
[Prices vary; e3ranch.com]
Best Seafood Selection: Fulton Fish Market
New York’s Fulton Fish Market has been full of bustling fishmongers, curious tourists, and loads of fresh fish since 1822 (especially at its huge new location in the Bronx, where it moved in 2005). Even if you can’t stop by in person, you can get a foretaste thanks to this online delivery service.
You will not find a greater variety of fresh fish anywhere on the internet. With dozens of different options – including dozen varieties of wild-caught fish – you’re guaranteed to find the fillet you’re looking for.
[Prices vary; fultonfishmarket.com]
Best for exotic meat: fossil farms
When you’re tired of turning the same meat on your plate, Fossil Farms is your go-to resource for more interesting options. From alligator to yak and everything in between, the company offers a range of sustainable alternatives to the typical protein options. Fossil Farms sources both wild and wild fish, exotic meats, wild birds and traditional meats and offers complete transparency about where the meat comes from. The company adheres to strict sustainability guidelines, ships throughout the continental US, and also offers reasonable pricing. When you’re ready to expand your protein spectrum, Fossil Farms is your best bet.
[Prices vary; fossilfarms.com]
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