You may love your local grocery store, but they don’t always have what you need. Also, if you’re looking to save money on essentials like beef, seafood, and chicken, it’s usually cheaper to buy wholesale from suppliers online. But where should you go? Here are the best online retailers for meat:
Chicago Steak Company
If you’re a steak-lover, this is a great website to browse. You’ll find cuts like premium Angus as well as wet-aged and dry-aged steaks. You’ll even find Wagyu beef, which is the American variation of Kobe, the best beef in the world. The site also offers pork, poultry, seafood, and burgers.
US Wellness Meats
For grass-fed meats, this is a site with reasonable prices and a huge variety. You’ll find grass-fed red meats, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, and more. If you’re on the Paleo diet, check out more speciality items like bone broth and organ meats. You can even shop by diet like Paleo, Keto, AIP, Whole30, or sugar-free. The site sources all its products from sustainable family farms.
The big selling point of this company is the free shipping and high-quality. All the beef is 100% grass-fed, the chicken is free-range and organic, and the pork is free from excessive antibiotics. It’s a subscription service, so you choose between a “Curated” or “Custom” box. The Curated Box comes in a small 24-meal or large 48-meal size. You don’t get to choose the meat, but the Butcher picks a mix of classic and more unique cuts and meats. In the Custom box, you have total control over what you want in a 30-meal or 60-meal box. Thanks in no small part to the free shipping, you end up paying way less than if you bought the same amount of meat at a grocery store.
A co-op of organic-certified family farms, Organic Prairie is for people who really care about where their meat comes from. You can even click on the bios of the farmers on the website to learn more about the families. For maximum safety, each batch of meat gets tested for bacteria. The co-op also keeps detailed records on every animal so you always know exactly where your beef, pork, or chicken came from. In addition to kitchen staples like chicken thighs and ground beef, you can get high-quality organic hot dogs, summer sausage, and pepperoni slices.
Founded by Justin Marx, this company is for the adventurous meat eater. You’ll find elk, yak, rabbit, alligator, frog, insects, and even snake when you browse the site. There are also “normal” choices like your classic grass-fed beef, poultry, pork, and seafood.
For a seafood-exclusive retailer, Alaskan Harvest is based in Oregon and sells seafood caught in wild Alaska waters. There’s wild salmon, black cod, crab, oysters, lobster, scallops, shrimp, swordfish, and more. If you order from them a lot, the Frequent Buyer Program is a great way to get points that can be redeemed for free products.
Whole-30 approved and certified with the coveted Seafood Watch label from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sizzlefish has been providing sustainably-caught seafood for three decades. If you eat a lot of seafood, check out their subscriptions. The standard contains 14 portions of certain products (like salmon, catfish, haddock) and can be sent weekly or every 2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks. The two pricier subscription options give you more high-end product options like sea scallops.
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