The 10 Best Meat Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: ButcherBox

"In going the customizable route, subscribers can pick the types of meat they receive and even mix it up."

Best Value: Omaha Steaks

"Omaha sells way more than steaks: customers can purchase entire meals, from apps to desserts."

Best Restaurant Quality: Stock Yards

"While Stock Yards comes in on the pricier side, the meat is restaurant-quality."

Best for Delivery Options: Rastelli’s

"All products are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, and the seafood is wild-caught."

Best for Cured Meat: Carnivore Club

"Included in subscriptions are four-to-six cured meats monthly, and they’re ready to eat once unboxed."

Best for Bacon Lovers: Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club

"Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club warns customers ahead of time: This is not the stuff you will easily find at your supermarket."

Best for Dieting: Jerky Dynasty

"Subscribers are treated to regular jerky and super exotic jerky like alligator and ostrich jerky."

Best Farm to Table: Moink

"Everything is grass-fed, free-range and free from antibiotics, GMO grains, confinement buildings and unethical practices."

Best Luxury: Crowd Cow

"CrowdCow also touts fancy packages, like the Japanese Wagyu subscription, at $249."

Best for Customization: Porter Road

"Sourced from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee, the mean is dry-aged and hand-cut before it's popped into the box and shipped."

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    Best Overall: ButcherBox

    Butcher Box

    Butcher Box

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ButcherBox is experiencing an overload of orders, and are therefore unable to keep up with demand, due to strain on product availability and fulfillment. This may mean that any orders or subscriptions placed through ButcherBox will be shipped later than expected. 

    ButcherBox founder Mike Salguero has an obsession with rich and healthy grass-fed beef. But he realized there's an accessibility problem with it since only 1% of the beef consumed in the United States is 100% grass-fed. So, with ButcherBox, he's become focused on selling "better for you" meat like grass-fed beef, heritage breed pork and organic chicken. The service is focused on meat that meets the following requirements: is humanely raised, doesn't have hormones or antibiotics added and has high-quality products.

    Starting at $129 for seven to 10 lbs. of free-range organic chicken, beef, heritage-breed pork and bacon, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon, customers can order their meats monthly. There's a 16-22 lb. plan, which is $238 per month, or there's a customizable option at $149 per month for nine to 14 lbs. of meat, adding up to 30 meals.

    In going the customizable route, subscribers can pick the types of meat they receive and even mix it up. Too much meat? There's an option of an eight-week delivery period instead of four weeks. Plus, customers can cancel or pause their subscriptions at any time.

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    Best Value: Omaha Steaks

    Omaha Steaks

    Omaha Steaks

    Omaha Steaks has was doing subscriptions before subscription boxes were even invented—and well before anyone ever owned a computer. What started as a small-scale butcher shop in Omaha became a mail-order venture in 1953, which it remains today (though they also have Omaha stores as well). Since its inception, Omaha's ethos has been on high-quality meats at affordable prices.

    That remains its focus, but now Omaha sells way more than steaks: Customers can purchase entire meals, from apps to desserts. There are always tons of promotions and changing costs, but grilling and steak boxes start at $80 per month.

    Contents of the boxes vary monthly, but grilling boxes feature ribeyes, boneless New York strips, boneless chicken breasts, bacon-wrapped bistro steaks, boneless pork chops, and more. The same goes for steak boxes, which can include top sirloin, filet mignon, flat iron steaks, boneless New York strips, and more. Should customers want to vary their subscriptions there are bi-monthly and quarterly options as well. 

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    Best Restaurant Quality: Stock Yards

    Stock Yards

    Stock Yards

    Founded in 1893 by the Pollack family in Chicago as a retail butcher shop, Stock Yards is another longtime steak spot. The company is rooted in the tradition of delivering high-quality steaks while touting a loyal customer base. And since its acquisition by US Foods in 2000, the company has had a successful direct-to-home shipment service.

    Stock Yards has many subscription options, but the Stock Yards Club and Steakhouse Club stand out. Sign up for a three, six, or 12-month subscription ranging between $200 to $1,300 per month. With each shipment, customers will receive a heaping of USDA prime and USDA choice cuts and constant variety. Customers who choose the Stock Yards Club subscription can receive meat options including a rack of lamb, sliced ham, porterhouse steak, boneless rib eye, oven-roasted turkey, and more. Steakhouse Club members can receive baby back pork ribs, boneless rib eye, a complete-trim filet mignon, and more. While Stock Yards runs on the pricier side, the meat is restaurant-quality.

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    Best for Delivery Options: Rastelli’s

    Rastelli’s

    Rastelli’s

    Consumers may have heard of Rastelli’s from QVC—or maybe they spotted one of their gourmet markets Rastelli Market Fresh in New Jersey—but Rastelli's is ideal for people who love options.

    A subscription features single meats, combos, chicken, ground beef, salmon, steak, shrimp, tuna, or sausage. Plans include a Meatball Box, a Holiday Spiral Ham, a Burger Box, a Surf & Turf Box, and more. There are even a few keto-friendly options: a Keto USDA Organic Chicken & Grass-Fed Beef plan and a Keto USDA Organic Grass-Fed Steaks & Burgers plan. All products are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, and the seafood is wild-caught. 

    Customers can choose between eight to 24 servings with delivery options starting at one week for $99 and going up to six weeks. The company allows consumers to be picky and customize their orders.

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    Best for Cured Meat: Carnivore Club

    Carnivore Club

    Carnivore Club

    Cured meat lovers will be big fans of Carnivore Club. Each month, the subscription service sends customers cured meat from a different artisan vendor—so they'll never receive the same thing twice.

    While subscribers can’t choose the specific meats they receive—and they need to commit to three months of deliveries—the selections are top-notch. Included in subscriptions are four-to-six cured meats monthly, and they’re ready to eat once unboxed. Meats range from pepperoni to salami and different types of jerky. There are two subscription choices: the Classic Box and the Snack Box. Types of meat found in the Classic Box are garlic salami, smoked soupy, parmigiano cheese salami, and beer salami. Some meat options found in the Snack Box can include a mango habanero beef jerky, honey Sriracha chicken bites, a pepperoni seasoned stick, and a maple BBQ stick. The monthly subscription fee for the Classic Box is $45 plus shipping, while the Snack Box starts at $25 plus shipping.

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    Best for Bacon Lovers: Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club

    Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club

    Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club

    Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club warns customers ahead of time: This is not the stuff you will easily find at your supermarket. Bacon Buff of the Month Club prides itself on its relationships with a diverse range of top bacon makers. While subscribers might get bacon from a bigger brand, they'll also be provided some from smaller farms.

    Quite possibly the best idea ever invented, Bacon Buff Bacon of the Month Club gives you artisanal bacon and bacon swag. We can’t imagine a better package. So consumers should be aware that after eating this bacon, they will get addicted to high-quality bacon and continue ordering it to get their fix. It costs $29 per month plus shipping. 

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    Best for Dieting: Jerky Dynasty

    Jerky Dynasty

    Jerky Dynasty

    Attention jerky lovers: Jerky Dynasty specializes in jerky and only jerky. It’s high-protein, low-fat, and fits with paleo, keto, and Whole30 diet plans. Choose a monthly subscription or an every-other-month subscription starting at $30 per month, depending on whether you want to focus on jerky for fitness or jerky for fun.

    Subscribers are treated to traditional jerky and super exotic jerky like alligator and ostrich. There are three subscription options to choose from: the Dynasty Club Edition, featuring 16 to 24 oz. of jerky in a variety of forms, the Fitness Edition, with 24 to 32 oz. of jerky to replenish muscles, and the Lite Edition, which is ideal for taste-testers since it offers only eight to 12 oz. of jerky. In each box, customers receive a mix of gourmet, exotic, and premium jerky that are different textures and types. Some are ideal for snacking, while others are perfect for a post-gym nosh. Plus, each month, subscribers will find other goodies in the form of sausages, sticks, and snacks.

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    Best Farm to Table: Moink

    Moink

    Moink

    At Moink, they seriously care about their meats and fish: Everything is grass-fed, free-range and free from antibiotics, GMO grains, confinement buildings, and unethical practices. The husband-and-wife team who founded Moink grew up on family farms in the Midwest, and after school, they returned to a farm in the Heartland to become tender-hearted carnivores. They are trying hard to fix the system to make it a better place for animals and farmers, and they have partnerships only with like-minded farmers.

    There are plenty of subscriptions to choose from at Moink, ranging from the all-beef to the chicken and salmon and everything in-between. There's a small sampler box for those who want variety that includes beef, pork and chicken. In terms of pricing, subscriptions range from $129 to $159. All boxes are customizable so if you want to lamb instead of salmon, it's easy to make that change. Skip a box or cancel a subscription at any time.

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    Best Luxury: Crowd Cow

    Crowd Cow

    Crowd Cow

    CrowdCow works with independent farms to offer a range of meat subscriptions. This is one of the only subscription boxes out there that allows customers to receive ground beef only if that’s what they want for $89 per month. Or, they can opt for the Farmer's Market Reserve at $159 featuring an assortment of beef, pork, and chicken—plus another handpicked item from the brand. Starting at $99, the Custom Box lets subscribers choose from CrowdCow's most popular cuts like beef roast, flat iron steak, Norwegian Atlantic salmon, and more. The Steak Lover's subscription will thrill any meat connoisseur with cuts like Japanese Wagyu petite striploin steak and Denver steak.

    CrowdCow also touts fancy packages, like the Japanese Wagyu subscription, at $249. Included in the box are facts about that type of meat, how the specific animal was raised, and information about the meat's origins.

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    Best for Customization: Porter Road

    Porter Road

    Porter Road

    Sourced from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee, Porter Road prides itself on acquiring meat from animals that are raised outside and are free from hormones or antibiotics. Their rationale? It just tastes better. Consumers can be assured that the meat is dry-aged and hand-cut before it's popped into the box and shipped. Simply put: The meat at Porter Road is extraordinary.

    Customers can order everything from dry-aged burgers to handcrafted sausages and pasture-raised chicken. Select a Butcher's Choice Subscription, and change meat selections at any time. The company also has more than 20 add-ons to fully customize and complete a meal. Subscribers can choose to have a delivery every two, four, or eight weeks. Boxes range from the Beef Box that includes four premium steaks, 2 lbs. of ground beef, and two complimentary steaks for $95, to the Best of Porter Road Box that features 8 lbs. of pasture-raised selections for $100.