The Best Places to Order Meat Online in 2020

From the everyday to the unusual, these specialty retailers have what you need

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Our Top Picks

Best for Families: Rastelli's at rastellis.com

"Items like the Chicken Drumsticks Box, Steak Craft Burgers Box, and Ground Beef Box come with 12 servings."

Best for Surf and Turf: Chicago Steak Company at mychicagosteak.com

"With everything from live Maine lobsters to filet mignon and Wagyu, this company offers options for fans of both surf and turf."

Best for Pasture-Raised Meat: Porter Road at porterroad.com

"Order high-quality meat sourced from animals raised in Kentucky and Tennessee pastures."

Best Meat Subscription: Butcher Box at butcherbox.com

"No need to do the shopping here; with a variety of different meats and box sizes to choose from, Butcher Box suits your family's needs."

Best One-Stop-Shop: Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com

"The online store sells everything on your grocery list (yes, that includes wine) and more."

Best Homestyle Butcher: DeBragga at debragga.com

"At DeBragga, you can find poultry, veal, smoked meats, and more—like an old-school butcher shop, with a lot more offerings."

Best for Beef and Pork: Snake River Farms at snakeriverfarms.com

"This site can be your new go-to stop for beef and pork—choose from a variety of smoked hams, bacon, and dry-aged beef."

Best for Delicacies: D'Artagnan at dartagnan.com

"Get yourself or a loved one hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, as well as treats like caviar, truffles, or fiddleheads."

Best for Something Wild: Fossil Farms at fossilfarms.com

"If you're shopping for hard-to-find picks like foie gras or yak along with popular meats like beef, this site offers them all."

Best Curated Boxes: Mountain Primal Meat Co. at mountainprimal.com

"The Basic Stockpile Package includes 2 pounds of ground beef, 2 pounds of ground pork, 4 pounds of pork sausage, and fuel sticks."

Due to increased demand for online shopping, items in this article may be out of stock. Updates to this article will be made frequently with products we recommend.

Best for Families: Rastelli's

Rastelli's

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If you're looking to stock up on everything from ground beef and chicken to sirloin steak, pork chops, sausage, shrimp, and salmon, Rastelli's has you covered. All of the products can be stored in your freezer for up to a year, and you can order in bulk or save money on a subscription. Items like the Chicken Drumsticks Box, Steak Craft Burgers Box, and Ground Beef Box come with 12 servings so there's plenty for the whole family. There are also gift box options that are perfect for holiday or corporate gifting.

Started as a one-room butcher shop in New Jersey, Rastelli's remains a family-run business. All of the meat is responsibly sourced and completely free of antibiotics, steroids, and hormones.

Best for Surf and Turf: Chicago Steak Company

My Chicago Steak
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You can find everything from premium Angus beef to wet or dry-aged beef to American Wagyu on this company's website. The variety of cuts is also impressive, from filet mignon to cowboy steaks. Steak assortments are also available, which are great for gifting or treating yourself to something special.

When it comes to seafood, the Fresh Fish Market section offers a variety of fish options. You can click over to the Maine Lobster House to order live Maine lobsters to make dinner extra special, whether it’s a quiet dinner for two or an elegant dinner party celebration.

Best for Pasture-Raised Meat: Porter Road

porter road meat

What was once a brick-and-mortar butcher shop in Nashville expanded into an online source for high-quality cuts made from pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed animals in Kentucky and Tennessee. We love that the intuitive site design guides you through the ordering process, whether you're searching by type of meat, cooking time, or cooking gear. You can even subscribe to receive a custom delivery every two, four, or eight weeks.

Best Meat Subscription: Butcher Box

Butcher Box
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With Butcher Box, you don't just get a meal or two worth of meat out of your order. This monthly subscription service delivers between 24 and 48 servings of meat to your door at a time. You can choose from one of their curated boxes: a beef and chicken box, a beef and pork box, an all-beef box, and a mixed box. You can also customize your own box, choosing from a wide variety of beef, chicken, and pork.

Classic and large-sized boxes are available to suit your family's needs and the box can be changed whenever you like, so you can customize each month’s selection to suit your menu.

Best One-Stop-Shop: Thrive Market

thrive market meat

For seafood, meat, and more, visit Thrive Market. The online store sells everything on your grocery list (yes, that includes wine), plus vitamins and supplements, bath and beauty products, and even apparel and toys for kids. We love the simplicity of a one-stop-shop, which makes meal-planning infinitely easier.

This website boasts a user-friendly layout. The meat market section of the site sorts the inventory by category (grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, organic chicken, sustainable seafood, and variety and bulk packs). You can also refine by diet (keto, AIP, raw, etc.) and filter only items that are preservative-free or sustainably caught.

Best Homestyle Butcher: DeBragga

DeBragga

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Shopping the DeBragga website is like stepping into an old-school butcher shop, but with a lot more offerings. When it comes to beef, you’ll find naturally raised, dry-aged, prime, grass-fed, and Wagyu beef. If lamb is your preference, you can choose from meat from Australia, Colorado, or New York. Of course, there’s also poultry, veal, sausage, smoked meats, and even a few game selections, like venison and duck. For something really special, there are marrow bones, and for gift-giving, you’ll find some gift sets as well as a few non-food gifts.

Best for Beef and Pork: Snake River Farms

Snake River Farms
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Snake River Farms specializes in American Waygu beef, Northwest beef (in qualities from choice to prime), and Berkshire pork. You’ll find everything from burgers to roasts, including gift boxes with selected cuts of meat.

For something just a little different, you can order a variety of smoked hams as well as bacon, and for a real treat, you can order dry-aged beef. They don’t carry a lot of extras, but you can find salts and seasonings along with a few clothing items if you’re shopping for an interesting gift for your favorite meat-lover.

Best for Delicacies: D'Artagnan

D’artagnan
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D’Artagnan prides itself on hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats from animals that live a stress-free life with plenty of space to move around. They have a wide range of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry (including four different breeds of duck), as well as more uncommon fare like rabbit, venison, and wild boar. Charcuterie items include rillettes, cured meats, bacon, sausages, and mousses, as well as charcuterie gift boxes.

For those who want something a bit more special, they also sell duck foie gras, fresh truffles, caviar, and (in season) ramps and fiddlehead ferns. A wide range of gift boxes are great for gift-giving or treating yourself, and the pantry section is worth a look for the demi-glace, duck fat, and fancy olive oils.

Best for Something Wild: Fossil Farms

Fossil Farms
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With a tagline of “Wild. Natural. Sustainable.” you know you’ll find some interesting meats on this site. From alligator to yak, you’ll find options here that you may not find elsewhere, including wild Scottish game, python, and kangaroo.

Of course, there are also more familiar meats, so you can pick up a rib roast or chicken breast and thighs. These won't be your average dinners, though. Fossil Farms offers meat that's antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and sustainable.

For many types of meats, from bison to chicken to alligator, you'll be able to order sausage in addition to whole cuts of meat.

Best Curated Boxes: Mountain Primal Meat Co.

Mountain Primal Curated Meat Box
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Located in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, Mountain Primal Meat Co. offers humanely raised, grass-fed American Highland Beef and American Berkshire Pork, as well as locally sourced bison and elk. Where this online meat supplier really shines is with its curated meat boxes, which are perfect for stockpiling your freezer. You can choose to make a one-time purchase or sign up for a subscription.

The Basic Stockpile Package includes 2 pounds of ground beef, 2 pounds of ground pork, 4 pounds of pork sausage, and a six-stick bundle of fuel sticks (100 percent American Highland Beef Meat Sticks packed with 7 to 8 grams of protein). And after you decide on your meat, don't forget to stock up on Mountain Primal's BBQ sauces!

Best for Meat and Sides: Williams Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma
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If you shop in-store at Williams Sonoma, they might not be the first name you think of when you’re ordering meat. However, they partner with a variety of companies to offer delicious treats like bacon-wrapped filet mignon and Wille Bird organic turkeys online. Some items are holiday-only specials and supplies can run out. However, you can order ahead of time for delivery on a specific date range that works best for your holiday plans. No need to hire a caterer, you can even order a complete meal, including dessert, so all you have to do is heat and serve.

For non-holiday eating, you can order 3- or 5-day entrees, so when you’re too busy to cook, you can order your dinners and just heat and eat. The bar isn’t forgotten, either—there’s a wide selection of cocktail mixers, garnishes, and even coffee beans for an after-dinner drink.

Best for Wagyu Beef: Crowd Cow

crowd cow

This site was inspired by the concept of purchasing meat directly from a local farmer—only instead of having to buy, transport, and store an entire cow yourself, the animal is crowdfunded between a handful of customers. Shop by independent ranches handpicked for their practices and products, or choose a cut of beef (whether 100% grass-fed or pasture-raised grain-fed domestic or Japanese Wagyu beef), pork, chicken, lamb, or seafood.

There are also springtime and butcher's specials, as well as craft meat gifts to send to the meat-lover in your life. Subscribe for free shipping and 5% off every order.

Best for Cured Meats: Carnivore Club

carnivore club

Join the Carnivore Club to receive monthly boxes filled with cured meats or jerky and meat sticks. Whether you love building beautiful cheese and charcuterie boards or just crave the occasional protein-packed snack, this subscription service supplies unique selections of fine meats from around the world.

Sign up yourself or gift it to a friend or family member with an appreciation for flavor. Of course, you can also opt for a one-time purchase to test it out before committing to regular shipments. Beyond boxes, the marketplace stocks interesting gift sets, such as an exotic jerky bouquet, a wild game meats sampler, and a snacks sampler specifically designed for those on a ketogenic diet. 

Best Restaurant-Quality: Stock Yards

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Stock Yards has been around for more than 120 years. It used to be a family-owned butcher shop in Chicago, but it now ships its USDA Prime and USDA Choice steaks all over the country under the umbrella of US Foods.

The company takes pride in the fact that for years, it primarily supplied restaurants, hotels, and clubs and developed a reputation for the “World’s Finest Steaks and Chops.” In the '50s, Stock Yards started delivering this same service to home cooks, and today you can shop everything from subscription boxes and gift sets to individual cuts of steak, veal, lamb, pork, poultry to be delivered to your front door. You can also stock up on seafood, appetizers, sides, and desserts for easy meal planning and buy burgers and hot dogs for your next cookout.

Best for Combos and Gifts: Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks
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Despite the name, Omaha Steaks isn’t just steaks. You can find poultry, pork, lamb, bison, and even seafood. While you can certainly buy your cuts of meat individually, Omaha Steaks is best known for their packages that include a variety of different cuts, and offer a discount for these combos over buying everything separately.

Omaha Steaks also offers collections of full meals, including the meat and sides, as well as skillet or slow cooker meals. Gift boxes, including subscriptions, are available for every occasion. Can’t decide? Gift cards are also available.

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

When the local butcher doesn’t have exactly what she needs, cookbook author and The Spruce Eats writer Donna Currie knows where to order online. She’s personally ordered from half of the companies on this list, and she’s compiling a shopping list for the rest.

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