The 9 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 Variety: Fossil Farms

"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 for Beef and Pork: Snake River Farms

"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 Full Meals: Williams Sonoma

"Head to the gourmet retailer's online store for a wide selection of meats, then round the meal out with sides and dessert."

Best for Gifts: Omaha Steaks

"This well-known brand offers something for just about everyone, from full meal packages (including sides) to individual meat cuts."

Best Subscription: Butcher Box

"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 Homestyle Butcher: DeBragga

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

Best with Instructions: Marx Foods

"If you're trying out a new cut of meat, this site provides instructions, tips, and recipes to make sure you cook it perfectly."

Best for Delicacies: D'Artagnan

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

Best for Surf and Turf: Chicago Steak Company

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

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    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.

  • 02 of 09

    Best for Beef and Pork: Snake River Farms

    Snake River Farms
    Courtesy of Snake River Farms

    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.

  • 03 of 09

    Best for Meat and Sides: Williams Sonoma

    Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.

    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.

    Shopping for a holiday? Take a look at our list of the best mail order turkeys for Thanksgiving.

  • 04 of 09

    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.

    You'll need dessert to go with your steak dinner! Take a look at the best mail-order gourmet ice creams to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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  • 05 of 09

    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.

  • 06 of 09

    Best Homestyle Butcher: DeBragga


     Courtesy of DeBragga

    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.

    Want more? Check out this roundup of the best steaks you can buy online.

  • 07 of 09

    Best with Instructions: Marx Foods

    Marx Foods
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    What sets the Marx Foods site apart from its peers is the level of guidance you’ll get with your purchase. Between the test kitchen, the recipes, and the culinary techniques on their website, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ll find help cooking the food you buy, whether you’re looking for a recipe for wild boar or you’re wondering how to properly trim your meat.

    Besides a ridiculously wide range of meat products, including camel for the most adventurous, you’ll also find fruits, vegetables, cheese, and even edible flowers. If you’re looking for something really special, you can even find fresh truffles to finish off your perfect steak.

  • 08 of 09

    Best for Delicacies: D'Artagnan

    Courtesy of D’artagnan

    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.

    Looking for other hard-to-find foods? Take a look at our list of the best online specialty food stores.

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  • 09 of 09

    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.

    For more great recommendations for surf and turf, check out our list of the best places to buy seafood online.

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.