The 13 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

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

Best for Overnight Delivery: Market House at

"Choose from a high-quality selection of USDA prime beef, grass-fed beef, grass-fed chicken, pork, lamb, and seafood."

Best for Pasture-Raised Meat: Porter Road at

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

Best for Surf and Turf: Chicago Steak Company at

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

Best for Delicacies: D'Artagnan at

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

Best Homestyle Butcher: DeBragga at

"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

"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 Organic: FarmFoods at

"FarmFoods features organic, humane farms across the country, so you can choose the origin of your meat."

Best Meat Subscription: Butcher Box at

"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 for Wagyu Beef: Crowd Cow at

"Choose a cut of pork, chicken, lamb, seafood, or beef—whether 100% grass-fed or grain-fed domestic or Japanese Wagyu beef."

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.

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    Best for Families: 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.

    *Rastelli's is processing and shipping orders on a normal schedule at this time.

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    Best for Overnight Delivery: Market House

    Market House

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    In addition to being able to choose from a high-quality selection of USDA prime beef, grass-fed beef, grass-fed chicken, pork, lamb, and seafood, Market House offers free next-day delivery on all orders over $99—so you can shop for tomorrow's night dinner today. Curated dinner packages, hot sauce, a great selection of spices and seasonings, and craft cocktail ice packs are also available.

    Market House is dedicated to sustainable food production practices, partnering exclusively with farms and fisheries that uphold the strictest of standards, so you can expect grass-fed, non-GMO, and organic meat and wild-caught seafood. Lending even more credibility to this "modern marketplace" is James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee, who oversees the selection of meats and seafood.

    *Market House is fulfilling orders on a normal schedule at this time.

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    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.

    *Porter Road will be restocking regularly, however, due to unusually high demand orders placed today may take up to 5-7 days to ship.

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    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.

    *Chicago Steak Company is shipping on-time currently. You can select your estimated delivery date at checkout.

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    Best for Delicacies: 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.

    *D’Artagnan is processing and shipping orders on a normal schedule.

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    Best Homestyle Butcher: 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.

    *DeBragga is still processing and shipping orders on a normal schedule. For specific information about shipping to your location, check out the delivery map.

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    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.

    *Snake River Farms is scheduling deliveries for as early as this week.

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    Best Organic: FarmFoods

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    FarmFoods features organic, humane farms across the country, so you can choose the origin of your meat. Read about each farm's history and practices on the site and use that to inform your purchase. Shipping is free, but you must meet a minimum of 10 pounds per order.

    Beef, pork, and chicken are the mainstays, but you can also choose from a selection of other products like lamb, elk, seafood, and heritage duck and pheasant. Plus, the site has Paleo treats and meals and a great sale section.

    *FarmFoods is shipping normally right now.

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    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.

    *Due to high demand, Butcher Box has started a waitlist for new customers.

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    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.

    *Crowd Cow is fulfilling orders as scheduled.

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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.

    *Currently, Fossil Farms is operating at a limited capacity and some deliveries are delayed.

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    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.

    *Omaha Steaks is shipping normally. An estimated delivery date will be provided to you at checkout.

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    Best for Meat and Sides: 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.

    *While William Sonoma stores are closed currently, deliveries can be scheduled as normal.

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