10 meat subscription boxes that are still delivering
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Earlier this year we brought you a list of the very best meat subscription boxes delivering in the U.S. As the coronavirus changed the landscape of grocery shopping, many people turned to online options to have their groceries delivered or simply outsourced to companies shipping from around the country. Quickly, many people signed up for meat subscription boxes, overwhelming production, and causing waitlists for the most popular boxes and products.
One of the best parts of choosing to have meat or seafood delivered is that you can often find higher quality cuts of meat than you might find in your local grocery store. You can also find more luxurious products, like Wagyu beef and lobster, that aren’t always easy to get your hands on. Whether you’ve spent the lockdown upping your cooking game and are ready to tackle some fancy new meals or are simply looking for a constant supply of quality ground beef, these are the best meat subscription boxes that you can order right now.
1. Crowd Cow
An extremely popular meat delivery service, Crowd Cow sources meat from over 100 farms in 23 states across the U.S. The meat and seafood offered from this company, which was founded in 2015 in Seattle, claim to be high-quality, sustainable, and shipped in eco-friendly packaging. Plus, we tried it, and we loved it.
With Crowd Cow, products can be ordered à carte or as part of a larger, pre-selected or customized package. Starting at $99, we think the Custom Box is the perfect place to start with Crowd Cow. Using this option you can select exactly what products you want, including Japanese Wagyu, Icelandic Arctic Char, thick-cut bacon, filet mignon, and more. Or, if you want something you can just add to the cart and order, the $148 Grill Master box has bone-in ribeye steaks, pork chops, hot dogs, ground beef, and top sirloin steaks.
2. Omaha Steaks
During the first few weeks of my quarantine in NYC, my boyfriend’s mom started sending assortment boxes from Omaha Steaks—and honestly it was an exciting change to our lockdown diet. Around since 1917, “America’s Original Butcher” ships tons of types of meat and seafood that can be ordered individually or in pre-selected packs. They also offer sides, desserts, seasonings, and wine. Basically everything you need for an entire meal.
One great thing about Omaha is that it offers plenty of different price points to choose from. The $149 Ultimate Gourmet Assortment has a little bit of everything: filet mignon, top sirloin, pork chops, jumbo franks, some seafood, plus seasoning, sides of potatoes, and caramel apple tartlets. For $84.99, have the perfect at-home date night with a steak and wine combo, or order everything you need for the perfect weekend of grilling with the Grand Grilling Assortment that includes filet mignon, chicken breasts, pork chops, burgers, franks, sausage, and more.
ButcherBox puts a lot of time and energy into the meat it sources. All of its meat is humanely raised without antibiotics or hormones. ButcherBox experienced high demand at the beginning of the summer, so customers were promoted to join a waitlist before being able to order anything from the site. However, it now claims to be
operating “business as usual.”
Customers can create their own custom box or choose a pre-designed box of all beef, beef and chicken, beef and pork, or a mixed box with all three. The mixed box, billed as the most popular, starts at $129 for eight to 11 pounds of meat shipped every four weeks. And if that’s not enough, easily add on extras like a pack of bacon or chicken breasts, to be prepared for every meal.
4. Porter Road
It’s safe to say that Nashville knows country music, and Nashville-based Porter Road knows meat. Created as a way to provide the founders’ friends and family with the same high-quality meat they got in Music City, Porter Road now ships non-GMO fed beef dry-aged for a minimum of 14 days around the country.
Some of the boxes that are available for order right now include the $127 Butcher’s Choice Box, with two dry aged steaks, two pork chops, a pound of ground beef, a pound of bacon, and a monthly, seasonal selection. There’s also the Stay at Home bundle, with ground beef, ground pork, italian sausage, and breakfast sausage, and the Beef and Pork Basics Box, with dry aged sirloin filets, pork chops, ground beef, and ground pork.
5. Carter Country Meats
According to the folks at Carter Country Meats, the process involves old-school butchery that uses the whole animal so nothing is wasted. “Our goal is to create a new food model that incorporates our regenerative land and ranching practices with sustainable delivery options to deliver the highest quality beef directly to your doorstep,” the company says on its website.
Starting at $110, customers can select Big Horn Boxes that are five, ten, or 20 pounds, which include a variety of high-quality meats based from three categories. Tier one makes up 15% of the box with cuts like filet mignon and 45-day dry aged ribeye tomahawk. Tier two, representing 35% of the box, includes secondary muscles and steaks, like top sirloin and flank. Tier three, making up the last 50%, includes items like hamburger patties, sausages, stew meats, and even dog treats.
6. Pig of the Month Club
You might have heard of Pig of the Month Club, the company shipping creative flavors of bacon (seriously, they have sweet sriracha honey bacon and even pumpkin spice bacon) around the U.S. Starting at $119 for three months of the club, customers will get two pounds of bacon (one pound each of the month’s two flavors) to spice up breakfast, a sandwich, or just to snack on straight out of the frying pan.
But that’s not all: Pig of the Month Club now has BBQ of the Month Club, which comes with tasty cuts of BBQ and sides. Starting at $225 for three months, club members can expect boxes that include sliced brisket, rolls, and baked beans on month and two racks of Memphis-style ribs, a pound of bacon, and bacon-studded caramels for desert.
Also, be sure to use the code "BeSafe" to get free shipping on all subscription boxes.
7. Home Chef
Home Chef is the best meal kit you can order, but did you know they offer meat-only subscription boxes, too? The company recently began selling Protein Packs, which just contain various cuts of meat. Customers can opt for the Essential Protein Pack (chicken, ground turkey, sausage, and ground beef), the Surf and Turf Pack (salmon and chicken), or the Essential Protein Pack Plus (chicken, sirloin steaks, and round beef).
8. Vital Choice
If you’re avoiding red meat and focusing on seafood, Vital Choice is your new best friend. Vital Choice offers sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood—among many other types of catch—that are cleaned and flash-frozen shortly after harvest. If you’re from a landlocked state, this might be a seafood game changer.
Vital Choice boxes start at $129 for the Wild Salmon Box, which comes with salmon burgers, dogs, sausages, smoked salmon, and plenty more. At $169, the Wild Fish Box has sole, sablefish, cod, tuna, halibut, and more. And if you want selfish, grab the Wild Seafood Box for $199. All boxes ship the second week of the month, meaning you’ll always know when your seafood is on the way.
Rastelli’s believes “that good food is both our most basic need and the greatest thing you can share with other people.” And if that idea isn’t convincing enough to order the direct-to-consumer meat, then maybe the fact all of its meat is certified antibiotic, steroid, and hormone free and their seafood is wild-caught or sustainably raised in the wild will give you some comfort.
With Rastelli’s you can add as much as you want to your shopping cart and then get discounts for converting some or all of your purchases into a subscription. A family-owned operation, Rastelli’s has obvious products like ground beef, chicken breasts, and different types of steak, but they also have plenty of other handy cuts like beef and chicken fajitas, plant-based meats, wild-caught albacore tuna, and different types of meatballs.
According to Belcampo, what started as “one mom’s desire to feed her family the healthiest meat possible became a mission to revolutionize the industry from the inside out.” Belcampo, based in California, now delivers meat that’s certified organic and humane, pasture-raised, grass-fed, and raised on a farm with regenerative practices and climate positive farming.
If you’re looking for a pre-selected box, Belcampo’s Summer 6-Pack has chuck steaks, bone-in pork chops, ground beef, chicken hindquarters, Tuscan sausage grind, and beef snack sticks for $129.99. Other best sellers include organic bone broth, heritage ground pork, and the mouthwatering tri-tip sirloin.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.