The Meat’s in the Mail
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17 Places to Order Pork, Steaks, and Other Meats Online

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The Meat’s in the Mail
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The Meat’s in the Mail

With Smithfield, Tyson, and other meat processors closing plants due to the coronavirus outbreak, pork may become scarce at local grocery stores. But there are other options for putting fresh meat, poultry, and seafood on the dinner table. Look online and you’ll find everything from monthly “subscriptions” of steaks and chops to freezer-ready boxes of barbecue — not to mention individual shipments of organic ground beef, grain-fed veal, free-range poultry, and farm-raised exotic game. Whether you’re planning to cook a special meal or just looking to keep the family well-fed, it’s a carnivore’s delight out there.

Note: Price and availability subject to change

Related: 35 Beloved Local Eats That Can Be Shipped to Your Doorstep

Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma

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Who they are: You know them for their upscale cookware, kitchen appliances, and pantry items, but Williams-Sonoma also sells mains, sides, and desserts by mail.
Meats available: Ham and pork roasts, as well as beef roasts, turkey, lamb, fish, and shellfish. Special cuts of meat may also be available from third-party vendors such as Pat LaFrieda. 
Specialty products: Breads, candies, coffee and tea, cooking sauces, oils and vinegars, baking mixes, and more 
Subscriptions available: No 
Free shipping: No; standard and next-day shipping available, starting at $6.

D'Artagnan
D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan

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Who they are: Founded in 1985, New Jersey-based D'Artagnan specializes in farm-to-table, humanely raised meat, poultry, and pâté.
Meats available: Berkshire and heritage pork, bacon and sausage, lamb, bison, beef, veal, venison, duck, chicken, turkey, other game birds
Specialty products: Pâté, foie gras, caviar, truffles, charcuterie, butters and oils
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; rates based on weight, shipped via FedEx Overnight

DeBragga
DeBragga

DeBragga

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Who they are: These New York butchers have been in business for nearly a century (we think their original name, Brooklyn Hotel Supply Company, is kind of cool). They specialize in Gloucester Old Spots heritage pork and dry-aged Prime beef. 
Meats available: Beef, pork and ham, lamb, poultry, veal, and game birds 
Specialty products: Salumis, smoked meats, sausage, and bacon, as well as marrow bones, stock, and spices 
Subscriptions available: No 
Free shipping: No; standard overnight shipping starts at $10 based on region.

Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks

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Who they are: Omaha Steaks pretty much wrote the book when it comes to the meat-by-mail business. Founded by Latvian immigrants in 1917, they’ve been selling meat by mail since the 1950s.
Meats available: Ham and pork, sausages and bacon, beef, poultry, lamb, veal, bison, jerky; fresh seafood also sold
Specialty products: Meal kits; prepared appetizers, soups, stews, and sides; desserts; wines
Subscriptions available: Monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly box plans available, starting at $80
Free shipping: No. Shipping starts at $18, with express and rush options available.

Harry & David
Harry & David

Harry & David

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Who they are: Best known for gift baskets bursting with fresh fruit, snacks, and sweets, Harry & David also owns a stable of specialty mail-order services, including Stock Yards.
Meats available: Ham and pork, beef, poultry, lamb, veal, seafood
Specialty products: Prepared appetizers, sides, and desserts
Subscriptions available: Yes, with 3-, 6-, and 12-month options, starting at $200
Free shipping: No; standard, expedited, and overnight shipping available, starting at $10

Fossil Farms
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Fossil Farms

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Who they are: New Jersey-based Fossil Farms was founded more than 20 years ago, selling farm-raised game birds and exotic meats. If you’ve got a hankering for yak, ostrich, or alligator, they can hook you up.
Meats available: 22 varieties in all, including Berkshire pork, beef, poultry, lamb, as well as antelope, kangaroo, and rabbit
Specialty products: No, but their Boonton, New Jersey, store sells prepared foods and hosts monthly chef dinners.
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No

Porter Road
Porter Road

Porter Road

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Who they are: Nashville-based Porter Road is fairly new to the online ordering world, having launched in 2017, but they have a decade’s worth of experience selecting and selling locally raised meats.
Meats available: Pork, beef, lamb, chicken, bacon and sausage
Specialty products: N/A
Subscriptions available: Yes, starting at $70 with free shipping. Choose delivery every 2, 4, or 8 weeks.
Free shipping: Yes, on orders of more than $100. Express shipping is also available for a fee.

Joyce Farms
Joyce Farms

Joyce Farms

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Who they are: This Winston-Salem, North Carolina, farming operation has been a family affair since it began in 1962. They specialize in heritage poultry but also sell select meats as well.
Meats available: Beef, ham and pork, poultry, rabbit, and game birds
Specialty products: Olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; standard and overnight shipping via UPS.

Kansas City Steak Co.
Kansas City Steak Co.

Kansas City Steak Co.

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Who they are: Little wonder that a former cowtown like Kansas City would be home to great barbecue and butchers. Kansas City Steak Co., in business since 1932, specializes in wet-aged steaks and Berkshire pork.
Meats available: Beef, bacon and ham, chicken and turkey, and fresh seafood
Specialty products: Prepared appetizers, side dishes, and desserts
Subscriptions available: Yes, with 3-, 6-, and 12-month options, starting at $275
Free shipping: No, except for seasoning packets, gift certificates, and gift cards. Shipping starts at $15, with options for overnight and weekend delivery extra.

Chicago Steak Co.
Chicago Steak Co.

Chicago Steak Co.

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Who they are: USDA Prime-grade Midwestern beef is the Chicago Steak Company’s stock in trade. They offer both wet- and dry-aged cuts, but also sell some pork.
Meats available: Beef, ham and pork, chicken, and seafood
Specialty products: Prepared sides and desserts, plus gift baskets, cutting boards, aprons, and T-shirts
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; standard, express, and overnight options available.

Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors

Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors

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Who they are: As any foodie will tell you, some of the best burgers in New York City are made with Pat LaFrieda ground beef. But LaFrieda is also known for their dry-aged prime beef and pork, which they’ve been selling for decades to NYC restaurants.
Meats available: Seven different blends of ground beef, plus beef, pork sausage, rack of lamb, ground turkey, and beef jerky
Specialty products: Steak sauce
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; Pat LaFrieda uses third-party mail-order service Goldbelly for all shipments.

Rastellis
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Rastelli's

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Who they are: A New Jersey-based purveyor of meats and deli items since 1976, they have a focus on sustainably raised Midwestern beef, pork, and poultry.
Meats available: Beef, chicken, salmon, shrimp, pork sausage
Specialty products: Veggie burgers
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: Yes, on orders over $200; otherwise, $25 on orders less than $90, $10 for orders of $90 to $200.

Lobel’s of New York
Lobel’s of New York

Lobel’s of New York

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Who they are: This fifth-generation family operation in New York City specializes in USDA Prime and Wagyu dry-aged beef, Berkshire pork, and other meats.
Meats available: Beef, pork and ham, poultry, lamb, veal, and seafood
Specialty products: Sausages, smoked meats, barbecue
Subscriptions available: Yes, with 3-, 6-, and 12-month options, starting at $499.
Free shipping: Only for monthly subscription service. All other shipments via FedEx Overnight, starting at $6 based on weight and region.

Snake River Farms
Snake River Farms

Snake River Farms

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Who they are: This family-run operation in Idaho has been in business for a half century, and they specialize in wet- and dry-aged steaks.
Meats available: Beef, burgers and hot dogs, pork (limited basis only)
Specialty products: No
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; starts at $10. Standard, express, and overnight options available.

Black’s BBQ
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Black’s BBQ

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Who they are: Third-generation Texas barbecue in Lockhart, a small town outside of Austin. They’re one of the 50 best barbecue joints in the world, according to Texas Monthly, which knows a thing or two about barbecue.
Meats available: No steak. Beef brisket is the star here, but smoked turkey, chicken, beef and pork ribs, and sausage are also sold.
Specialty products: Pumpkin and pecan pies, plus sauces and rubs
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No

Holy Grail Steak Co.
Holy Grail Steak Co.

Holy Grail Steak Co.

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Who they are: Holy Grail specializes in Japanese Kobe beef and claims to be the only online supplier of these rare cuts of imported meat, prized for their rich marbling. They also sell domestic dry-aged and grass-fed beef.
Meats available: No pork. Just Wagyu steaks and ground beef patties
Specialty products: None
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: Yes, ground shipping on orders greater than $199. Otherwise, overnight delivery is $100 and standard shipping $30.

Peter Luger Steak House Butcher Shop
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Peter Luger Steak House Butcher Shop

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Who they are: The landmark Brooklyn steakhouse, one of the oldest in the U.S. still in operation, specializes in dry-aged strip steak.
Meats available: Steak, steak, steak… and thick-cut bacon. That’s it.
Specialty products: Steak sauce
Subscriptions available: No
Free shipping: No; all shipping by FedEx Overnight