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The best meat delivery services in 2020: Omaha Steaks, Crowd Cow, Porter Road and more

by Kathleen Arreguin (2020-05-15)

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valentines-day-stock-photos-1.jpgSometimes, nothing hits the spot quite like a delectably juicy burger or a perfectly grilled steak. Doubly so when you've been stuck at home for nearly two months because of the coronavirus. 

We get it -- you're probably trying to limit your trips to the grocery store while you and your family self-isolate at home. Even when you do go out to shop for necessities like groceries, the pandemic has caused major disruption. There are new protocols, like having to wipe down your carts and wear a face mask. And after all that, places where prime cuts of juicy steak, organic chicken, heritage pork, dry aged beef, grass fed steak and quality ground beef (with actual flavor) were plentiful and readily available may now have empty shelves. 

But with the help of online butchers, you can still have high-quality meat of all kinds -- grass fed beef, long link dry-aged, humanely raised, organic meat and sustainable seafood -- delivered right to your door contact-free. 

Full disclosure, we've been big fans of these meat delivery services since their inception -- way before COVID-19 -- and their products are welcome in our kitchens regardless of what's going on in the outside world. Even better, meats keep, so if you're not ready to fully embrace the carnivore lifestyle, you can freeze these savory morsels until you're ready for a very hearty meal. We know plant-based eating is important, but at least some of the time we still occasionally crave a burger, whether it's seared over open flames on a grill or in your favorite cast-iron skillet -- delicious meat products know no season, after all. 

Omaha Steaks

As with meal kit subscriptions and grocery delivery services, companies that deliver premium meat options and butcher subscriptions have proliferated in the past several years. This is a good thing, because since there are so many meat delivery services, many online butchers have sought to fill a specific niche meat subscription box subcategory of the market. Some specialize in grass-fed, pasture raised, organic or Wagyu beef while others focus on a wider range of cuts of meat, chicken and sausage, cured meats or hard-to-find exotic meats like wild boar and venison that may not be sold at your neighborhood butcher, even in the best of times. Regardless of their niche, however, all of the online butchers and meat subscription services on this list of the best meat delivery offer delicious, premium meat options.

Read more: The best meal kit delivery services

What we're getting at is that whether you're looking for a great value on meat delivery, specifically seeking out humanely raised and eco-friendly meat or simply hungry to try the latest, greatest and highest quality meats available (hello, American Wagyu), there's a delivery service out there to fit your specific needs.