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Jul 28, 2013 04:38 PM

Best mail order meats/meals?

Hello friends,
What are your favorite companies for mail order meat or meals?

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  1. Hi Chowinpa,

    Many years ago I bought steak from Omaha Steaks, Kansas City Steak Co & Lobel's. I would have to give the edge to Lobel's.

    Having said that, one thing they all have in common is a price much higher than a good local butcher. A second thing they have in common is you don't get to see the product at the time of purchase.

    I haven't bought mail order in years. I found that a hand picked sub primal from a good reputable butcher produced a better product at a better price.

    1. I have not located anyone in Texas offering the ham of my childhood. I like Surrey Farms.

      1. I've tried a great meal service called
        They ship fresh ingredients to your home by express mail packed in a cooler type package. The meals are very good although a bit gourmet for every day. i would highly recommend for foodies but maybe not families with children.

        1. We had some awesome burger meat from Flannery. Haven't tried any of their other beef, tho.

          Love Seabear for salmon too,

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          1. re: jbsiegel

            We've ordered from Flannery many times and the meat is always very good. Try the rib-cap if you can get it.

            1. re: HoosierFoodie

              Will do! I'm definitely going to order from them again!

          2. I buy pastured, grass-fed/grass-finished beef, pork, lamb and chicken online from the following vendors - Slanker's Meats, US Wellness Meats, Caw Caw Creek (for pork only - fantastic pork belly source), Tendergrass Farms, and Hickory Nut Gap Farms. I have had excellent experiences with buying from each.

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