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Best mail order meats/meals?

chowinpa Jul 28, 2013 04:38 PM

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

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    Tom34 Jul 28, 2013 05:11 PM

    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. tim irvine Jul 28, 2013 05:35 PM

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

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        asubound Jul 28, 2013 05:45 PM

        I've tried a great meal service called www.blueapron.com
        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.

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          jbsiegel Jul 28, 2013 05:48 PM

          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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            HoosierFoodie Jul 30, 2013 11:06 AM

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

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              jbsiegel Jul 30, 2013 12:35 PM

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

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            Erika RollerGirl Jul 29, 2013 12:43 PM

            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.

            Pro tip: Sign up for their email newsletters to get discount coupons.

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              Plukovnik Jul 29, 2013 10:10 PM

              Crystal River in Carbondale, CO. I used to live in Carbondale and many of the restaurants in the Aspen valley use their meats. They also have a store that I have bought a LOT of lamb and beef from. Check them out. They are delicious. You could check out Allen Brothers and pay twice the amount for half the quality. Crystal River it is.


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