Best mail order meats/meals?
What are your favorite companies for mail order meat or meals?
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.
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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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.