Looking for that perfectly marbled ribeye steak? How about a juicy, tasty prime rib? Pork ribs, chops, country ham, decent hamburger meat, or roast? Trying to buy good meat can be a frustrating experience. Butcher shops are almost nonexistent anymore and we are stuck with limited choices at our local supermarket. The only time we see the butcher is when he comes out of the back to restock the cooler. If you know of a good butcher in your city, make him your friend. There are few things more delicious than a great steak. A good butcher will hold the best cuts for you or might even cut them to order.
If you can't find a real butcher locally, check these online shops for incredible meats and respectable service.
Chicago Steak has an incredible selection of very fine beef products in every cut imaginable. Wet aged and Dry aged. You will also find great Prime Beef items as well as Kobe-style Beef. Really fantastic quality of meats at decent prices. Good shipping and great customer service. Definitely give them a try.
They also have some very nice seafood selections, pork, chicken, turkey, and many other delicious foods.
Igourmet, one of my favorite specialty food stores, has a fantastic meat department. Beef, Lamb, Pork, Veal, Ostrich, Elk, Venison, Wild Boar, Bison, and Rabbit are just some of the varieties they carry. You can find some very nice organic meats here, Berkshire pork, Kobe-style beef, artisan cured sausages, farmhouse bacons, and lots more good stuff.
Igourmet also has some fantastic samplers and gift baskets that would make any carnivore happy!
“Everyone in the food world knows how influential D’Artagnan has been in almost single-handedly bringing great game and foie gras to chefs in America.” - Danny Meyer (owner of Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern and other top New York restaurants).
If you are looking for delicious pork, then Johnston County Ham is the place to go. Fantastic quality meat from a legendary Southern company. Their country ham is the best in the world, not to salty with a delicate texture. Perfection.
You will also find dozens of excellent products that you must try - honey cured hams, prosciutto, dry cured bacon, and lots more. You're missing out if you haven't tasted a Johnston County ham.
Greensbury has a wide selection of various cuts (especially for beef). Great variety packs and always special deals on shipping!
All Greensbury Market farms are certified United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic. Greensbury farms are considered "beyond organic" - animals are humanely raised, farms are completely self-sufficient and sustainable.
Tendergrass Farms offers a huge selection of beef and pork cuts, as well as chicken and turkey. Tendergrass products are of the highest quality and some of the finest you will find, exceptional taste and very moist.
Another quality feature of ordering with Tendergrass is their efficient shipping model. All orders are processed through a central distribution center in Nebraska, allowing them to ship by ground FedEx - a huge saving on shipping costs for the customer.
A whole lamb constitutes approximately 40 lbs of vaccum packed meat; chops cut to 1 1/2" thick, two whole legs, 4 shanks, sholder steaks cut to 1" thick, ground meat, stew meat.