It’s easy to wax poetic about buying meat from a sustainable source when you live close to a local butcher shop that cuts down whole, local animals every day. But what if such a spot isn’t accessible? Or, for that matter, what if you just don’t feel like going to another store after your trip to the market? There’s only so much time in a day, especially when it’d be nice to eat dinner before 10 p.m. Good news: Some of the best meat in the country is available for delivery straight to your door. Here are seven online butchers that we love, with the cuts you should be buying from them.
Kurobuta heritage pigs are grown for flavor, and the breed’s high quantity of fat promises a juicy finish. ($17, approx. 5 oz.)
This deeply marbled beef is a breed of Japanese Wagyu cattle by way of Texas. ($50, approx. 14 oz.)
Fossil Farms: Wild Boar St. Louis Ribs
The fat cap like one on these 1 ½-inch Porterhouse steaks is rare to find at the grocery store. These cattle from Silver Fern Farms are raised in the green pastures of New Zealand, producing a robust, grassy flavor. ($248 for eight 22 oz.-steaks on Marx Foods)
Buy from online butchers, then make these:
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