If this July Fourth weekend has gotten you in the grilling spirit, it might be a good idea to check out what a meat delivery service has to offer that your local grocery store can’t provide. Though it’s obviously too late to get something for Independence Day, there might still be time to take advantage of a holiday deal.
We previously reviewed the best meat delivery services, in case you’re considering a meat subscription box that extends past the holiday. Services like these offer home delivery of quality grass-fed, organic, sustainably raised and specialty meats like Wagyu with just a few clicks, saving you an extra trip to the store or butcher shop for fresh cuts. Plus, most of these online butchers offer both a monthly subscription or a one-time order option to match your specific needs — whether they be filet mignon or chicken breast. Right now many of them have big deals on meat delivery happening for the holiday weekend. From big burger boxes to tri-tip sirloin, ribs and roasts, these are the best meat delivery deals for your backyard barbecue.
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Note that most of these companies offer rush delivery so you can be cooking in the next few days, but please check with each individual seller to ensure timely delivery.
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The gourmet online butcher and retailer was offering 25% off select July Fourth meat staples, including Wagyu strip steak, andouille sausage and organic chicken tenders. The discount ended at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET) on July 2, but the online store is still worth checking out.
D’Artagnan has been providing quality meats to restaurants and home cooks for more than 30 years. It has a wide-ranging selection of rare and classic butcher cuts, charcuterie, poultry and pantry items. If you’re looking for a showstopper rack of lamb ribs or hard-to-find cut of beef, D’Artagnan is a good bet. It also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee with every purchase.
Holy Grail Steak Co.
Wanna get real fancy? Order $199 in Wagyu steaks from Holy Grail and it’ll add a free two-pack of signature Wagyu burgers ($18 value) to your order.
About Holy Grail Steak Co.:
If you’re looking for the very best in beef and have a few extra pennies to spend on the good stuff, let us introduce you to Holy Grail Streak Co. The newcomer to the high-end meat-delivery game sells the best American-raised Wagyu with a deep portfolio of top A5-grade Japanese Wagyu producers on the planet. This includes ultrarare Hokkaido Snow Beef and beloved Kobe Beef. On the website, you can sift through meat “collections” like Japanese Wagyu, American Wagyu, USDA Prime Black Angus, Akaushi, steak flights and Wagyu burgers.
Crowd Cow has a lineup of Fourth of July meat boxes to match your crew’s taste in meat. Poultry lovers can get three free-range whole chickens for $44, or go big with the Ready, Set, Grill box filled with New York strip steaks, hot dogs, a tri-tip roast and rib-eye.
About Crowd Cow:
Crowd Cow aims to “create an alternative to the current meat commodity system” by connecting consumers to a carefully curated selection of small farms and independent ranches around the world. The offerings range from grass-fed beef and both Japanese and American Wagyu to pork, chicken and American-raised lamb (bison will be added soon). There’s even a selection of sustainable seafood for those craving surf and turf. You have the option to search by specific cut or type of meat, or by farm.
Snake River Farms
Snag 2 free pounds of American Wagyu ground beef and 1 pound of premium deli hot dogs when you spend more than $249 at Snake River Farms. Use code SPARKS20 to get this Fourth of July deal.
About Snake River Farms:
Snake River Farms is not a meat subscription service but does offer exceptional dry-aged, USDA prime beef and American Wagyu (think Kobe), known for its marbling, tenderness and big flavor. Cows are sustainably and humanely raised in the Northwest. Snake River also offers heritage Kurobuta Berkshire pork — a favorite among chefs.
Porter Road has a few deals and special meat boxes for the Fourth of July, including the Summer Box ($35). It includes 2 pounds of dry-aged ground beef, six dry-aged beef hot dogs and three bratwursts — all made with pasture-raised meat and free of any fillers or flavor additives. It’s too late to order in time for a shipment guaranteed to arrive Saturday, but who’s counting?
About Porter Road:
Based in Nashville, Porter Road offers cuts of beef, pork, chicken and lamb. All the beef is pasture-raised with no hormones or antibiotics, and Porter Road uses humane practices, giving the animals room to roam. The packaging is made from corn-based foam too, so you can use it as fuel for your grill (genius!). Most of the company’s meat is shipped fresh, but depending on the cut, some will come frozen. You can order as much or as little as you want. Options include New York strip steaks, rib-eyes and ground beef but also harder-to-find cuts such as lamb T-bone. You can also choose from assorted box options, including all beef, pork and beef, that come every two, four or eight weeks, and customize as you go.
Omaha Steaks’ Summer Greatest Grilling Pack ($159) should have you more than covered for a Fourth of July celebration. The massive meat box includes four 6-ounce sirloins, four boneless pork chops, four boneless chicken breasts, four burgers, 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 pound of tenderloin tips, four kielbasa sausages, four jumbo franks and a jar of seasoning.
About Omaha Steaks:
The OG Omaha Steaks has been in the meat delivery business for as long as I can remember. It has a preference for grass-fed beef, though both grain- and grass-fed are offered. Omaha doesn’t advertise organic meat like others or provide much information about how the animals are raised, but with a nearly “100-year-old tradition of premium, aged and hand-trimmed beef and satisfaction guarantee,” it’s got plenty to brag about.
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