Deals We Love: Meat Subscriptions
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This week we're tackling the meat subscription space.
Grilling season is well and truly upon us and even the most responsible and stringent social-distancers are finding themselves regularly lighting charcoal and refilling propane tanks.
Deals We Love this week is tackling the meat subscription space. The idea of walking into a corner shop and ordering “the usual” from a butcher who knows your first name is nice but not always realistic, especially not right now. Luckily companies like the ones we chose below are there for you. They’ll deliver high-quality beef, chicken, pork — and in some cases fish and plant-based foods — right to your doorstep at the frequency of your choosing.
After your meat arrives, here are 120 grill recipes to make the most of your new subscription.
Via Porter Road
Porter Road was born in 2010 when Nashville-based catering company co-owners James Peisker and Chris Carter faced an endless struggle to find quality, local cuts of meat from butchers they could trust. Fast forward 10 years and Porter Road now operates out of its own facility in Kentucky and hand-cuts every piece of meat it delivers.
Porter Road works only with partners who can guarantee the animals are raised outside, fed vegetarian, non-GMO feed, and given proper attention at every stage of development. All Porter Road beef is dry aged for a minimum of 14 days to create tenderness and an intense flavor profile.
Porter Road customers can choose between five different subscription boxes containing a variety of cuts ranging from $70-127. Customers also get to choose the delivery cadence that works best for them by opting for a new box every two, four or eight weeks. If you want a little extra of this or a little less of that in your next order, no problem, every box can be customized prior to delivery.
Why We Love It: All Porter Road subscription boxes ship free, regardless of price point. For à la carte orders, free shipping applies for boxes over $100.
Ray Rastelli, Jr. built a two-room butcher shop out of a defunct donut shop in 1976. Within 15 years, Ray and his brother opened seven more locations across the U.S., building a reputation for meticulous standards and high-quality butchery at every turn. Rastelli’s has even been tapped to help feed members of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Rastelli’s partners with farmers across the world to provide a truly unmatched variety of offerings. From midwestern Black Angus cattle and poultry from the Shenandoah Valley to Heritage breed hogs in eastern Pennsylvania and seafood from the world’s most advanced fisheries, Rastelli’s has something for everyone. It even offers a line of plant-based options for vegans, vegetarians or those seeking some variety.
Rastelli’s sources only food that is certified antibiotic, steroid, and hormone free and all of its seafood is wild-caught or sustainably raised in the wild. The company offers one-time purchases as well as subscriptions delivered every one, two, three, four or six weeks.
Why We Love It: Organic options are available in many of its beef, pork, and chicken products and shipping is free for orders over $200.