The demand for home delivery has been steadily increasing with the highest it's been in the last year. Food delivery has seen the biggest increase with meat delivery getting a major up swing.
Ordering your meat online and getting it delivered to your door may have sounded obscured before meal kits normalized it. And now there are so many companies offering to deliver your choice of meat to your door.
We set out on our search for the best meat delivery company in the US, which led us to Wild Pastures, Omaha Steaks, ButcherBox and CrowdCow. We decided to try them all out to see what they really offer and if they're all the same?
- Deliver a wide selection of meat to your door
What do they sell?
- Wild Pastures offers 100% Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Chicken, and Pasture-Raised Pork
- CrowdCow offers Grass-Fed Beef, Grain-Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Chicken, Pork, and Seafood
- ButcherBox offers meat and salmon
- Omaha Steaks sells meat, seafood, sides, and dessert
- Wild Pastures meats are ethically and sustainably raised and sourced from local family farms that do not use fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics on their land and animals.
- Crowd Cow meat is humanely raised without added hormones
- Butcher Box meat is free range, organic, hormone and synthetic-free focusing on sourcing, mostly from Australia and Alaska
- Omaha Steak focuses on a wide selection of cuts
- Wild Pastures offers two memberships, the Standard annual membership for $59 (25-40% savings on pasture-raised meats, flat rate shipping of $7.99, and a 365-day money-back guarantee), and the Plus annual memberships for $79 (all that plus free shipping) for a whole year
- CrowdCow just offer members 5% off your box and free shipping over $99
- ButcherBox offers monthly and bi-monthly subscriptions
- Omaha Steaks operates on individual orders
- Wild Pastures have a more streamline easy to use service that offers customization without being confusing about cuts or price
- CrowdCow customizable boxes make the process of buying a box complicated and extremely expensive
- ButcherBox has an easy sign up
- Omaha Steaks with a huge variety has a long process for first time buyers
Wild Pastures, a subscription delivery service devoted to making higher-quality, ethically sourced meat a lot more accessible and at the lowest price. Their meats are ethically and sustainably raised and sourced from local family farms. They are unbelievably transparent about how their product is produced, sourced, and prepared.
Wild Pastures offers two memberships, the Standard annual membership gives you access to 25-40% savings on pasture-raised meats, flat rate shipping of $7.99, and a 365-day money-back guarantee for $59. The Plus annual memberships offer all that with the addition of free shipping for a whole year for $79. They also offer month-to-month boxes too if you want to try them out without a membership.
From there you get to create your own custom boxes with whatever you enjoy. Depending on your needs you can choose from the 10-11 lbs for $89 box, the 20-21 lbs for $178 box, or the 30-31 lbs $267 box and fill them with your preference of the different cuts of beef, chicken, and pork.
Signing up was easy and the delivery of our box was quicker than we expected. The meat was easily the leanest, juiciest, and tastiest meat we have ever had at home.
Crowd Cow is a subscription-based meat delivery service located in Seattle, Washington specializing in sourcing high-quality grass-fed beef in the United States, from local ranches and independent farms.
When we first went on to their website we were a little overwhelmed, the process of choosing the meat you wanted, customizing your box, and signing up was overly complicated. And when we got to the end we could only then sign up for their membership, which was a disappointing 5% discount and only free shipping when you spend over $99.
But the biggest surprise was the whopping price tag at the end. Our box was way more expensive than our Wild Pastures delivery even though it has less meat in it.
ButcherBox offers a monthly and bi-monthly delivery service of meat and Wild Alaskan salmon across the US. Much of their meat is sourced in Australia with a focus on more limited cuts of steak, chicken, and pork.
Their meat is all either free-range, organic or hormone and synthetic-free. They operate with their partners with high standards for sustainability and better conditions for the animals being raised. As much as we appreciate and value that, ButcherBox lacks variety and offers a very small range of cuts. You also don't have the freedom to select the cuts you want, which is a major downside, especially when ButcherBox costs an average of $150 for 9-11 pounds.
Omaha Steaks is one of the longest in the business, delivering meat for years. However, they've forgotten to take any sustainable, ethical, or health initiatives in recent years. They do offer a huge variety but almost all their meat is from grain-fed animals, meaning that it is tied to mass production and not in a sustainable manner.
Their meat is sourced from around the state and is produced in high quantities. It is USDA-approved, but they offer no specific standards for farming practices, use of hormones, or other related concerns. They also do not mention meat grade quality.
It was very clear we would not be ordering from Omaha Steaks as we want to ensure the meat we consume is good for our bodies and our planet. Even though Crowd Cow and ButcherBox produce high-quality ethically sourced meat, Crowd Cow was overly complicated and needs to be streamlined while ButcherBox needs to offer more variety and freedom to choose.
Wild Pastures' taste, quality, and service were way above the rest! We have kept our Wild Pastures subscription and are loving every box we get. Each one is full of our favorite cuts of meat that are always melt in your mouth good. We've even saved money by switching to Wild Pastures. Their average customer saves $864 per year.
Wild Pastures is the easiest, most cost-effective, and delicious way to enjoy meat in a healthy and sustainable way.