Finding high-quality, organic and healthy meat isn’t always easy. To help you out, I have rounded-up the best online delivery services for grass-fed, organic meat and wild caught, sustainable seafood. Best of all, you order everything online and it gets delivered straight to your front door!
UPDATE: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been updated with the newest delivery services and discounts.
I am a big believer in using grass-fed, hormone-free and ethically-raised meat instead of conventional, factory-farmed meat. It’s more humane, sustainable and it’s higher in quality – which means it’s healthier and also tastes better.
However, it can be difficult to find organic, grass-fed meat and/or wild-caught, sustainable seafood. Even if you do have access to a reliable butcher or a good grocery store meat department, many people are constantly pressed for time and struggle to get household errands (like grocery shopping) done.
Fortunately, there are a few amazing online meat delivery services that sell healthy, grass-fed meat, sustainable seafood and more. You can shop from the comfort of your own home and get your food delivered straight to your front door. Keep reading to learn more about my top choices!
1. Grass-Fed, Organic Meat Delivery: ButcherBox
ButcherBox is a popular monthly meat delivery service that delivers organic, antibiotic- and hormone-free cuts directly to your door. Their meat selection includes 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range chicken, heritage breed pork, and wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon.
The main reason why I love ButcherBox is because of the high quality of their meat. ButcherBox’s meat always tastes DELICIOUS and all of their animals are ethically-raised and naturally-fed.
The meat arrives frozen and individually vacuum-packed in an insulated, eco-friendly box. The price works out to less than $6 per meal and the shipping is always free!
To see how ButcherBox actually arrives to your house, check out this 1-minute video:
If you are having a hard time finding grass-fed, organic meat near you, then ButcherBox is your answer! 🙂
Pictured above: Honey Lime Chicken
2. Grass-Fed Meat and Wild Seafood Delivery: U.S. Wellness Meats
If you would rather skip the monthly subscription and shop à la carte, U.S. Wellness Meats is a great alternative to ButcherBox. U.S. Wellness Meats is an online vendor that sells grass-fed and humanely-raised beef, lamb, bison, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, plus more.
The company believes in going back to the original roots of farming and eliminating big-business farming practices that have a harmful impact on our animals, and our health.
All of the products from U.S. Wellness Meats are sourced from sustainable and small family farms. Other specialty items that are available for purchase from the online store include raw honey, butter, bone broth, and organic produce.
Pictured above: Honey Sriracha Salmon
3. Wild-Caught Seafood Delivery: Wild Alaskan Company
Wild Alaskan Company is a monthly subscription service that delivers wild-caught, sustainably-sourced seafood to your doorstep. Personally, I prefer to consume wild-caught seafood, because it is much healthier, tastes better, and is more sustainable than farmed fish.
All of the Wild Alaskan Company’s fish is caught either in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest, and is frozen shortly after it’s brought to shore. Their seafood gets delivered right to your door in an eco-friendly, insulated cooler with dry ice. You can choose from salmon-only boxes, whitefish (such as halibut and cod) boxes, or combo boxes.
You can skip months, change your delivery date, or pause your membership anytime, for no extra charge. They also offer a 100% money-back guarantee, so if you’re not totally satisfied with their seafood, they will refund or replace the total purchase price.
4. Organic Meat and Sustainable Seafood Delivery: Thrive Market
Thrive Market is an online retailer that sells healthy, organic food at wholesale prices. I like to think of it like Amazon (online retailer) meets Costco (wholesale prices) meets Whole Foods (all wholesome, junk-free foods).
Thrive Market’s meat and seafood delivery options include several bundled boxes, which feature 100% grass-fed beef, certified free-range and organic chicken, pasture-raised pork (all from family-owned farms and free of antibiotics and hormones) and both wild-caught and sustainably-farmed seafood like fish, shrimp, and scallops.
You can select single-animal protein boxes, like the Thrive Market Free-Range Organic Chicken Breasts Box, or variety packs, like the Thrive Market Meat Sampler (which contains chicken, beef, and pork), and you can also customize your own meat and/or seafood box if you prefer to pick and choose items.
Click here to get a free 30-day Thrive Market trial membership! (You can cancel your membership anytime, so it is risk-free.)
Pictured above: Korean Beef Bowls
5. Grass-Fed Meat and Wild Seafood Delivery: Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow is another terrific online service that delivers 100% grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison, wild-caught seafood (including salmon, cod, halibut, shrimp, lobster, and arctic char), heritage breed pork, free-range organic chicken and pasture-raised chicken.
All of Crowd Cow’s meat is free of hormones and is raised without any unnecessary antibiotics. The company sources their meat and seafood from ethical partners, who range from independent family farms to co-ops, who raise their animals in ways that benefit the land and surrounding environment.
Additionally, Crowd Cow offsets the carbon impact of every shipment and each box is shipped in 100% recyclable and compostable materials. You can choose to have a one-time shipment or set up a subscription (where you will save 5% on every box).
6. Pasture-Raised Meat Delivery: Porter Road
All of Porter Road‘s animals are never fed hormones or antibiotics, and are 100% pasture-raised – never in concentrated feedlots. The company is committed to humane standards and sources its meat from small, sustainable family farms in Kentucky and Tennessee.
You can order a curated box of meat or make your own box with a vast selection of meat, such as:
- Beef: Options include Texas short ribs, tri-tip, and osso bucco
- Chicken: Options include whole, bone-in breast and variety packs
- Pork: Options include brisket, belly, butt, and shank
- Lamb: Options include shank, legs, and shoulders
7. Grass-Fed Meat Delivery: Farm Foods Market
Farm Foods Market is an online purveyor that sells 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef that is free of antibiotics and hormones, grass-fed lamb and bison, wild boar, rabbit, wild salmon, heritage duck, heritage pheasant, and elk (medallions and ground meat). They also offer some premade foods such as grass-fed beef meatloaf, beef snack sticks, heritage pork meatballs, and wild salmon burgers.
The company sources their meat from non-GMO small family farms and family-run butchers. You can browse through the site and the different farms to see what meat you would like to purchase. You can read about each farm and their practices, to ensure that they align with your values.
The meat is kept frozen using enough dry ice for it to last more than 12 hours after delivery, that way it’s not a problem if you’re not home when it’s delivered. If your package gets delayed and/or arrives in a poor condition, they will offer you a refund. Lastly, shipping is done via UPS and is free on all orders over 10 pounds.
Pictured above: Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
8. Wild-Caught, Sustainable Seafood Delivery: Vital Choice
If you struggle to find sustainable seafood at your grocery store, Vital Choice is a fantastic option. Vital Choice is an online retailer that sells wild-caught, sustainably-harvested seafood, like Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific halibut, tuna, shrimp, and lobster. You will find some of the best seafood money can buy, and they have an outstanding mail order system.
The owners and executive staff at Vital Choice have decades of experience as professional fishermen. Their seafood is certified sustainable either by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the State of Alaska or Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeafoodWatch program.
Their seafood is frozen at peak freshness and gets delivered right to your door. And if you’re not satisfied for any reason, they will replace your product or refund your money.
In summary, although grass-fed, organic, and sustainable animal protein can be hard to find, there are top-notch, reliable, and affordable meat delivery services out there. By educating yourself about them and signing up for one that suits your preferences, you can have easy access to healthy, high quality meat, no matter where you live!
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- The Best Organic Food Subscription Boxes
- The Best Healthy Smoothie Delivery Services
Have you tried any of these online delivery services for organic, grass-fed meat and wild-caught, sustainable seafood? Let me know in the comments below!