Nothing says “I love you” quite like a home cooked, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth steak—especially on Valentine’s Day. But it can be hard to discern quality meat when ordering online or figuring out what cut to buy at the supermarket. So, why not let expert butchers do all the hard work for you? Here are 10 steak delivery services that ship ready-to-cook beef, directly right to your door. All you have to do is prepare it…and wait for your S.O.’s rave reviews.
1. Butcher Box
This subscription box is every grill master’s dream. Choose between five different boxes, some of which contain pork and chicken. But since we’re talking steak, we have our eye on Butcher Box’s All Beef Box, which includes New York strip steak, top sirloin steak, steak tips, chuck roast and ground beef. And, FYI, all of Butcher Box’s meat is grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free, and humanely pasture-raised by trusted farmers.
2. Chicago Steak Company
Chicago Steak Company is a purveyor of hand-selected, Midwest-raised Premium Angus USDA Prime beef. Each steak—from filet mignon to the dry-aged tomahawk to Kobe Wagyu ribeye—is hand-cut by Chicago butchers that have an impressive five generations of experience. Standard shipping is five to seven days, but express and overnight options are also available. (P.S. You can’t go wrong with the Best Seller, which boasts filet mignon, boneless strips, top sirloin and ribeye.)
FarmFoods sells everything from seafood to pheasant and even elk, but we’re big fans of their grass-fed, sustainably-raised beef that’s free of antibiotics, GMOs and hormones. The meat ships to you on dry ice that can last more than 12 hours, so your steaks are safe even if you’re not home to unpack them the second they arrive. While you could add just enough for dinner to your cart, the Grass-Fed Beef Big Steak Pack is quite a steal for 10 steaks, ranging from top sirloin to London broil. (It includes free shipping, to boot.)
4. Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow sources its grass-fed meat from independent, sustainable producers, including a mix of family farms and co-ops. While you have a ton to choose from (including an impressive range of American and Japanese Wagyu), we’d opt for the boneless ribeye come date night. It’s prized for its marbling and tenderness without being too pricy. Shipping time varies based on your location, but many customers receive their meat in as little as two days. You also have the option of making your order a recurring delivery, so you can set it and forget it.
5. Porter Road
Make this your one-stop shop for beef, lamb, chicken and pork, all pasture-raised and grass-fed on family-owned farms; they’re also free of hormones and antibiotics. The steaks are dry-aged and hand-cut at Porter Road’s own facilities and unlike many other steak delivery services, most of the meat is never frozen. Instead, it’s vacuum-sealed and wrapped in biodegradable insulation, which is super effective at keeping it cold. The Flat Iron is great for Valentine’s Day because it’s the second-most tender cut (after filet, of course), but more importantly, it’s kind of impossible to overcook. Expect your order in three business days or fewer.
6. Snake River Farms
Have you ever met a butcher that invented a whole new breed of cattle? We didn’t think so. That’s what makes family-owned Snake River Farms so special. They first bred Wagyu with high-quality cattle in the ’80s and have been perfecting their meat’s unique marbling and deep flavor ever since. The best part? You get to choose your delivery date. Oh, and the filet mignon two-pack has date night written all over it.
7. Omaha Steaks
This family-owned company is world famous for a reason. Omaha Steaks was founded more than 100 years ago in Nebraska, the cattle capital of the U.S., and that’s where the steaks are still sourced from today. All of them are grass-fed, grain-finished and aged for at least 21 days for tenderness. For Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with the Steak & Shrimp Meal, which includes four ribeye steaks, beer-battered shrimp, sweet potato fries and a Vanilla Lover’s cake. If you order with standard delivery, expect it in five business days or fewer.
8. Meat N’ Bone
Shop beef, poultry, pork, lamb, game and seafood from some of the best suppliers in the world. Meat N’ Bone’s beef in particular is sourced from family farms in the Midwest, besides some Wagyu cuts from Japan and Australia. Why don’t you and your honey cozy up to a classic Surf & Turf on date night, complete with a massive porterhouse steak and two Caribbean lobster tails? Shipping takes about three days on average, but rates vary based on your location.
9. Harry & David
There’s no shortage of steak to choose from on Harry & David’s online store. But the Stock Yards steaks are the cream of the crop. The USDA Prime and Choice cuts are aged for 21 to 30 days, so they’re guaranteed to be super flavorful and tender. We’d suggest the London broil, a wet-aged cut carved from USDA Choice top sirloin that ships with a tin of peppercorn steak spice rub. Standard orders arrive in four to seven business days.
You can get just about anything shipped to your doorstep with Goldbelly, a curated marketplace of artisanal foods and snacks from local restaurants and food producers all over the country. And it truly doesn’t get more convenient than the steak dinner for two kit from Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC. The iconic resto has been in the Meatpacking District since 1868, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about beef. The kit includes a trimmed filet, a dry-aged New York sirloin, creamed spinach, a sherry potato cake and a bottle of marinade, so all you’ll have to worry about is dessert.
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