With restaurant shut downs and potential meat supply-chain issues, now is a great time to look into sourcing meat and seafood in other ways. Here are some of the best meat and seafood subscription boxes out there.

By Samantha Lande
September 29, 2020
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There are so many great ways to get high quality meat and seafood without going to the grocery store. Many farmers have surplus right now from decreased restaurant orders so buying direct from farmers or butchers can actually help them out. Plus, meat and seafood boxes usually come with higher quality meat than you'd actually find in a grocery store. And did we mention they make great gifts? Here are nine of our favorite meat and seafood boxes.

Pat La Frieda: Famed New York City butcher (who supplies many area restaurants) is shipping out boxes of his best cuts via Goldbelly. Pick from a few different boxes including "The Sampler" which includes steaks, burgers, sausages and hot dogs — the perfect grill pack.

Snake River Farms: Some of the country's best meat comes from the Pacific Northwest. Snake River Farms (known for their Wagyu) and Double R Ranch (prime and choice steaks) have paired up to offer the best in meat. Choose from a fresh or frozen delivery. We are partial to the ultimate dry-aged steak assortment.

FultonFishMarket.com: This website sources all of its fish from New York's iconic Fulton Fish market, so you know you are getting high quality seafood. Choices are endless, but if you can't decide, grab one of their curated boxes like the Ocean Fest complete with salmon, fluke, sea bass, and rainbow trout, plus shrimp and PEI mussels.

Sitka Salmon Shares: Where better to get your salmon (and other seafood) than straight from Alaska? Sitka Salmon Shares, from Sitka, Alaska, supports fisherman and gives you access to some incredible seafood. Their salmon lovers box comes monthly and is filled with four different kinds of salmon including Coho and Sockeye. They give access to special recipes for inspiration as well.

Flannery Beef: These dry-aged steaks usually make their way to some of the finest chefs across the country, but with times changing, they've put an emphasis on nationwide delivery (and some pretty high-end takeout menus too). They are best known for their dry-aged steaks but also have pork, lamb, sausages, and burgers. Grab a nice gift box or a great deal in some of their rotating Helluva Deal packages.

Boston Smoked Fish: If you are looking for something a little different, hot smoked fish from Boston Smoked fish is a great option to try. They have a variety of products made with hot smoked fish, all put together in this family pack that includes hot smoked salmon, smoked bluefish pate, and smoked salmon pate. Perfect for a brunch spread or to eat with crackers or even break up some of the salmon into pasta.

D'Artagnan: If you are looking for a bit of everything from pork and lamb to duck and chicken, this is a great place to start. You can even search by various cooking methods plus add charcuterie, pantry items like olive oil and even get fresh truffles to complement your meal.

Porter Road: Porter Road sources out of farms in Tennessee and Kentucky. What started as a Farmers' market stand and butcher turned into an online shop to get so many great cuts of meat. Choose from a box or start a subscription like the stay at home bundle that has ground beef, ground pork, Italian sausage, and breakfast sausage.

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative: Now, more than ever, small family farms need us, and buying from the Grass Roots coop, a co-op of family farms is a great way to do so. Everything here is pasture raised and non-GMO, so you can assure high quality beef, pork and poultry.

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