Although I’ve very much grown out of that phase of my life where I didn’t consider a meal complete unless it included some form of dead animal (see: me from the ages of 15 to 18) I do still enjoy meat. I’m particularly fond of a well-timed steak or juicy roast chicken when I know that it’s been sourced from a farm that actually takes care of its animals and expertly butchered by someone that actually knows what they’re doing.
That’s why I wanted to provide you with this handy little list of some of the best online butchers out there. Because even if you don’t live near one of these brilliant churches of meat, you still deserve to have quality grade cattle delivered to your doorstep at a few days’ notice. I know that a lot of these probably won’t be what you’d classify as “budget” options but it’s important to remember that great meat ain’t cheap. Nor should it be. If you want an animal that’s been raised well and looked after properly for its whole life, you’re going to have to pay for it.
Think of how much it would have cost your parents to raise you and think of all of the food you used to eat in order to become the wonderful, strong human that you are today. It’s probably a lot, right? Well, call your parents and thank them for all those countless meals. And then hit up one of these 8 great online butcher shops to pick yourself up a dry-aged steak to congratulate yourself on all those years of hard work and good eating.