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Gourmet Steaks

Updated on December 3, 2010

5 tips for getting pure and fresh gourmet steaks online and 5 reasons why you should be buying meat online.

Gourmet Steaks Online

One usually has to travel or spend a lot of time on local meat butchers to look for steaks available in the market. But as technology arises, the need to shop for gourmet steaks has become easy and less time consuming. Thanks to online butchers, it is now possible to order steaks through the web and have it delivered right at your very doorstep.

Buyer’s Guide

But how will you know if you are getting pure and fresh meat? Consider these 5 tips before buying gourmet steaks online:

  • Grading - Check the ratings. The USDA (The United States Department of Agriculture) has formed 3 segments to rate and distinguish beef based on quality. These three segments have been named as "Prime", "Choice" and "Select" - in descending order of quality. Without those ratings, the guides suggest that most such meat is 'Select', hence of the cheapest quality - so choose wisely.
  • Price - Without a doubt, price is the most concern when buying steak online. Try to compare prices first for same quality meat before investing. Make it sure you get value for your money.
  • Testimonials - Another important factor to consider. Testimonials will help you in making your decisions whether to buy or not.
  • Shipping costs - Could either be encouraging or detrimental aspect. Some meat portals may charged extra charges for faster and fresh shipments. Again, consider those guides above before making your decisions.
  • Experience - The last but not the least, experience is considered to be the best factor for buying guides. Once you have a positive impression on such meat portal, it will be easier for you to know which one will you go for and became a loyal consumer and which is to be avoided.

Just consider these few guides in choosing your online butcher to have that gourmet steaks at the highest quality delivered to you.

Now, let’s find out the reasons why one should opt for buying steaks online:

  • Convenience - With just few clicks, you will be on your way to order that steaks you craved for instead of beating around the butcher while spending a lot of your time- and of course, without the need to leave your home and saves you effort from traveling.
  • Costs - Some meat portals offers discounts or special offers which usually not available in the local butcher shop.
  • Varied Catalogs - One important reason why one opts to buy gourmet steaks online because of wide range of selections. Everything you need from rare meat products, gourmet steaks, barbecue pork chops and red meat are available at these online portals.
  • Bulk Buys - Most local butcher shops cannot meet certain demands for bulk orders while you can always do this online.
  • Organic Meat - Keeping the business’ reputation, online butchers make it sure to provide authentic  organic meat in order to gain positive feedbacks from their consumers.


So if you want quality without exceptions, the choice is to buy gourmet steaks online only from a reputable online meat portal, and have that dinner with your friends and loved ones a delicious experience.

"How to Cook Steak" series by Donald Russell

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