There are a lot of places to buy meat online. Here at Mantry, we try to narrow down the choices for people looking to grill so we wanted to suggest two great sources and tell you which use case is best for Crowd Cow and Butcher Box. Is Crowd Cow better than Butcher Box? Is Butcher Box better than Crowd Cow? Well, it depends on what you are looking for.

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Crowd Cow

Crowd Cow is one of the best places to buy Japanese Wagyu Beef Online. They have steaks like Japanese A5 Wagyu Ribeye Steak and A5 Wagyu Ribeye Fillet from Miyazaki Gyu, Kogoshima and Hokkaido. Crowd Cow sells Certified Kobe Beef online too, like A5 Kobe Petite Strip Loins and a variety of other luxury cuts. If you want PREMIUM steaks that are hard to find anywhere locally (think Wagyu and specialty cuts from Australia) go Crowd Cow.

Butcher Box

Butcher Box is an easy set-it-and-forget-it service that ships grass-fed beef in an easy, subscription box format. Just select what you want from a variety of beef, pork, chicken and bacon and the Butcher Box subscription assures you’ll get quality meat consistently. If you grill out a couple of times a week Butcher Box is a simple option and there are often great deals to capitalize on such as free bacon for life or whatever their current offer is.

Crowd Cow Specializes in Japanese A5 Wagyu

Crowd Cow vs. Butcher Box for Gifts

Crowd Cow is great for “Meat Gifts” as they have a very simple build-a-gift option that allows you to pick individual steaks and even seafood. This way you can mix in one luxury Japanese steak with other premium cuts. Again, the Butcher Box is a good choice for gift subscriptions. In the meat delivery gift arena, we would also suggest Snake River Farms.



If you are looking for Japanese Beef online, Crowd Cow is a reliable source that even has real Kobe beef (there are lots of imposters). Butcher Box offers good service and has meat that feeds a family or anyone doing paleo, Keto or lots of heavy lifting. You can’t really go wrong with either option (we try not to cover things that suck) so have a look and if you want to try buying some premium meat online, give either a try.


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