Nothing beats a mouth-watering steak that has been sizzled to perfection on the grill. Unfortunately, when buying your meat at a regular grocery store, this magical moment can be marred as you bite into a chewy, flavourless piece of meat as opposed to the butter-soft, taste sensation you were hoping for. The reality is that grocery stores these days simply do not adhere to the same standards of quality as most online butcher stores do. Hence, the reason why countless Canadians are now opting to buy meat online.
Here is a round-up of the seven most important reasons why you too should consider ordering meat online, and at the Chophouse Steaks online butcher shop, in particular.
You never know what you are going to get when you walk into a grocery store in search of meat. Some days, you may be lucky enough to find the cuts that you are searching for. However, more often than not, you will end up having to settle for what is currently on offer. The difference when it comes to buying meat online is that you will always have the power to select the cuts that you want, when you want them. Most online butcher stores’ selection is varied and extensive.
For instance, here at Chophouse Steaks, we stock the following cuts of beef for your convenience (and, we are always adding new options):
Full of flavour and almost as melt-in-your-mouth as fillet steak, our dry-aged striploin steaks are a popular choice among all of our online shoppers. Did you know that the striploin steak is called by many different names? Here in Canada, we call it ‘striploin’, but in the UK, it is called ‘sirloin’. In the USA, it goes by Ambassador Steak, Hotel-Style Steak, Boneless Club Steak, New York Steak, Kansas City Steak, Veiny Steak and Top Loin.
Cut from the animal’s rib section, and known to be slightly more fatty than certain other cuts, ribeye steaks are often celebrated for being the juiciest cut of steak there is.
Tenderloin is a cut derived from the animal’s loin. Not a fan of chewy beef? Then this is the cure for you. It is known for being the most tender of all available steak cuts, hence its name.
Wagyu ground beef is derived from Wagyu cattle. These special cattle are raised without antibiotics or hormones and are kept on a strict diet. Ultimately, this encourages natural marbling and better tasting beef.
Boneless steaks obviously have the bone removed. They are just as delicious as the many bone-in alternatives.
Wagyu Inside Skirt
The inside skirt is a fatty, juicy cut of meat. It is known for its particularly robust flavour.
Beef Back Ribs
Anybody who loves ribs will go nuts for our beef back ribs. Simply spectacular!
Tomahawk steak is another firm favourite among our customers. Did you know that it is called “tomahawk” because the steak features a long bone that resembles a single-handed axe? It is also commonly referred to as a ‘Cowboy’ steak or a bone-in ribeye steak.
Bone-In Rib Steaks
Bone-in is the way to go if you are hoping to maximize the flavour of your beef.
The beef that you find in the grocery store simply does not come close to the level of quality that you will be able to take advantage of when you buy meat online. Here at Chophouse Steaks, for instance, all of our beef is selected from the top 2% of the herd or better. In other words, our beef is of better quality than 98% of all other beef products. Therefore, while you may pay a little bit more when you order meat online, you will enjoy the taste and texture that is truly beyond compare.
Furthermore, from a quality perspective, what really makes our online butcher store stand out is our 45 years of experience, and that we also go the extra mile to ensure that it is done right. We also dry-age some of our premium beef products in-house.
And yes, you read that right! We offer you USDA prime beef, Canadian Wagyu beef and Japanese Wagyu beef. To make things even better, at our online butcher store we dry-age some of our USDA prime beef cuts in-house.
Just in case you are not aware, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) grades beef according to quality. There are eight grades, with the top three as follows:
The highest possible beef quality. At the moment, under 3% of all carcasses grade as Prime.
High quality, but it has a much lower fat content than Prime, therefore, affecting its flavour somewhat.
Leaner meat, but still of acceptable quality. Not as tender or juicy as either of the above.
According to e-commerce statistics released by export.gov, there were 19,8 million e-commerce users in Canada in 2018, and there are expected to be an additional 5,21 million users shopping online by the time 2021 rolls around. The reason for this? A better, more varied selection certainly plays a part. But, the number one reason why online shopping has sky-rocketed over the past decade is that of convenience. Why drive all the way to the grocery store, traipse through the aisles, and stand in long queues at the checkout counter when you can get everything on your shopping list online from the comfort of your sofa?
There is no denying that the process of shopping for meat at a grocery store is particularly long-winded and tiresome. You have to browse the various cuts and often make tough decisions if and when the cut you were originally looking for is not available. The meat section of the store is also often the busiest, which can prove frustrating and even more time-consuming.
On the other side of the coin, you do not need to stress about any of this when you buy meat online. Browse through your options, add your favourites to your cart, and checkout in minutes as soon as you are done. Simple, stress-free and, most importantly, ultra-convenient!
Special Packages and Gift Certificates
When you buy meat online, and at Chophouse Steaks, in particular, you will have the option to save by purchasing special sample and/or variety packs. These packs have been created to provide you with a flavoursome experience as you dive into the unique flavour profiles of some of our most popular cuts of beef. Currently, our sample/variety packs are as follows:
This variety pack comes with the following:
- 2 x 10 oz (283 g) Brant Lake Wagyu Striploin,
- 2 x 10 oz (283 g) Dry-Aged USDA Prime Striploin, and
- 2 x 10 oz (283 g) Chophouse Prime USDA Prime.
Did you know that Wagyu is hailed as the ‘best beef in the world’? This sample pack will allow you to find out why. It contains the following:
- 2x 170 g (6 oz) Brant Lake Wagyu Top Butt Cap Steaks, and
- 2x 225 g (8 oz) Brant Lake Wagyu Top Butt Cap Steaks.
This family pack is the perfect buy for families, especially those who have fussy eaters among them. The pack comes with the following:
- 2x 283 g (10 oz) Chophouse Striploin Steaks, and
- 1x 227 g (6 x 6 oz) Brant Lake Wagyu Beef Patties for burgers so succulent, they simply will not be able to resist.
The contents of this variety pack are perfect for smoking and slow grilling. It contains the following:
- 1x Brant Lake Wagyu Beef Back Rib, and
- 1x Brant Lake Wagyu Beef Bavette.
Wondering what to get the meat lover in your life? Is it not obvious? An incredible gift card from Chophouse Steaks is sure to do just the trick! The Chophouse gift card is an amazing gift for anyone who appreciates a great steak. When purchasing it, you can choose the amount that you would like to give from as little as $25 right up to $500. That way, the lucky recipient can satisfy their craving for an amazing piece of meat by choosing the exact cut or package that they would like to savour.
Locally Processed Meat
There is something special about supporting local. Chophouse Steaks sources its premium beef from the best cattle regions in the world. In fact, we are the exclusive local purveyor of Brant Lake Canadian Wagyu. The Wagyu is raised in Alberta, and is grain-fed and hormone-free. The artisan beef is at the core of why our online butcher store is becoming the most popular in all of Canada. For the cattle producers of Brant Lake Canadian Wagyu, animal care, nutrition and humane handling are how they ensure premium quality beef. They also recognize that animal care, food safety and environmental issues are important to consumers and society in general. That is why they are partners in the Verified Beef Production program that established and endorses production standards in these important areas.
When you order meat online, you will be able to choose from a wide range of payment methods and delivery options. Here at Chophouse Steaks, you can order and pick up from our Halifax warehouse if you live nearby. However, you can also feel free to give us a call to make other delivery arrangements. As far as available payment methods go, we currently accept all major credit cards. We also allow for direct cash payments to be made when you pick up your beef from our warehouse.
As if you need any more reason to buy meat online! No more wondering what is the best place to buy meat online or how to find a quality steak delivery near me… Chophouse Steaks is the ultimate online butcher store in Canada. Countless cuts to choose from and quality beyond compare, you simply cannot go wrong with our selection of prime beef. So, why not go for it? Order meat online today or contact us for further information. We look forward to playing a part in serving up the most incredible steak you have ever tasted!