Online butchers are a fast growing industry, as consumers have realised how easy it is to buy good quality meat online and have it delivered at a convenient time to their home or business address.
It used to be that there was a reliable butchers shop in every town, selling top quality, traditionally butchered meat.
However these days there are still these traditional butchers left, and they can deliver all across the country where their goods are in demand.
But with all the companies supplying meat online, how do you choose the best butcher?
A good place to start is to see how long the business has been running, and also to check the credentials of any existing customers. For example, Keevil and Keevil started trading in 1794, a long time in anyone’s opinion! Keevils supply many of London best known restaurant and also many butchers that offer an online delivery service. Ordering from Keevils means you cut out the ‘middle man’ and buy direct from Smithfield Market.
Another important factor in choosing a butcher is the meat itself. You should be getting information regarding the breed, origin, and feed of any product you purchase. Good online butchers will also recommend cooking methods that would suit each product.
The biggest factor for many people is price. Be careful, because the biggest known online butchers are also the most expensive. They can do this because people have heard of them so assume their quality to be worth more money. This isn’t always the case. Keevils products are the best quality on Smithfield Market, and are exactly the same goods sold in many other online butchers, at a lower price.