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Best Meats to Order Online for an Easter Feast or Passover Seder

Bag a beautiful brisket, smoked ham or leg of lamb for your spring feast via these easy online butchers.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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$180 at Porter Road
Sunday Ham Brunch Bundle
Porter Road
$110 at Goldbelly
Kosher for Passover brisket
$129 at Snake River Farms
Kurobuta pork shoulder
Snake River Farms
$140 at Crowd Cow
Organic 7-pound brisket
Crowd Cow
$45 at Rastelli's
Spiral ham and scalloped potatoes
$74 at Rastelli's
Australian grass-fed rack of lamb
$125 at D'Artagnan
7-pound Angus brisket flat
$112 at Porter Road
8-pound brisket
Porter Road
See at Thrive Market
Huge meat selection and more
Thrive Market
$78 at D'Artagnan
Boneless leg of lamb

If you're playing host for Easter this year, I can't recommend Porter Road's tender and flavor-packed ham bundle enough. I made one last year and the raves are still rolling in.

If it's a Passover Seder you've got planned or ham just isn't your thing, you might be hunting for a beautiful leg of lamb or rib roast to serve the gang. Brisket also shines this time of year (and barbecue season is right around the corner). If you're planning to slow cook a brisket or roast for Easter Sunday or Passover Seder, there are plenty of options for buying quality holiday meats online at a fair price. 

Certain cuts of meat -- brisket, lamb, rib roasts -- can be tricky to find in a pinch depending on your local market's selection and inventory or if you have limited access to a good butcher shop. With so many places to buy meat online, you'll not only save yourself a trip to the store but ensure that you've got the exact size and grade of brisket, roast or ham you need for your festive dinner. 

We previously curated a list of the best online meat delivery services. To make things even easier, I've combed through all of them to pull out the best briskets, hams, lambs and rib roasts for your Passover Seder or Easter feast. 

Best meats to order online for Easter or Passover

Porter Road's pasture-raised smoked ham is just about the best I've had, and it takes almost no effort on Sunday. This bundle comes with 18 biscuits (also excellent) and a jar of pimento cheese. It's enough for eight to 10 people and you might even have some leftovers.

Finding kosher brisket online is tricky but luckily Goldbelly -- one of our favorite online markets for high-end eats from restaurants around the country -- has a few options. Charm City Kosher offers a 5-pound brisket that's Passover-ready.

Kurobuta pork is raised with some of the highest standards in the business and makes for rich and flavorful meat. This 17-pound pork shoulder will feed everyone. Like, the whole neighborhood.

Crowd Cow is another meat delivery service and currently has a panoply of beef brisket options. Grab this 7-pound organic brisket for your impending Passover meal, or fancy things up with a 3.5-pound Japanese Wagyu brisket starting at $254.

I've tested (and loved) a lot of Rastelli's goods, but I haven't yet tried this 4-pound carving ham. This one's a bit more of a budget-friendly option than Porter Road's offering. The ham ships bone-in and includes a glaze for easy prep. 

You can and should also add a 2-pound tray of scalloped potatoes (just heat it in the oven and serve) for $20 and have most of Easter dinner covered before you even lift a knife.

If you're looking to spoil yourself, Snake River Farms has high-end American Wagyu beef and that includes fatty briskets. Snag a 14-16-pound Wagyu brisket with ultrarich marbling starting at $139.

Snake River Farms ships the brisket frozen and suggests allowing four days (!) to thaw slowly. In short, please don't put this thing in the microwave.

Lamb is a total Easter tradition and there ain't nothing prettier than a full rack. Rastelli's offering comes in the form of two 25-ounce racks of top-quality Australian grass-fed lamb, trimmed and ready to be roasted, sliced and served. Just don't forget the mint jelly. 

D'Artagnan has fresh briskets ready to ship, starting at $125. The briskets come in a 7-pound cut only, so if that's too much, you can portion it off and stick some in the freezer for later. D'Artagnan has a slew of other high-end cuts, charcuterie and pantry items so you can stock up on meats as we roll into grilling season.

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Porter Road has one of the best selections of quality meats you can order online and some very solid deals on brisket right now. Secure Porter Road's 8- to 10-pound brisket, which is pasture-raised without hormones or antibiotics, for $112 while it's in stock. If that's too much beef -- and it is a lot of beef -- you can always portion, pack and freeze it for barbecue season. 

Thrive is a sprawling market with a large meat selection. It's the perfect place to build a custom box for Easter or Passover with great cuts of meat; but you can also throw in the wine, dry goods and whatever else you need to celebrate. 

If bones aren't your thing, try D'Artagnan's boneless leg of lamb. It's 100% grass-fed and humanely raised too.

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