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When it comes to delicious and simple eats, it doesn't get much easier than sausage. Slice up some fancy links as part of a swanky charcuterie board or serve sauteed Italian-style sausage with peppers and onions over crusty rolls for a drool-inducing sandwich. The beauty of sausage is that it's generally preseasoned with herbs and spices (and garlic and pepper and so many other seasonings), which means less work and more time to enjoy a feast fit for a king. Not to mention they give you a bit more bang for your buck -- generally speaking, these delectable meat products cost much less, pound for pound, than fancier cuts of steak or pork.

There are so many types of great tasting sausages available, and with full-service online butchers and mail order purveyors, you can get just about any kind you want -- chorizo, brats, merguez, Polish sausages, Italian sausages and more -- delivered straight to your door. And that's all the better in this time of social distancing, after all. 

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KC Cattle Co.

Now, these aren't your healthiest food options, we'll be the first to admit. But if you need an occasional treat during this time of coronavirus quarantine, read on to find how you can score some of the best sausages online. 

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Porter Road

Porter Road is one of our favorite new meat delivery services offering a huge selection of sausages of all kinds. These brats are made with pasture-raised pork, eggs and fresh cream and seasoned with white pepper, nutmeg and ginger.

Snake River Farms

Snake River Farms' loose pork sausage is made from high-end purebred Berkshire Kurobuta pigs, and goes for $15 per pound. Brown this savory spiced ground sausage into your favorite chili or serve over hoagies with onions, peppers and mushrooms, and some good old fashioned American cheese. This is the food you dream about.

KC Cattle Co.

KC Cattle Co. is a butcher delivery service specializing in Wagyu beef products. The Wagyu Summer sausage comes in two flavors, classic and jalapeno & cheese (for those who like their sausages spicy), and taste amazing when sliced with crackers and a soft cheese.

Schaller & Weber

Schaller & Weber collaborated with NYC German-style brewer Mikkeller on these Butcher Bier Brats made with Mikkeller NYC Butcher Bier. A twist on the company's classic bratwurst, these tasty pork brats pack a full Oktoberfest-style flavor punch.

Man Crates

For the guy or gal looking to go that extra sausage-y step and make their own links, this Man Crate comes with everyone you'll need (except actual meat). The kit includes a NorPro Delux meat grinder and mincer, sausage casings and two sausage spice blends -- maple apple spice and merguez spice -- plus a home detail brush. Making sausages was never so easy (or tasty!)

Porter Road

These lamb merguez sausage links are seriously packed with flavor (and some heat, too). These are great on their own, with toothpicks or diced into a nice short pasta dish with tomato and feta cheese. We like a little variety in how we enjoy our meat products!

Omaha Steaks

From one of the original meat deliverers, this Omaha Steaks sausage feast includes a variety of great-tasting sausages: eight jumbo frankfurters (hot dogs for the win!), eight jumbo bratwurst, eight Italian sausages and eight kielbasa sausages. Now, how much beer do I need to go with that?

Vermont Sausage Co.

Sure, summer is still months away, but these fresh summer sausages, made with a blend of beef and pork, are the perfect offering any time of year (or any meal. Seriously, try these with your breakfast!)

Mercato

Vegetarians and vegans can now enjoy a proper sausage fix. Surely you've heard about the plant-based meat alternatives from food-tech startups like Impossible and Beyond Meat. These meatless brats with all-vegan seasonings and ingredients, courtesy of Beyond Meat, seek to imitate the flavor of a traditional German sausage.

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