100% real review of Crowd Cow meat delivery. I’ll discuss delivery, price and why my family uses it to save money on beef, chicken and pork.
My family has been using Crowd Cow for the last year for all our meat buying. On a monthly basis we buy beef, chicken and pork from Crowd Cow. Below is my review on why we like it and why we think it’s worth the cost.
If you’d like to try Crowd Cow, here is my affiliate link – sign up with that link and you will receive $30 off your first order.
What is Crowd Cow?
Before I get to the full review, I wanted to quickly summarize what Crowd Cow is.
Crowd Cow is a company that you can order beef, pork, chicken, seafood and wagyu from, delivered straight to your door. You can order it once, or you can make your box a recurring delivery (you get 5% off for recurring orders + free shipping over $99).
The meat and seafood comes from sustainable sources, with many of the producers being independent family farms and co-ops. They sell 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, free-range organic and truly-pasture raised chicken, wild and farm raised seafood and heritage breed pork. All products are free of hormones and raised without any unnecessary antibiotics.
How Does Crowd Cow Work?
Here’s how delivery happens, and what the box looks like when it arrives.
I like how up to date Crowd Cow is with their text updates. The daily reminder is great so if the day is crazy I won’t skip the mail room to pickup the package. I also like that I get an immediate text when it’s actually delivered so if I’m home I can run down and get it.
Here it is in all it’s NYC apartment mail room glory. The box isn’t that heavy, probably 20-30 pounds depending on what you order. You don’t need a hand truck, but I’m very pregnant at the moment and my belly gets in the way of everything. 🙂
I don’t like waste with food subscription services (some are SO bad), so I appreciate that their packaging is 100% recycle and compostable. You can recycle all cardboard and plastic and then throw the foam in your garden, or just dissolve it in some water.
When you open it up the box you’ll see a little note. Thanks Crowd Cow.
The box will have dry ice in it so it will stay cool for plenty of hours, but you should still plan to be home the day of delivery. It was 90 degrees out and the meat was completely frozen so no issues.
After you remove the dry ice, you’ll see your order will be separated into layers. Each meat is on it’s own layer. First up the chicken. We don’t eat a lot of chicken, but I ordered some drumsticks because I love BBQ drumsticks (pregnancy craving!). The drumsticks are $8.50 a pound.
On the next layer comes the pork. We like Sweet Italian Sausage, Hot Dogs($9.00) and the Bacon ($10.00). THE BACON IS SO GOOD. Seriously, it’s some of the best bacon I ever had in my entire life. We have breakfast as a family every Saturday morning and I can’t wait for it because – BACON!!!!! Order it. Please!
The Sweet Italian Sausage is our splurge item. It’s $11 a pound which is a little more than I’d like to pay, but again, it’s really good and worth the price for a quality family dinner.
Finally, the last layer. Lots of ground beef. 12 pounds worth to be exact.
Ground Beef Share
We buy the 12 pound Ground Beef family pack because it’s cheaper buying it in bulk instead of buying it individually. It’s $89 for 12 pounds which makes it $7.42 a pound.
We use ground beef most often – usually in casseroles (cabbage roll casserole!), soups (cheeseburger soup!), meatloaf, meatballs and cheeseburgers. My husband is a champion at making hamburgers, I should really have him share his recipe here one day!
The ground beef is part of a subscribe and save service (about 5% off when you subscribe + free shipping) but you can easily change when your next recurring box will be shipped. For example if I notice we still have lots of ground beef left in the freezer, I’ll push our delivery back another 1-2 weeks. Or if I think we’re low on it, I’ll push it forward a week. I’m constantly changing the date without any problems.
On average we eat meat 2-3 times a week for dinner, so I order Crowd Cow about every 2 months.
So is Crowd Cow worth it?
Short answer is yes, our family believes it’s worth it.
All the meat in this picture cost us $123.02.
Here’s why we like the service:
- Prices. The ground beef we buy comes to $7.42 a pound. At the local NYC grocery store, this quality ground beef is usually around $10 a pound. That right there makes it worth it.
- Buying in bulk prevents us from going to the grocery store more often, saving us more money. Anyone else go into the grocery store for 1 thing and end up leaving with 5 things? Doing online grocery shopping has really helped us save money.
- Time. Really, the same reason up above. We don’t need to put time aside to go to the grocery store.
- Quality. The taste of the meat is a major improvement to many grocery store brands. From grass-fed beef to Japanese Wagyu to thick-cut bacon, it just tastes better.
To end with, I would 100% recommend this service to anyone who’s looking for quality meat at affordable prices. We will continue to use it as part of our regular grocery orders, as well as I plan on using it for holidays, as they offer Thanksgiving turkeys and hams.
If you’d like to try Crowd Cow, here is my affiliate link – this will give you a$30 credit on your first order.
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. I was not paid to write this review. I buy the meat with my own money. This is 100% an honest review.