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Thanks to the internet there is no shortage of amazing food products that can be delivered to your door.
In fact, many of our favorite BBQ restaurants now ship right to your door, but shipping food cross country has to be done carefully. Here are a couple of our favorites that ship direct.
Corky’s BBQ from Memphis: Corky’s has been turning out quality slow smoked meats since 1984, and now you can have it delivered to your home. All of their meats are smoked over hickory wood and charcoal. The “Ultimate Taste of Corky’s” sampler includes ribs; your choice of smoked chicken or brisket; sauce; rub; beans; and pie. Among their various mail order packages is the immensely popular “Ultimate Taste of Corky’s” found here collection featuring a rack of ribs, a pound of the smoked meat of your choice, sauce, rub, beans, and a fudge or pecan pie! You can also order a 4-pack of their popular dry rubs (Original, Honey, Bourbon, and Sweet) by visiting here.
Black’s Barbecue: In Lockhart, Texas, at Black’s Barbecue, everything tastes amazing. But it is their short ribs that truly set them apart from other establishments. This BBQ is for the ultimate beef lover: Juicy, succulent, and tender with a rich fatty smokiness. Black’s ships direct so you can easily enjoy it at home.
Kreuz Market is probably the most highly respect barbecue restaurant in Texas. It has been in Lockhart since 1900 serving simply smoked meats and sausages in the quintessential Texas style. You won’t find sauce at Kreuz or even a fork for that matter. The meat is the star of the show. Now you don’t have to leave the comfort of home to experience this Texas tradition.
We are especially fond of the work done by GoldBelly because they have a clever program that works with the restaurant to make sure that the food is properly sealed, chilled, packaged, insured, and shipped expeditiously at the best rates, often as low as $9.95. Orders ship direct from the vendor, so there is no warehousing. Each package has premium package insurance that protects you if the package is lost, stolen, undeliverable, etc.
They also have a unique shipping calendar that allows you to select the exact day of arrival for a package up to three months in advance so you can be sure that your package arrives on schedule making it perfect for any special occasion. And most important, they understand customer service. Below are some of our favorite foods from BBQ joints and others who deliver directly to you.
Central BBQ is consistently ranked in the top three barbecue restaurants in Memphis. They feature ribs, pork, chicken, turkey, beef brisket, sausage, and barbecue bologna, all slow smoked in their pit over a combination of hickory and pecan. The meats are rubbed with their proprietary blend of spices, and dry marinated for 24 hours before smoking. All meats are cooked and shipped “dry”, rub only, with sauce served on the side, in the Memphis tradition. Click here to order.
Snow BBQ: In a comprehensive sampling of practically every joint in the state in 2008 Texas Monthly said “The best barbecue in Texas is currently being served at Snow’s BBQ, in Lexington, a small restaurant open only on Saturdays and only from eight in the morning until whenever the meat runs out, usually around noon.” So you could travel to Texas, wait in line, and still miss out on this famous BBQ. Or you could forget the road trip and have some of the finest BBQ in the world delivered straight to your door. Click here to order.
Peg Leg Porker: For over 30 years, pitmaster Carey Bringle has worked to perfect the craft of BBQ. His joint, Peg Leg Porker (a tongue-in-cheek nod to Bringle losing his leg to cancer in childhood), has been turning out some of Nashville’s finest ribs since opening in 2013. Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn even called them “The best Memphis-style dry rub ribs in the country.” Click here to order.
Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque: If you know ‘cue, you know Arthur Bryant’s. This legendary restaurant can trace its roots to 1908, when Henry Perry, dubbed “the father of Kansas City barbecue,” began serving up smoked meat at his restaurant. Charlie Bryant, who worked there, took over the joint in 1940, and Arthur took over for his brother in 1946. Arthur moved the restaurant to a prime location just a few blocks from the city’s baseball stadium in 1958, and the legend was officially born. Click here to order.
Big Bob Gibson’s: Opening in 1925, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q is one of the oldest barbecue restaurants in the country. Bob Gibson was a railroad worker in Decatur, AL who would smoke pork and chickens on weekends in a pit he dug himself. Hosting barbecues on a makeshift table in his backyard, Big Bob’s smoked meats became so popular that he opened his own restaurant. Over five generations later, Big Bob Gibson’s world championship BBQ is an Alabama legend. Click here to order.
And even more great BBQ joints can be found here.
Graber Olives: Meaty, nutty, and richly flavorful, Graber olives are unlike any you can find in the grocery store. Graber tree ages their fruit until it is almost cherry red, and then they are cured in covered vats. Graber olives are not allowed to oxidize so they turn olive green with splotches of brown, unlike most brined black olives.
Grand Traverse Pie Company: Get ready to experience the best cherry crumble pie you’ve ever had. It’s made the old fashioned way, handcrafted from quality locally sourced ingredients like tart Montmorency cherries from Michigan, topped with a special crumble, and slowly baked to golden brown perfection. They ship a wide variety of their pies through Goldbelly.
Jar Sessions from Vie Restaurant: Award-winning chef Paul Virant makes small batch pickled and preserved products with ingredients grown locally in the midwest. They’re absolutely delicious. His pickles and preserves are a notch above commercial brands and available online under the Jar Sessions name. Smoked Apple Butter, pickled cherry tomatoes, and chow chow are a few of our favorites.
Range Relish from Texas Rib Rangers: Bill and Barb Milroy make some great sauces, rubs, and this amazing Bread and Butter Jalapeno Relish. Add some spice to your life!
Monthly Clubs: Everyone loves “food of the month” clubs and this one is among our favorites. With Monthly Club’s design-your-own subscription, you can choose from a wide variety of international wines, craft beers, gourmet chocolate, hand-rolled cigars, artisanal cheeses, and more every month (plans start at $85).
Published On: 2/7/2022
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