Pat LaFrieda Meats
New York, NY
Legendary Steaks & Burger Blends

If you've ever had a $26 burger from Minetta Tavern or a steak at Del Posto, you've experienced the wonder of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors...


Business Insider

Scroll To Top

Run by the third-generation of La Friedas out of North Bergen, New Jersey, this nearly century old meat business founded in 1922 established itself as an East Coast meat empire in the 1950s by becoming the top purveyor of prime beef cuts for finer New York restaurants. But its custom burger blends—and its starring role in Food Network’s “Meat Men”—put it on the national map. Thankfully, they now ship their incredible meats to consumers coast-to-coast.

About The Food

Just how good are LaFrieda meats? Put it this way: the ground beef in the famed $26 Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern (NYC’s best haute burger), and in the sublime burgers from Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack, comes from Pat LaFrieda. In fact, LaFrieda’s elevates the beef experience for more than 1,000 local restaurants (and some not so local) by providing the best dry-aged beef and custom burger blends, which contain varying and expertly calibrated combinations of sirloin, brisket, chuck and short rib. All their meat comes from Kansas’s USDA certified Black Angus beef-only Creekstone Farms and is aged and ground on site the day it ships.

Meet The Owner

Pat LaFrieda, who now owns and operates the company with his cousin Mark Pastore, is the grandson of co-founder Anthony LaFrieda, who first opened the butcher shop in a smaller location in Brooklyn 1922 after emigrating from Naples, Italy. Dubbed the “Magician of Meat” by New York magazine, Pat grew up in his family’s meat business and now spends his days—and nights—cutting beef, blending his legendary burger meat, and ensuring his New York City restaurant and mail-order customers remain satisfied and well-stocked.


Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all packages from Pat LaFrieda for a limited time. PLACE YOUR ORDER BY OCTOBER 31st (you can schedule your delivery whenever you want)!

If you've ever had a $26 burger from Minetta Tavern or a steak at Del Posto, you've experienced the wonder of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors...


Business Insider

Featured on Food Network's Meat Men

A butcher like Pat LaFrieda, owner of Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meat Purveyors and face of Food Network’s Meat Men, well, the wisdom he carries from the years he’s spent turning his New York/New Jersey butchery operation into a nationwide empire can change your life.


Mens Health

Shipping Days
Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Pat LaFrieda Meats

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Pat LaFrieda overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 19.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Pat LaFrieda require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Next Day Air service (AM delivery) and Saturday delivery are available for an additional charge. Service to AK, HI and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 5:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Saver and will be delivered by the end of the next day following shipment. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $24.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for Next Day Air only, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total cost of $49.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Pat LaFrieda Meats is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

All meat from Pat LaFrieda is cut (or ground) to order, and packed in vacuum-sealed packaging on the day it ships to ensure absolute freshness. All items are shipped fresh and with ice packs to keep the items cool. Meat can be refrigerated for up to 7 days in the vacuum-sealed bag. Once the bag has been opened, meat should be consumed within 48 hours. Meat can be stored in your freezer for up to one month.