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What Is The Most Expensive Steak Cut In The World?

If you want to order meat online, it’s best always to order, well, the best.


But the best comes with a hefty price. Which begs the question: what is the most expensive meat steak cut in the world? 


Quick hint: it’s not Alberta beef (sorry to say, although it’s still pretty amazing). But when you see why these cuts stand out from the rest, you’ll see why you have to pay for them.



Most Expensive Steak Cuts To Order Online 


The New York Strip – $20-30 per pound 

Perhaps one of the most common, yet tastiest, strips of meats available on the market. You can find it in most butcher shops and buy it online (it remains a common choice for meat delivery). 


While the New York strip isn’t as tender as the filet or ribeye, what makes it appealing is that it’s full of flavor, compared to other beefy dishes. It’s a good starting point, but not the most expensive meat on the block. 


Filet Mignon – $ $30 per pound 

As filet mignon comes from the tenderloin, it has arguably the most tender taste you can enjoy. The reason that filet mignon is so expensive is that the filet portion is so small considering the cow’s size. 


It might be a tad more pricey than other options, but it doesn’t have the unique taste or texture of the following meats available for purchase. 


American Wagyu Beef – $150 to $300 per pound 

While the Japanese version gets a lot of props (we’ll discuss more of that below), American wagyu beef (also known as New York Wagyu) is still as tasty and delicious as ever. The critical difference between the two is how the cattle are raised and how both countries grade their meat. 


American Wagyu undergoes the USDA Prime grading system, rather than the Japanese grading system, and therefore, might not rate as highly. 


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Japanese Wagyu Beef – $300 per pound 

 With its perfect marbling, due to being raised with Japanese-raised standards, Japanese Wagyu Beef stands out as one of most delicious – and therefore, expensive – meats on the market. A single steak cut can blow out to $200 per pound, and the cows themselves can sell for as much as $30,000.


What makes it so special? 


The cows raised in Japan have special diets that consist of grass, straw, and other natural grains, with farmers ensuring that their cattle have just the right amount of fat and muscle content to enhance marbling and flavor. It’s that extra effort and commitment that makes it stand out from the rest. 


Japanese Kobe Beef – $300 per pound 

The creme de la creme. Japanese Kobe steak is usually considered the most expensive steak globally, with its marbling recognized as the world’s best. 


With strict grading processes and only 3,000 cattle making the cut annually to be called authentic Kobe beef, you can see why it is an expensive option. It’s pretty rare to obtain on the regular, increasing its price, and making it one of the hardest meats to order online. Medium explains why this beef ranges on the top of the pile. 


As a family-owned Calgary based company, Bow River Meat Market is here to provide you with top-quality meats for all your meals. For the past 32 years, we have been delivering unparalleled customer service by always putting our customers first. You can buy meat online with us, saving you time and money. We will do what it takes to make sure that you get the top-choice quality meats. Our steadfast belief in sourcing from local areas means that we will provide you with the freshest meat on the market. To enjoy the best in Canadian beef, feel free to visit us at 6303 Burbank Road SE Suite 5 Calgary. We can also deliver what you want, so to order steaks and meat online, call us on (403) 253-8423 to place your order!

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