The Meat Department

Not everyone loves meat. Those people would be called not us.

It’s cool if you don’t eat meat. To each their own. Heck, the Team Member who built this website doesn’t. But, if you do eat meat, we know you take it seriously. That’s why we have a team of butchers in each store ready to cut, season and wrap it anyway you want. We also know you want choices. So we provide that too – from all-natural, grass-fed beef to beef that’s never, ever been given hormones or antibiotics.


NEVER EVER BEEF – No added growth hormones here. Or antibiotics for that matter. More and more of us want to avoid these things, so we want you to have that choice. Just look for the Never Ever signs in our meat case.

And, if the sign doesn’t say Never Ever, don’t worry, it still meets our minimum requirement of all natural, which means no additives and minimal processing.


PIEDMONTESE BEEF – We’re proud to feature beef from a breed of cattle that produces remarkably tender, super tasty meat. They’re raised on family ranches and roam free on sustainably managed lands. They’re fed a pure, vegetarian diet and are never treated with antibiotics or added growth hormones. This is seriously delicious beef that is raised right.


PASTURE ONE – We love the great taste of grass-fed beef. That’s why we offer a lot of it. Pasture One cattle only eat grass – nothing else its entire life. Nada. They’re also raised with care on big, open pastures. They never spend a single minute in a feedlot and they’re never fed antibiotics or added growth hormones. This is truly some of the best beef you can buy.


IOWA PREMIUM BEEF – We’re also proud to offer all-natural beef from the family ranchers at Iowa Premium beef. This USDA Black Angus beef has a signature, rich corn-fed beef flavor that is recognized by the most discriminating tastes around the world.


SMART CHICKEN – Straight up, you’d be hard pressed to find a better, tastier chicken at any grocery store in the country. The folks at Tecumseh Poultry, the suppliers of Smart Chicken, are focused on doing it right. And their efforts lead to amazing flavor. These birds are humanely raised. They’re never fed antibiotics, artificial growth hormones* or animal by-products. It all makes for a wonderfully flavorful, air chilled chicken you can feel good about.


SMOKED IN-HOUSE BACON – This is what gets us out of bed each morning. We’re so obsessed with our bacon we even cut a ceremonial slab to celebrate the opening of each new Lucky’s Market store. Ribbons are for vegetarians. Every day we slowly and lovingly cure and smoke our bacon right in the store. It’s our own recipes free of synthetic nitrates and nitrites, and only from the highest quality pork. Fry it, bake it, grill it, we know you’ll love it.