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Peak Dining Experiences Delivered Fresh and Overnight to Your Front Door.

Lobel’s of New York is honored that you’re taking time to learn more about our family’s online butcher shop.

We want you to feel as comfortable and as satisfied purchasing the finest and freshest meats from us at www.lobels.com as you’d experience at the front counter of our shop at 1096 Madison Avenue in New York City.

For 50 years, Manhattan’s elite have trusted the Lobel family to be their source for the world’s best meat and old-fashioned, personalized customer service. Whether we’re recommending a particular cut, suggesting a recipe, or sharing cooking tips, our goal is to provide every customer with a peak dining experience—every single time you purchase from us.

Leon & Stanley Lobel
Leon and Stanley Lobel

Lobel’s Tradition

“… rated tops in taste … Testers called Lobel’s ‘delectable’ and said they could cut the steaks with a fork.”Good Housekeeping, November 2001

That’s the taste of 160 years of Lobel family experience as renowned practitioners of the butcher’s art and purveyors of the finest meat available anywhere—at any price.

With the Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop, we can now extend our signature quality, service, and selection to customers in all 50 states.

We are proud to offer dry-aged USDA high-prime and Wagyu beef, all-natural veal, lamb, and poultry, Kurobuta pork, heritage meats, and specialty products.

To ensure optimum flavor and freshness, each order is hand-cut, individually vacuum-sealed, securely packed, and delivered overnight—fresh from our hands to your door.

Evan, David, Mark Lobel
Evan, David, and Mark Lobel

Our rigorous meat selection process differentiates our product from meat available in most stores. We only buy USDA prime beef, which accounts for less than 2% of all beef. But within the prime beef category, We take only the finest cuts, paying up to a 10% premium to get the best. We then dry agethe beef for four to six weeks, a process our family sees as an art, and one that can mean the difference between a good and a great tasting piece of meat. Steaks, filets and roasts from Lobel’s are unlike any others on the market, which prompted a Wall Street Journal writer to note of a Lobel’s steak, "It was so perfect—in looks, taste, and texture—that we were tempted to eat it raw. The buttery flavor was beyond comparison."

Our exacting quality standards are not limited to beef. We also offer USDA prime, all-natural lamb, selecting the most tender and flavorful lamb on the market. Similarly, we only sell fresh all-natural veal that is firm, moist, and velvety and comes from formula-fed animals that are not penned.

More recently, we’ve expanded our product lines to include the highly prized Wagyu beef, Kurobuta pork, all-natural poultry, artisanal sausages, sauces, condiments and seasonings, specialty foods, and merchandise.

Customer Service

“This isn’t just a mail-order butcher; it’s a true gourmet meat operation … a top flight butcher with a longer-than-average aging process that yields more complex flavor. And Lobel’s ... customer support is the best in the industry.”Money Magazine, November 2004

Loyal, attentive service to each customer is a value that has been passed from one Lobel family member to the next for five generations.

Our online support services are always at your disposal, with answers to your questions and helpful advice. While at the Web site, you can initiate a chat with our knowledgeable staff, or you can request an immediate return call to discuss your order. You can also contact Lobel’s directly via e-mail through our customer feedback form and be assured of a prompt response to your inquiry.

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch with Leon, Evan, David, Mark, and Stanley Lobel

If you need any assistance at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our Online Support Center or our toll-free customerservice line at 877-783-4512.

For the Lobel family, superior customer service is tantamount to a quality product, and our decades of one-on-one experience with customers is what sets Lobel’s of New York apart from anyone else.

We take the time to know our customers, earning trust and loyal business from such culinary aficionados and celebrities as Harrison Ford, Calvin Klein, Marvin Hamlisch, and Whoopi Goldberg. Whether buying through the Web site or at the Madison Avenue store, customers’ orders are hand-cut and delivered fresh, never frozen. But it is also our willingness to answer questions and explain meat selection and preparation that keeps our customers coming back, a feature that has been replicated on the Web site in the Lobel’s Guide To Meat, Recipes & Techniques, and personal e-mail and telephone customer service options.

In launching our online business, our family has strived to stay true to the fundamental business principles that made their New York store so successful: an unwavering commitment to high quality standards and superior customer service.

Lobel Family History

Our family has been purveyors of fine meats for five generations, and we prideourselves on upholding the highest standards of quality and personal service.

Nathan Lobel began raising beef cattle in Austria in the 1840s, and with the help of his son, later added a slaughterhouse to the business. Nathan’s grandson Morris joined the family business as a boy, and in 1911, at the age of 17, he emigrated to the U.S. He eventually settled in New York, where he opened a butcher shop, first in the Bronx and later at the current location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. From the beginning, Morris Lobel was obsessed with service and quality, and he instilled this obsession in his sons Leon, Nathan, and Stanley, who followed their father into the family business. Today, Leon and Stanley remain active in the store, while their own sons David, Evan, and Mark have emerged as the fifth generation of Lobels to carry forward the family commitment to the highest quality standards and unmatched customer service.

Lobel's family history

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Leon Lobel

Web Site

We have designed our Web site to be educational, informative, helpful, and easy to navigate and use.

Our homepage is organized to give you a broad view of what you’ll find here and direct access to where you want to go with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Whether you’re looking for recipes, gifts, tools of the trade, the perfect complements, or storage, handling, and serving tips, we hope your browsing and shopping experience will be as efficient and satisfying as possible.

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