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High-Quality Meat

Did you know that Heinen’s began as a butcher shop? Founded in 1929 under the belief that you must “find the best to sell the best,” our commitment to providing customers with premium meat is just as strong today.

Our partnered farmers and ranchers share in our passion for top quality product and animal welfare, our in-store butchers are specialty trained to prepare your preferred proteins any way you like and our selection is second to none.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh filet, convenient marinated chicken breasts, gourmet stuffed tenderloins, unusual game meat or even plant-based meat alternatives, consider Heinen’s Meat Department your one-stop butcher shop!

Heinen’s Meat Department

 In 1929, skilled butcher Joe Heinen opened a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland with a goal to provide his community with the highest quality meat and service. More than 94 years later, this standard continues to be the foundation of our Meat Department.

Our meat industry experts travel the globe seeking farmers and ranchers who believe in our strong values and strict quality specifications. As a result, we’re proud to offer CARE Certified beef, pork and chicken, organic grass-fed-and-finished beef and organic poultry, in addition to a wide assortment of convenient ready-to-cook proteins, game meat and plant-based meat alternatives.

Our full-service meat counters are staffed with expert butchers who are trained to make your shopping and cooking experience easier with meal inspiration, preparation tips and custom cuts to fit your needs.

From easy weeknight dinners to special gatherings, our meat is something we are proud to sell and you will be proud to serve.

Make a Mess-Free Meal with Heinen’s Fresh Marinated Meats

Made in-house using original recipes, our assortment of pre-packaged, ready-to-cook marinated chicken breasts, wings, thighs and pork tenderloins are your flavor-packed solution to an effortless home-cooked meal!

Sundried Tmato Chicken

Discover Heinen’s Ready-to-Cook Entrees

We believe delicious meals should be easy and accessible to everyone, so we created unique and flavorful ready-to-cook entrees for every taste preference and lifestyle. From marinated, stuffed and breaded proteins to plant-based selections, fire up the grill, warm a skillet or preheat the oven to enjoy our wide variety of mealtime options in a matter of minutes.

5 Ways Your Heinen’s Butcher Can Serve You

Selling and educating customers on quality meat is in the DNA of our business, so whether you’re new to buying and cooking meat, or a longtime pro looking for inspiration, our skilled butchers are here to provide the unique services you now and love from old-school butcher shops!

Sealed for Freshness: The Benefits of Heinen’s Meat Packaging

Having convenient and quality proteins on-hand is the key to creating easy, wholesome dinners! Sealed in airtight, freezer friendly packaging for preserved freshness and enhanced quality and taste, discover why Heinen’s premium packaged meats are a dinnertime essential.

Delicious and Satisfying Plant-Based Options

We recognize that our customer’s meat preferences have changed overtime, which is why you can always find a variety of plant-based meat alternatives in our Meat Department. Try our Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or other alternatives such as tofu, seitan and tempeh.

Brandt Beef Team

Discover Where Food Comes From

Heinen’s has upheld values of trust, transparency and integrity for generations. Today, we’ve taken that commitment one step further by verifying that Heinen’s beef, pork and Gerber’s chicken are raised and harvested with care through the Where Food Comes From Certification.


Heinen’s Premium CARE Certified Beef

Our beef comes from a single family farm that is committed to helping us uphold our legacy of sourcing the highest quality beef by raising cattle that meets our strict specifications for quality, care, tenderness and unrivaled freshness.

  • Where Food Comes CARE Certified
  • No added hormones
  • Raised without antibiotics*
  • Always a product of the U.S.A.
  • Tender and flavorful, your satisfaction is guaranteed

*200 days prior to processing

Heinen’s 100% Organic Grass-Fed-and-Finished Beef

When we set out to find top-quality organic, grass-fed beef, we weren’t going to settle for anything less than the world’s finest. We searched the globe and found the premium organic grass-fed beef we were looking for right here in the USA on a beautiful ranch in Nebraska.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • No antibiotics or growth hormones
  • 100% organic grass-fed-and-finished on organic pastures
  • Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids than non-grass-fed beef

PRE 100% Grass-Fed Beef

You can count on the utmost quality from every cut of 100% grass-fed Pre Beef. Raised to a strictly-enforced set of standards and quality guidelines, Pre Beef ensures the most tender and juicy grass-fed beef for your family. Try it today and taste the difference.

  • Raised without antibiotics
  • No added hormones
  • Pasture-raised
  • 100% grass-fed
  • Raised with strict standards
  • Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids than non-grass-fed beef

Midwest American Wagyu Beef

With genetic ties to Japanese Wagyu cattle, the most desired breed in the world, our American Wagyu beef is naturally raised in the Midwest and beloved for its buttery texture, beautiful marbling, melt-in-your-mouth flavor and healthy fats! Purchase a filet whole from our full-service meat case, or ask your local Heinen’s butcher to thin slice it for you for sandwiches.

Heinen’s Dry Aged Beef

For ample flavor and texture, try our premium dry aged beef. Quicker to cook and easier to cut and digest, it’s a delicious treat for the meat eaters in your life.

  • Heinen’s premium beef
  • Dry aged for a minimum of 21 days


Heinen’s Premium CARE Certified Pork

In the tradition of Heinen’s premium meats, we went to great lengths in our search for high-quality pork. We specify both feed and handling requirements with our pork supplier to ensure exceptional quality and the highest level of tenderness.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones

Heinen’s Smoked Ham and Bacon

If smokehouse-style flavor makes your mouth water, try our selection of premium smoked ham and bacon. CARE Certified and crafted using our famous family recipes, there’s a reason these smoked meats have been a customer favorite for generations.

Niman Ranch Pork

Niman livestock is raised traditionally on family farms using sustainable farming practices, many of which have been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Raised without antibiotics
  • No added hormones*
  • Product of the U.S.A.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones


Gerber’s Amish Chicken

Gerber’s is a third-generation family-owned business producing the highest quality chicken in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country.

  • Raised without antibiotics
  • No added hormones*
  • Fed a vegetarian diet
  • Raised in Ohio
  • Product of the U.S.A
  • Free to roam
  • Where Food Comes From Source Verified

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones

Plainville Turkey

Plainville’s turkeys are grown by experienced farmers who follow strict animal welfare standards resulting in meat that is naturally moist and flavorful.

  • Raised without the use of antibiotics
  • Product of the U.S.A.

Organic Smart Chicken

Smart Chicken has worked tirelessly to become the only poultry producer in the U.S. to achieve both certified organic and certified humane status. Raised in the Midwest, the animals at Smart Chicken are raised in an ideal environment with ample access to the outdoors.

  • Raised without antibiotics
  • No added hormones*
  • Free-range
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Product of the U.S.A.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones

Pasturebird Chicken

Pasturebird is committed to raising food that’s equally ethical and nutritious. Their pasture-raised chickens live on fresh grass, eat what nature offers and are free to explore and forage, which ultimately results in fresh, flavorful and nutrient dense chicken for eco-conscious consumers.

Lamb and Veal

Superior Farms Lamb

Respect to the flock, the land where they roam and the ranchers who work with them are the qualities that have made Superior Farms the premier provider of lamb in the United States. Made up of more than 1,000 American family ranchers, who have committed to the brand’s standards of animal wellbeing and sustainability, all Superior Farms’ lamb must be able to openly pasture their lands and live off the grazing of the land. 

  • American lamb
  • Raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones

Catelli Veal

Committed to ensuring the highest food safety standards and best animal welfare practices, the animals at Catelli Veal are raised on farms in Pennsylvania with 24/7 personalized on-site care from veterinarian technicians. Catelli Veal recognizes that upholding high-quality standards leads to incomparable “melt in your mouth” taste and tenderness.

  • Product of the U.S.A
  • Milk-fed
  • Group housed

Unique Meats

Frontiére Bison

From Colorado pastures to your dinner plate, Frontiére Natural Bison are hand-selected to ensure premium quality and satisfaction. A family-owned and operated company, Frontiére is dedicated to producing the best tasting natural bison.

  • Raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones
  • Fed a strict vegetarian diet
  • Certified humane
  • No artificial ingredients, preservatives or by-products

D’artagnan Game Meat

From farm to fork, D’artagnan is passionate about how food is raised and harvested. In partnering with small farms and ranches that adhere to strict standards, their unique game meats are guaranteed to be fresh and free of added antibiotics and hormones.

Force of Nature Game Meat

 Force of Nature offers regeneratively focused game meats raised with respect in wide open, natural spaces without tilling, synthetic chemicals, hormones and antibiotics. Whether you go with their beef, boar, venison, elk or bison, you can trust you’re getting the absolute best, just as nature intended.

Kosher Beef, Chicken and Turkey

There is something delicious for every dietary preference in our Meat Department, including kosher options. From fresh beef and chicken to frozen turkeys, ask your Heinen’s butcher about our kosher selection.

  • Fresh kosher chicken available at Heinen’s University Heights and Heinen’s Pepper Pike
  • Fresh kosher beef available at Heinen’s University Heights
  • Frozen kosher turkeys available at all Heinen’s locations

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