I don’t usually order food online. With the recent stay-at-home advisory and Amex sync offers, I decided to try out two online steak retailers for the first time.
Omaha Steaks or Kansas City Steaks?
I didn’t order in a way where I could compare apples with apples, but it was still enough to make up my mind in terms of which ones I like better.
For Omaha Steaks: I ordered the Omaha Steaks Burgers and the Top Sirloins.
For Kansas City Steaks: I decided to try out the gift pack of Filet Mignon and Kansas City Strip Steaks.
From a price point perspective, Kansas City Steaks offerings are slightly more expensive.
The packaging is standard for both. Both came in a cooler packaging with a bag of dry ice in it.
When Omaha shipped out the item, I received the package in the next business day. The shipping time for Kansas City Steaks was longer. They shipped it on a Monday afternoon. It was delivered on a Thursday afternoon. 3 business days.
Unlike Omaha Steaks, the longer transit delivery for Kansas City steaks was a point of concern. I understand that dry ice can last for about 18-24 hours in a cooler, so I was concerned whether the dry ice would have melted by then. “Cool to the touch” is what is in the company’s FAQ, but I wasn’t how the steaks would fare. Fortunately, the dry ice had not completely melted by the time I took delivery.
A note about Omaha Steak “burgers”:
I also ordered the omaha steak burgers. For the record, it’s just the patties. I think Omaha Steaks should call them steak patties instead of “burgers”, since …the buns are not included.
Which is better?
I was concerned about Kansas City’s longer delivery time, but it ended up being OK. If I have to choose between the two in terms of value and quality, I would go with Kansas City Steaks. The Kansas City Strips wins.
This was something I thought I would try out, given the Amex sync offers (available for some through late June). At the end of the day, the best value is still the local supermarkets. While dine-in is not yet open at many places, ordering take-out at local restaurants is also a convenient option these days.
Have you order from either Omaha steaks or Kansas City Steaks? What have been your experiences?