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High-Quality Meat

For nearly a century, the Heinen family has made it a priority to source premium beef, pork and poultry for customers. Beginning as a local butcher shop in 1929 and expanding into the local grocery stores you know and love over four generations, to this day, Heinen’s still believes that you must “find the best to sell the best.”

We partner with farmers and ranchers committed to providing premium cuts and proper animal care. Our selection is second to none, and grocery store butchers are specially trained to prepare your preferred proteins any way you like.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh filet, marinated chicken breasts, gourmet stuffed tenderloins, or plant-based meat alternatives, consider Heinen’s Meat Department your one-stop butcher shop. Find a store near you to check out our selections!
Heinen's butcher shop serves meats of all types including beef, pork, chicken, and wild game.

Heinen’s Meat Department and In-Store Butchers

From beef and pork to chicken, wild game, and plant-based meat alternatives, our commitment to quality cuts of meat can be seen and tasted in every item in our Meat Department. Our in-store butcher shops offer high-quality meats like filet mignon, grass-fed steak, and Heritage Breed Duroc pork, as well as chicken breasts, wings, and pork tenderloins, expertly marinated for easy weeknight dinners. 

Whichever protein you prefer, you can feel confident knowing that all Heinen’s beef, pork, and chicken are CARE Certified through our third-party verification partner, Where Food Comes From. This certification is a result of our strong partnerships with trusted farmers and ranchers and ensures that our proteins are raised to the highest quality and animal welfare standards. Our CARE Certified selection also includes a wide variety of convenient ready-to-cook proteins.  

Just as important as our premium product selection are the knowledgeable butchers behind our meat counters. Our specially trained team of meat experts is eager to share their skills with you to help enhance your shopping and cooking experience. Whether you have a question about a cut or cooking method, or simply need a recommendation, our seasoned butchers will guide you to meals with maximum flavor. 

Heinen's CARE Certified meats include beef, pork, and chicken

Heinen’s Beef, Pork and Chicken is CARE Certified

Our dedication to quality and transparency can be proven through the third-party CARE Certification earned by Heinen’s beef, pork, and chicken. The CARE certification signifies adherence to best practices in animal care, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.  

This accreditation involves a comprehensive verification process of Heinen’s farmers and ranchers to ensure that the products sold in Heinen’s Meat Department come from sources that prioritize animal welfare, sustainable farming practices, and the well-being of local communities. 

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

Made in-house using original recipes, our assortment of pre-Experience stress-free cooking with Heinen’s assortment of pre-marinated chicken breasts, wings, thighs, and pork tenderloins. Our in-house marinades create flavor-packed proteins that make home-cooked meals effortless. These pre-packaged, ready-to-cook meats save you valuable prep time and eliminate the need for additional spices or sauces. Whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned chef, Heinen’s marinated meats promise a delicious and hassle-free cooking experience. 

Heinen's Cooked Marinated Sundried Tomato Chicken in a Bowl with Rice and Broccoli/ A Bowl of Rice and a sheet pan of broccoli is surrounding the bowl
Heinen's Cooked Marinated Sundried Tomato Chicken in a Bowl with Rice and Broccoli/ A Bowl of Rice and a sheet pan of broccoli is surrounding the bowl

Heinen’s Ready-to-Cook Meat Entrees

At Heinen’s, we believe that delicious meals should be both easy and accessible, which is why we offer a variety of unique and flavorful ready-to-cook entrees designed to cater to every taste preference and lifestyle. Our options include marinated, stuffed, and breaded proteins, plant-based alternatives, and much more.  

Whether you’re firing up the grill, warming a skillet, or preheating the oven, you can enjoy our diverse and convenient meal solutions in just minutes. Committed to quality and simplicity, Heinen’s ensures that each protein not only eases your cooking experience but also maintains a balance of nutrition and exceptional taste, making great meals effortlessly achievable. 

5 Ways Your Heinen’s Butcher Can Serve You

We believe that educating customers on our quality meat is just as important as selling the actual product. Our customers deserve to know where their food comes from and how to make the most of it. Whether you’re new to buying and cooking meat or a seasoned pro seeking new inspiration, our skilled butchers are here to offer the unique services you cherish from traditional old-school butcher shops.  

We seamlessly blend classic expertise with modern culinary trends to provide personalized recommendations and preparation tips for every cut. Our butchers take immense pride in their craft, ensuring that you not only receive the finest cuts but also the knowledge to cook them to perfection. 

Heinen's butcher counter is ready to serve you premium cuts
 Heinen's organic beef rib ribeye Del Monaco Steak

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! Since 1929, Heinen’s meat packaging has undergone significant advancements, embracing airtight technology that preserves freshness, enhances quality, and extends shelf life without preservatives. This modern packaging supports in-package aging, improving flavor and tenderness, and is designed to be leak-free and freezer-ready, minimizing the risk of freezer burn.  

We work with our customers to ensure our products meet their needs, and that extends to packaging. As a result of customer feedback, our packaging allows for a 360-degree view of our meat, so customers can see the entire product before purchasing. 

Delicious and Satisfying Plant-Based Meat Options

We recognize that our customers’ meat preferences have evolved, which is why Heinen’s meat section offers a diverse array of plant-based meat alternatives. You’ll find options like stuffed mushrooms, squash and peppers behind our meat counter, along with plant-based proteins like tofu, seitan, and tempeh. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or simply trying to cut back on traditional meat, we offer tasty plant-based meat options for all dietary preferences. 

Plant-based meat options on sale at heinen's

Meat Department Selections


Heinen’s Premium CARE Certified Beef

Heinen’s beef is sourced from a family-owned farm, Brandt Beef in Southern California, renowned for its sustainable, source-verified practices and commitment to superior culinary products. This dedication to quality and care, from farm to fork, is underscored by their CARE Certification, reflecting their meticulous operations and respect for animals and the environment. Our partnership ensures we meet the highest standards for quality, tenderness, and freshness, maintaining our legacy of offering only the best beef to our customers.

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

We’re proud to source our organic beef from Spring Lake Ranch in Nebraska. Operating on the largest, most pristine intact grasslands in the world, the ranch emphasizes regenerative grazing practices to enhance soil health and animal welfare, ensuring the beef is organic, grass-fed, and of the highest quality. This partnership is part of Heinen’s commitment to providing sustainably raised, flavorful beef, meeting stringent criteria for source verification, taste, and consistency.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Raised without Antibiotics
  • 100% organic grass-fed-and-finished on organic pastures
  • Higher in Omega-3 fatty acids than non-grass-fed beef

Heinen’s Local Grass-Fed Beef

As a local business, we are committed to supporting local farms and ranchers. Our local grass-fed beef, raised within 250 miles of our Cleveland stores, is a testament to this promise. Sourced exclusively from pasture-raised cattle with no added hormones, our beef not only supports local agriculture but also offers fresh, nutrient-rich protein, that adheres to the highest standards of sustainability and ethical farming practices.

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.

  • 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 whole filet from our full-service meat case or ask your local Heinen’s butcher to thinly slice it for sandwiches.

Dry Aged Beef

For ample flavor and texture, try our premium dry-aged beef. Quicker to cook and easier to cut and digest, dry-aged beef is 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 Heritage Breed Duroc Pork

In the tradition of Heinen’s premium meats, we went to great lengths to ensure the quality of our pork. By partnering with Leidy’s in Pennsylvania, a producer with a rich history since 1893, we ensure our pork comes from Duroc breed animals, known for their superior genetics. We specify feed and handling requirements to guarantee exceptional quality and tenderness. Leidy’s dedication to animal health and welfare, along with their CARE Certification, underscores our shared commitment to sustainable and ethical meat production.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones

Heinen’s Smoked Ham and Bacon

Originating from Joe Heinen’s 1930s recipes and emphasizing quality with natural ingredients, Heinen’s premium smoked ham and bacon are known for smokehouse-style flavor. CARE Certified and crafted using famous family recipes, they’ve been beloved by customers for generations.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones

Niman Ranch Pork

At Heinen’s, we are proud to partner with Niman Ranch, which includes over 600 sustainable family farms. These farms adhere to traditional, humane practices, raising livestock without antibiotics or added hormones. Employing sustainable methods passed down through generations, Niman Ranch consistently delivers high-quality, traceable pork products. This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to quality and responsible sourcing.

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

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones


Gerber’s Amish Chicken

We are proud to partner with Gerber’s Amish Farm, a third-generation family-owned business operating over 150 farms in Ohio’s Amish Country. These farms emphasize humane, sustainable practices, raising chickens without antibiotics or added hormones. These chickens are fed a vegetarian, additive-free diet and raised in humane conditions, earning the CARE Certification.

  • Where Food Comes CARE Certified
  • 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

Located in New York, Plainville Farms, is renowned for its high-quality, ethically raised turkeys and its adherence to stringent animal welfare standards, including no antibiotics or growth hormones. Their humane practices have earned Global Animal Partnership (GAP) certifications. Plainville Farms’ dedication to sustainability, family farming, and premium quality aligns perfectly with our values, making them an exceptional provider of turkey products.

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

Organic Smart Chicken

A leader in high-quality, organic, and humanely raised poultry since 2010, we’re proud to partner with Smart Chicken. Located in Nebraska, Smart Chicken adheres to stringent standards, including free-range environments, non-GMO feed, and air-chilling processes to prevent cross-contamination. They are the only U.S. poultry producer certified both organic and humane, using a Controlled Atmosphere System for painless processing. Their innovative practices align perfectly with our commitment to quality and sustainability, providing premium chicken products from the Midwest.

  • 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

We’re thrilled to welcome one of the leaders in regenerative farming to Heinen’s: Pasturebird, committed to raising chickens on fresh pasture year-round, and moving them daily to forage for grass, bugs, seeds, and worms. Pasturebird promotes healthier birds, soil, and people, producing nutrient-dense chicken without antibiotics or drugs.

Lamb and Veal

Superior Farms Lamb

Family-owned and focused on regenerative practices including soil health and increasing biodiversity, we’re proud to source fresh veal and lamb from Superior Farms.

Their commitment to animal welfare includes low-stress handling and ample pasture access, which results in high-quality lamb that respects the flock, the land, and the ranchers. This aligns perfectly with our values.

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

Catelli Veal

Founded in 1946, Catelli Brothers, is a family-owned company that sources veal from Pennsylvania farms where animals receive 24/7 personalized care from veterinary technicians.

Catelli Brothers emphasizes humane treatment and sustainability, adhering to rigorous standards for ethically raised veal. Their commitment to food safety and animal welfare ensures a “melt in your mouth” taste and tenderness in every product. They offer a range of veal, combining tradition with innovation.

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

Unique Meats

Frontiére Bison

A family-owned company from Colorado dedicated to producing high-quality, sustainably raised meats, Frontière Natural Meats works with local family farms, to ensure ethical animal treatment and environmental stewardship. Their range of products includes grass-fed beef and bison, free from antibiotics and hormones. Frontière’s commitment to transparency, humane processing, and rigorous quality standards guarantees natural, flavorful meats. Hand-selecting their bison to ensure premium quality, Frontière aligns with our values of quality and sustainability.

  • 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

Since 1985, D’Artagnan has emphasized sustainable and humane practices, working with small family farms dedicated to animal welfare to produce high-quality, ethically sourced game meats. Their range of game meats includes venison, wild boar, and game birds, all raised without antibiotics or hormones. D’Artagnan’s commitment to traditional methods and exceptional taste ensures that our customers receive premium, responsibly sourced game meats.

  • Raised without antibiotics or added hormones

Force of Nature Game Meat

At Heinen’s, we proudly partner with Force of Nature, a leader in regenerative agriculture, specializing in ethically raised game meats. Founded in Austin, Texas, Force of Nature collaborates with family farms to produce high-quality bison, elk, venison, and boar, all free from antibiotics, hormones, and synthetic chemicals. Raised in wide-open, natural spaces, their game meats exemplify a commitment to environmental stewardship and animal welfare, which guarantees premium, responsibly sourced game meats.

  • Raised without antibiotics or added hormones
  • Fed using regenerative farming

Kosher Beef, Chicken and Turkey

Something delicious for every dietary preference can be found in our meat section, 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

Meat Recipe Inspiration

Steak Enchiladas

Blackberry Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Vegetables and Sage Pesto Baked Salmon