Homegrown Artisanal Deli Meat Brands On Our Radar

Homegrown Artisanal Deli Meat Brands
Homegrown Artisanal Deli Meat BrandsMeatheads, The Daily Cut

Deli meats have been increasingly favored for their versatility in a variety of culinary creations, from quick breakfasts and sandwiches to pasta, salads, and even the trending charcuterie boards. These thinly sliced meats serve as an excellent time-saving ingredient, catering to both the convenience of everyday meals and the elegance of elaborate spreads. As the demand for quality deli meats continues to surge, it's worth exploring the offerings of Indian artisanal meat brands. Here are 5 homegrown names that have been making their mark in the industry.

Meat JJ

Meat JJ is renowned for its premium slow-smoked meats, delivering an explosion of flavours in every bite. With a commitment to using the freshest ingredients, their menu boasts an array of delectable options, including succulent Pulled Pork, tender buff Pastrami, and smoky Bacon. Operating in Pune and Mumbai, Meat JJ ensures a mouthwatering experience with every order.

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Artisan Meats

Artisan Meats, a local brand, is dedicated to producing high-quality cured and preserved meats using traditional methods and locally sourced ingredients. Departing from mechanized processes, the brand emphasizes the adoption of age-old meat preservation techniques from different cultures worldwide. Rejecting the use of chemicals and emulsifiers, they prioritize natural practices akin to those of our ancestors. Their dynamic product line constantly evolves to enhance flavors, textures, and overall customer experiences.

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Founded by Chef Sambaran Mitra, Meatheads' 100% wood-smoked meats are known for their unparalleled smokiness, tenderness, and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Despite the challenges of preserving the laboriously cooked meats for up to 18 hours, the brand has perfected an efficient logistics system, enabling nationwide delivery within 48 hours. Starting with a made-to-order approach during the lockdown, Meatheads has experienced remarkable growth, currently processing a ton of meat every month from their kitchens in Gurgaon and Goa.

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Artisan Deli

Artisan Deli redefines cold cuts with its exclusive whisky-infused range, introducing nine distinctive flavours and prioritizing both taste and health. Free from gluten, added MSG, and hormones, their varied product line, including Bacon, Ham, Sausages, Frankfurters, and Mortadella, caters to the discerning modern consumer. With globally inspired infusions like mac & cheese, Tellicherry pepper, and cheddar smoked, Artisan Deli emerges as a leading name in the global cold meats scene.

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The Daily Cut

The Daily Cut, helmed by Chef Niket Drego, specializes in handcrafted, single-batch Charcuterie, offering new flavours weekly and delivering across Pune. Drawing inspiration from the ancient French art of Charcuterie, the brand caters to a niche market of global food enthusiasts, including celebrities and fine-dining connoisseurs. With specialties such as Caper-Churri Pork Salami, Lemon and Parsley Gremolata Lyoner chicken salami, and Miso-cured bacon, The Daily Cut introduces an exquisite range of expertly preserved meats for discerning palates.

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