Is there a better or more satisfying on-the-go snack than beef jerky? No matter the season, biting into a smoky, tender strip of quality jerky hits the spot – and since it’s packed with protein, you’re sure to be satiated for some time.
Stonie’s Sausage Shop
In Perryville, Missouri, you’ll find Stonie’s Sausage Shop, a one-stop destination for whole muscle beef jerky. At Stonie’s, jerky is seasoned – with different blends, depending on flavor – and then dried over hickory smoke. Flavors include natural, sweet, spicy and teriyaki. Stonie’s also offers a range of flavored beef snack sticks, plus those made with elk, venison and bison meat. shopstonies.com.
Cedar Creek Beef Jerky
In El Dorado Springs, Missouri, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky offers beef jerky in five flavors: original, peppered, hot, teriyaki and Hot-YT-Taki, a spicier spin on its popular teriyaki. Each flavor is made with whole-muscle beef sliced and smoked on-site and sold in 4-ounce bags online and through select retailers. To learn more or get a taste, visit cedarcreekbeefjerky.com.
Craft Beer Jerky
The premise for Craft Beer Jerky is in the name: Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the company produces a line of handcrafted jerky infused with craft beers both local and national. Try favorites such as Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7, Cinder Block Brewery porter or 4 Hands Brewing Co. Divided Sky IPA jerkies. To learn more and find retailers near you, visit craftbeerjerky.com.
The Smokehouse Market
At The Smokehouse Market in Chesterfield, Missouri, beef jerky is just one of the housemade and smoked products on offer – and also one of the most popular. The sister business of award-winning restaurant Annie Gunn’s, The Smokehouse Market prides itself on sourcing meat from local farmers, including Crooked Creek Beef in Franklin County, Missouri, and Triple S Farms in Stewardson, Illinois, to make its famous smoked beef jerky. To learn more, visit smokehousemarket.com.
Swiss Meat & Sausage Co.
Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. in Swiss, Missouri, is a small, family-owned business that's been producing smoked meats and sausages for decades. Both on-site and online, Swiss offers a range of jerky and snack sticks, including its bacon jerky, made with lean cuts of ground beef and the shop’s award-winning cured bacon. To learn more or buy a pack, visit swissmeats.com.