Based in Spokane, Washington, and launched in 2009, Zaycon Fresh is a one-of-a-kind service that allows you to get the freshest, high-quality meat and seafood at the lowest prices. The goal of this service is to shorten the distance meat and seafood travel from their original destination to your kitchen. Normally, these products spend weeks in transit, being shipped from the farm to the processor’s warehouse, then further transported to the distributor’s warehouse, then travelling from the distributor’s warehouse to the chain store’s warehouse, and then enduring another trip to the chain store’s meat department, where they are butchered, cut, and portioned, only to be made to wait for days until you come along and buy them. With Zaycon Fresh, the products travel from the farm to Zaycon Fresh’s pick-up locations, where they are taken out of the company’s refrigerator truck and placed into your trunk. Shorter distance minus the middlemen equals greater freshness plus lower prices. If this sounds good and you want to know more, keep reading this Zaycon Fresh review.

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How Zaycon Fresh Works

With Zaycon Fresh, everything is perfectly simple. When you need some fresh meat and/or seafood, you stop by the company’s website. You check when a Zaycon Fresh truck is passing through your town or city and pick the closest location. You see what is currently on offer, choose the items you want to order, and specify the quantities. Finally, you place your order and on the scheduled date, at the specified time, you go to the pick-up location, take your order confirmation with you, and the kind folks from Zaycon Fresh unload the products from their truck into your trunk. You do not even have to leave your car. You pay online, when you place your order, so once you arrive at the pick-up spot, you just take your food and go.

Pick-up events are usually organized once a month. The products are only sold by the case, which is one of the reasons why you get premium-quality food at wholesale prices.

If you cannot make it on time, you can send someone else to pick up the food for you. You only need to give them your printed receipt. Alternatively, you can change, cancel or reschedule your order ahead of time by getting in touch with the support staff.

What Makes Zaycon Fresh Different

Zaycon Fresh is entirely unique. It allows people around the nation to find out what real freshness tastes like and save quite a lot of money along the way. Its products are actually farm-fresh and you are sure to feel the difference between the food you buy from Zaycon Fresh and what you normally get at the store.

All meat is sourced and processed in the US. Chicken and pork are antibiotic-free and beef is antibiotic-free and hormone-free. All products are free from sodium nitrate, except for cured meats.

In an effort to make sure that its customers are completely satisfied 100% of the time, Zaycon Fresh provides a 30-day refund policy. Thus, if anything goes wrong, you can get your money back, so you never have to settle for food that does not meet your and Zaycon Fresh’s high standards.

Meals And Recipes

Zaycon Fresh may not offer any meals and recipes, but it has all the fresh meat and seafood you need to create flavorful meals that cost less and bring more flavor to your plate. Not so long ago, it offered only a couple of select products, but now its assortment is growing at a fast rate due to the increasing demand. The range of products at your disposal depends on your location and current product availability, but there are usually around dozen delicious products to choose from.

In the meat section, you can find 93/7 and 80/20 ground beef, pork tenderloins, center cut pork loin chops, pulled pork, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, boneless chicken thighs, jumbo split chicken wings, Kansas City strip steaks, USDA-Choice graded chuck roast, applewood smoked ham, and premium hickory smoked bacon.

The selection of seafood is less varied and usually includes wild Alaskan cod fillets and wild Argentine red shrimp.

Zaycon Fresh meals

Pricing

The prices of Zaycon Fresh products often change, but they are always lower than the prices you pay at the store. To help you get a sense of what you can expect, we will provide several examples that reflect the current prices at Zaycon Fresh.

At the moment, you can get fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts for only $1.89 per lb. For $2.99 you can get 1 lb. of sweet Italian sausage, premium pork tenderloins, chicken tenderloins or center cut pork loin chops. Ground turkey comes at the price of $2.19 per lb. while 1 lb. or ground beef ranges from $3.19 to $3.99. Premium hickory smoked bacon costs $3.99 per lb. Currently, the most expensive meat item is Kansas City strip steak, which costs $8.49 per lb.

As far as seafood goes, wild Argentine red shrimp comes at the price of $7.99 per lb. while wild Alaskan cod fillets cost $6.99 per lb. The products are sold in cases of 14, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 36, and 40 lbs. and the quantity depends on product type.

Delivery Areas

Zaycon Fresh does not offer home deliveries because the key to its success lies in its distribution method that involves the organization of pick-up events. Instead of shipping the food to your door, it allows you to pick up the food yourself at the location closest to your home. That way, you get fresher goods and the prices stay low. At the moment, Zaycon Fresh organizes pick-up events in more than 1,200 locations across the country. You can view the upcoming events in your area in the Event Calendar by entering your city, state, and zip code.

Pros
  • Fresh-from-the-farm meat and seafood
  • Highly affordable, wholesale prices
  • Convenient ordering and pick-up with no handling costs
  • 30-day refund policy
  • 1,200+ pick-up locations nationwide

Cons

  • Only sells by the case
  • Home delivery is not an option
  • Few seafood choices

Bottom Line

Zaycon Fresh products represent a great alternative to less-than-fresh meat and seafood found at chain stores. They really come straight from the farm, they are of high quality, and they are incredibly affordable. Plus, everything is so simple and convenient, from choosing and ordering to picking up the food at a location near your home. Sure, home delivery would be more convenient, but it would also cost more. Shopping by the case may not be ideal for everyone, but you can always share the food with your family and friends. And yes, we would like to see more seafood choices, but this is hardly a deal-breaker. All in all, Zaycon Fresh may not perfect, but it is an excellent solution for people who appreciate freshness and do not want to overpay for weeks-old food that lost its flavor long before it reached the plate.


Zaycon Fresh Rating

Our ratings are the result of an objective and independent evaluation of Zaycon Fresh, generating the final rating that reflects the overall quality of the company. Ratings may change as the service changes.

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Final Rating9.2/10

User Reviews (4)

    Zaycon Fresh user rating based on 4 user reviews.

    The reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the meal delivery companies. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  • Submitted By Janis S on 03/21/2018
    I've had the worst experience with Zaycon Fresh! Specifically, their Argentina Shrimp. I've placed orders in the past for their bacon, pork tenderloin, & turkey breast with no issues. The bacon was our favorite! After pick-up of the shrimp, we placed the bags of shrimp in the freezer with the exception of one bag which we thawed & cooked for dinner. We felt the texture was a little strange, soft even though grilled. I gave them a second try later that week in a classic paella dish. Still, the shrimp had a strange, soft texture. Upon reading the bag more thoroughly, I saw they're injected with a preservative. Not sure why they do this since they're frozen & naturally to keep their red color. I can only assume the preservative is what's throwing off the texture. I contacted Zaycon Customer Service who stated the only way to get a refund was to donate the items to a non-profit in their name & then submit the receipt in order for them to determine my refund. There are several issues here! First, this is a terrible refund policy & is not clearly explained on their website. Secondly, food banks in most areas do not accept perishable items. I contacted 7 different food pantry & church groups in my area & all said no. This was an incredibly frustrating experience & I would never have purchased from them had I known their misleading policy...especially when dealing with food. To add insult to injury, the shrimp made our freezer smell terrible. You could smell shrimp outside of the fridge so strong, we now call it the "shrimp fridge". I contacted Zaycon several times to try to resolve this issue but they have failed to do the right thing. We ended up tossing the remaining 8 bags of shrimp.
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  • Submitted By Liz Overton on 01/11/2018
    We. Are. Hooked! The most delicious chicken I’ve ever tried, fresh, juicy, you can see that it’s natural. I just wish I could buy less, we split the cases with my brother but it’s still too much.
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  • Submitted By Carl Thorton on 09/29/2017
    No need for words, just try it, you won’t regret it.
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  • Submitted By Will Gold on 07/21/2017
    Always fresh, great prices, I’m never going back to store-bought meat, I honestly cannot believe I used to eat that stuff.
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Zaycon Fresh Review
Updated : 2018-04-18
Rating : 9.2/10
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