Jerky & Bites
You can’t have a conversation about snacks without adding jerky to the mix. It’s a quintessential staple for everything from camping adventures to road trips, and even makes a great stand-in for meals when you’re traveling by air. The only problem with jerky is its ingredients. Not every brand sources grass-fed beef, nixes antibiotics, or has quality standards that are high enough to avoid potentially nasty additives. But there’s no need to avoid this snack category altogether, because we’ve lined up a group of trusted brands that makes the grade. Now the only dilemma will be deciding which flavor to try. Are you someone who likes things spicy, enjoys some hickory smoke, relishes a maple glaze, or likes to keep things simple? No matter your preferences, we have a bag of jerky that’ll satisfy your taste buds.
Top Jerky Brands
Here’s the scoop on three of our top jerky brands.
Epic is known for its extensive line of meat-centric products like bars, bites, and bone broths that our members love to rave about. This brand is also setting a high standard in the industry, focusing on animal welfare and grassland restoration, and partnering with ranchers with shared visions for the future of farming.
The New Primal
Creating a high-quality portable protein was the goal when The New Primal got its start. Now, the brand has expanded into sauces and marinades that are always safe for paleo and Whole30 diet plans.
Snack options abound when you browse through the offerings from Thrive Market Goods. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free crackers, paleo-friendly jerky, or dried fruit and nuts, there’s something for every diet. Our jerky is always free from preservatives, gluten, soy, and artificial ingredients.
Want to try these brands’ offerings for yourself? Here are some of our members’ favorite jerkies and rinds.
Epic Pink Himalayan and Sea Salt Pork Rinds
Keep things simple with Epic’s salt and pepper version of crispy pork rinds. With 11 grams of protein per serving, it’s a snack that’ll fill you up anytime you need some extra fuel.
Thrive Market Organic Beef Jerky, Jumbo Pack
We heard you loud and clear on wanting more jerky in your life—especially a paleo option— which is why we created a bigger bag (5-ounces to be exact). This snack is made with organic and grass-fed beef that’s marinated in a blend of honey, apple cider vinegar, and savory spices.
The New Primal Beef Thins, Sea Salt
Imagine if tender jerky and crispy chips got together—that’s what The New Primal’s beef thins are all about. Made with grass-fed beef that are free from antibiotics and added hormones, this crunchy snack is ultra satisfying.
If you’re eating like your ancestors, be sure to stock up on this paleo-friendly jerky.
Thrive Market Organic Turkey Jerky, Original
Made from free-range organic turkey, this jerky is marinated with seasonings like honey and apple cider vinegar before being smoked to perfection. It’s the perfect addition to paleo and gluten-free diets.
Epic Keto Meat Snacks
Having trouble deciding on a jerky to try? Problem solved. This snack pack (that happens to be keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free) allows you to try Salmon With Maple & Dill Bites, Beef Liver Bites, and Uncured Bacon Bites.
Epic Sweet Sesame Ginger Tender Chicken Bites
Chicken does not have to be boring, especially when it’s seasoned with ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. You’ll love these bites made with non-GMO raised chicken.
Thrive Market’s Paleo Diet Tips
If you’re following a paleo diet, adding jerky to your pantry is practically a no-brainer. Learn more about the best ways to eat like a caveman.
How to Meal Plan While Eating Paleo
One of the easiest ways to stick to your paleo diet is to plan your meals in advance. This way, you won’t ever wonder what’s for dinner, and that can help you make better snack choices between meals.
Thrive Market’s Best Paleo-Friendly Snacks
Introducing our paleo-friendly snacks, a lineup of jerky options that are carefully sourced to avoid nitrates and nitrites (except for those naturally occurring in sea salt), antibiotics, MSG, preservatives, gluten, and soy.
Plan a Paleo Dinner Party
Your next paleo dinner party is in the bag. This post is filled with appetizers and side dishes to whet your appetite, fill your potluck table, and thrill your guests.