Our History

Epic Curing was born in troubled times. The delis of the world were disappearing and pastrami and bacon were no longer made the delicious, old-fashioned way. In 2011, a couple of college buddies started a little food truck in Washington, DC called PORC: Purveyors Of Rolling Cuisine. With a simple menu of smoked meats, such as pulled pork and housemade pastrami, they ventured to make DC a tastier place. A barbecue restaurant with a silly name, Kangaroo Boxing Club, soon followed and then in 2017 morphed into a deli, called The Good Silver. 

In every iteration, we were always asked when our fantastic meats would be available in stores or available to send to friends in other states to enjoy. So in late 2017, we decided it was time to set up shop to do just that. Epic Curing was born to make quality deli meats made the old school way, and creative cured products made with both innovation and tradition in mind. We don't try to reinvent the wheel, but we like to make things that taste damn good, and have a lot of fun along the way.

We started with a simple lineup of four products (basically, a self serving list of our favorites things to sandwich between two pieces of bread): pastrami, bacon, smoked turkey and ham. After we perfected those four, we've spent every day since then playing around with new flavor combinations and testing out new ideas in our quest to make the perfect sandwich. Whether you’re a pastrami aficionado in New York or a bacon fanatic in Seattle, Epic Curing is here to provide you with the tastiest meats on the planet.

 

Our Product Sources

At Epic Curing we believe strongly in making the best possible meats with the best possible product. Whether it's pastrami, guanciale or turkey sausage, everything we make is used sourcing ingredients from the best farms in America and the best spices from around the world. You may notice we don't put organic this and free range that on our packaging. But know that we are very serious about making you the tastiest stuff on the planet.

Most of our products are made using organic and free range animals and ALL of them are antibiotic and hormone free. That means using as many small, local farms and collectives as we can, and ensuring the source of this delicious bounty was always treated with care and respect from start to finish. We don't believe in playing the labeling game when it comes to our packaging (e.g. "our ham cures cancer!", "organic beef massaged with shea butter"), but trust us that we always aim to use the highest quality in everything we produce. Because, at the end of the day, we just want to make damn-fine stuff. If you'd like to learn more about a specific product, please do not hesitate to email us at info@epiccuring.com

 

Our Plant

Epic Curing is based in Landover, Maryland in a small USDA-certified facility that often feels like it's the size of a shoebox. Everything we make is handcrafted by a very small, yet dedicated, staff. All of our products are smoked in a wood-burning Southern Pride smoker that is tended to day and night by people who drink way too much coffee and forget what sleep feels like. If you see that some of our products aren't in stock, please forgive us. As we grow we plan to add much more capacity, but for right now, we aim to make as much top-notch product as we can with what we've got.

Many of our products, such as our sausages, our made in partnership with our friends at Meatcrafters, Inc. who own the space. We highly recommend their stuff too!