There are lots of options for buying seafood in New York, some more accessible than others. Here are a few of our favorite places to shop:
Blue Moon Fish (Union Square Greenmarket)
Visit Alex for local seafood caught off Eastern Long Island. This time of year you're likely to find Herring, Mackerel, Scallops and Oysters. Check out the Blue Moon Fish website to see what else they'll have at market. They're at market on Wednesdays.
PE & DD Seafood (Union Square Greenmarket)
They are a family-run business that catch and sell local seafood. Phil and his family are committed to using fishing methods that minimize their impact on the environment, so they are a great choice on multiple counts. Visit PE & DD for fresh fish and shell fish on Mondays and Saturdays.
Wild Edibles (Grand Central Market – Lexington @ 43rd Street)
Need something that's open every day? Once a hole-in-the-wall on Elizabeth Street in Soho, Wild Edibles now has a beautiful home in Grand Central Market. They do their best to source seafood from sustainable fisheries, but you can do your part by using their green, yellow and red icons to make smart choices about the fish you buy.
The Lobster Place (Chelsea Market – 75 Ninth Avenue)
Thanks to high turnover, the seafood at the Lobster Place is incredibly fresh. The friendly, knowledgeable staff make it well worth braving the crowd. It also helps that you can snack while you shop. We like the Salmon Rillete roll.
Not in NYC?
Check out i love blue sea. They offer overnight shipping across the United States, so that you can get well vetted sustainable seafood no matter where you live.
This post is part of a series: a Week of Fish. Check out our post about the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and our guide to choosing safe and sustainable fish. Stay tuned for a post with 5 tips for keeping fish fresh.