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Best Places To Buy Fresh Fish??

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  • Ric Zoon May 15, 2000 03:27 PM
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Hi There

I would be greatful for suggestions on the best
places to buy Fish. I'm sure there are numerous
places but I live in the West 50's, so anywhere
on the West including the village would be great.

I am however open to all other places that everyone
has had good experience with.

Thanks!

ric

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  1. The fish market in the Chelsea Market indoor mall at 9th Ave and 15th St.

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    1. re: Norm

      I don't know if this is a secret or not, and you do kinda need a car to get there, but.......

      THE best place to buy fish and and shellfish, in terms of quality/price equation, is

      the Harlem Fairway.

      1. re: Bill

        I'm a regular at harlem/fairway. it is very good. only thing re: fish, is a slight lack of selection.- but in general, its very good indeed.

      2. re: Norm

        for selection, citarella is very good. I like to go to arthur ave, randazzo's fish market. a few doors down from domminick's. they bring in a lot of italian imports

      3. Jake's Fish Market
        2425 Broadway
        New York, NY 10024
        (212) 580-5253

        1. Isn't there a Citarella on your side of town? I'm familiar only with the one on the upper east side but the fish and other salt water creatures there are just beuutiful. I once bought enough fish and shellfish for a beutiful zuppa de pesce for three people for $20. So it doesn't have to be out-of-sight expensive AND since its a grocery store, there's lots of other good stuff to make up your meal. pat

          1. Ric-
            Have you tried the place on 9th right across from the Port Authority? I think it's called Sea Breeze. Fish turnover seems to be high, the prices are usually great (much cheaper than uptown, slightly higher than Chinatown). And if you like the fish spread called Taramosalata, try the Greek place on the same block that specializes in it--wish I could remember the name--wonderful stuff.

            1. Ric-
              Have you tried the place on 9th right across from the Port Authority? I think it's called Sea Breeze. Fish turnover seems to be high, the prices are usually great (much cheaper than uptown, slightly higher than Chinatown). And if you like the fish spread called Taramosalata, try the Greek place on the same block that specializes in it--wish I could remember the name--wonderful stuff.

              1. A little out of your way, but a recommendation for any East Siders reading this:

                Pescatore, at the Grand Central Market.

                Patrick