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Fish market in Sunnyside?

biondanonima Nov 29, 2006 07:16 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a good fish market in Sunnyside? All of the regular grocery stores in the 'hood have pathetic fish selections. I've been to the market on QB between 43rd and 44th St. (or between 42nd and 43rd, can't remember), but it's disappointing and I was wondering if there's anything better on the south side of the Boulevard (I live on the north side). Thanks!

  1. Up With Olives Jun 17, 2009 09:49 AM

    No, it's all kind of iffy in Sunnyside, I've found. I wind up buying from near where I work and transport home. (Dag Hammarskjold greenmarket on Wednesdays, or $$$ at Grand Central Market.)

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    1. re: Up With Olives
      tabs Jun 20, 2009 02:30 PM

      Actually, the most awesome fish monger who is usually in east village greenmarket is at the Sunnyside Greenmarket on Saturdays in the far corner. He has the best fish (and scallops and calamari) and the best prices that I've ever found in NYC.

      1. re: tabs
        Up With Olives Jun 22, 2009 02:03 PM

        THANKS!! I haven't been to the local this year yet.

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      sunnysides Jun 14, 2009 11:55 AM

      No!! I got bad fish - really awful frozen rotten shrimp - from the place on QB, 43rd-44th. Then I switched to fish store- - daily catch, something catch,
      at 30th and 30th in astoria, and just got bad scallops and bad clams both in one trip. unbelievable.

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      1. re: sunnysides
        david sprague Jun 14, 2009 12:12 PM

        sounds like you have a major problem here

        three disasters in three attempts

        try the farmers market in JH on sunday morning. nothing has been out of the ocean more than 48 hours. if that strikes you as rotten, my only advice is to get a boat and start casting :)

        1. re: david sprague
          DrBey2003 Jun 15, 2009 06:41 AM

          Where is there a farmer's market on Sunday morning? What is JH?

        2. re: sunnysides
          janie Jun 14, 2009 08:49 PM

          if you're buying shrimp, you're better off with Costco, for their frozen shrimp---unless you're getting fresh florida shrimp or rock shrimp. Most places all have frozen shrimp and just defrost it. Citarella has terrific fresh rock shrimp, and I've yet to find good dry scallops anywhere in Queens.

        3. biondanonima Nov 29, 2006 08:17 PM

          Ugh, fish at the Pathmark or S&S is a joke. I will buy the bagged, frozen uncooked shrimp at the S&S, but that's IT. Also, the Associated Supermarket on 44th St. and Greenpoint, which I like for general shopping (their prices are WAY better than the Key Food, S&S or Pathmark) just opened a fish counter that makes me gag - awful!!!!!! I will check out Fish House. Also, there used to be a fish market on 44th or 45th St. and 47th Ave (I think, I can never remember the streets) that looked decent - does anyone know of one on that block and if so, whether it's good? Thanks!

          1. SunnysideUp Nov 29, 2006 07:44 PM

            I like Fish House. It's on 42nd Street, just south of Greenpoint Ave. It's clean, friendly and the fish is fresh. It's Korean owned, but they will also do fried fish and chips with your catch!

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            1. re: SunnysideUp
              tracyk Nov 29, 2006 07:53 PM

              Do you know their hours, by chance?
              Their prices tend to be higher than those at the monger the OP is talking about. But they are definitely a lot cleaner looking.

              1. re: tracyk
                SunnysideUp Nov 29, 2006 08:00 PM

                I am looking at an old menu (weird, I forgot they do a lot of prepared fish dishes; I mostly think of them as a monger). It says Monday to Saturday, 9 AM to 8:30 PM and Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM. Phone is 718-482-7588. I hope this helps. They deliver, too.

                1. re: SunnysideUp
                  tracyk Nov 29, 2006 08:10 PM

                  Thank you!
                  I am so excited to hear they are open on Sundays! I often trek to the market on Broadway in Astoria on Sundays. I just can't buy fish at Stop and Shop or Pathmark anymore. Even their shrimp is hardly passable.

                  1. re: tracyk
                    SunnysideUp Nov 29, 2006 08:31 PM

                    Have you tried ordering fish from FreshDirect?

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