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Where can I buy Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina wild caught shrimp in Queens or on Long Island ???

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  1. Very interesting. No replies in 2 days. I really thought there was more interest in eating wild shrimp as opposed to farmed shrimp. I am currently in Florida where wild shrimp is readily available and delicious.

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    1. re: albee

      The only thing I can do to help you out is link you to listen to this show:

      You can buy shrimp online and get it shipped from Louisiana:

      Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, I just don't think Wild Shrimp exists up here.

      1. re: albee

        I wish you could get it on Long Island, if so, I'd be there. White Cap in Islip told me they get the fresh Maine shrimp sometimes, but it didn't sound like a ton of it. I've never heard mention of anything else.

      2. Hm, no answers. I get shrimp by mail order from Linton's (Gulf) and Fisherman's Express (Alaska). Both very tasty.

        1. Take a walk through Flushing. There are many oriental groceries and fish markets and some with tanks with live seafood. I know that in NY Chinatown there are restaurants with live shrimp in tanks that are offered to diners.

          I had 'Frogmore Stew' last week in South Carolina and it was made with fresh shrimp and they were quite different than the frozen shrimp that I eat on LI. Be sure to let us know where you find them.

          1. V&T in Hempstead a Chinese market may have what your looking for

            1. I'm not 100% sure Asian Markets would have Wild Shrimp, since they're the source of the bland shrimp we all eat.

              1. If you know anyone with a Restaurant Depot card they get fresh wild shrimp from the Gulf every week.

                1. We're seeing it in some of the supermarkets in Vermont so I imagine you should be able to find it in NYC. It is exellent, even if purchased frozen. Great flavor and texture.

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                  1. re: TonyO

                    Readily available in Price Chopper supermarkets and they are really good!

                    1. re: RichK

                      Yeah, that's where I have purchaed them from. They seem to have a wide selection of seafood that is usually good quality.

                  2. I've always gotten wild Key West pink shrimp at Whole foods. A lot of work to clean (you can also buy the more expensive jumbo), but I agree the wild shrimp has a taste that can't be beat. Not all frozen farmed shrimp is horrible, although I agree most of it is. Look for shrimp with no salt and no additives. Trader Joes has some good shrimp.

                    1. Try Fairway in Plainview, LI. They have it on sale this week for 6.99/lb!http://www.fairwaymarket.com/Specials...

                      1. A commercially packed product with the brand name of SEAPACK advertises on broadcast TV channels and we find it in local supermarkets (eg Price Chopper) and BJ's Wholesale Club. It is stated to be a US product not imported. I find it to be a very good product line.

                        1. If you are serious about wild, southeastern shrimp, you can call up the online yellow pages and look for distributors in Charleston and Beaufort (and other large-ish southern coastal cities). One I would suggest is Gays in Beaufort S.C..