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Mar 1, 2007 10:01 AM

Where can I buy langoustines in NYC?

Looking for fresh langoustines. Anyone know of any special markets that sell them?

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  1. I must say I have never seen a langoustine in NYC. Although, if you do find them somewhere, I can almost guarantee that, like most seafood here, it will not even be close to fresh.

    1. I just noticed yesterday that FreshDirect has 'em. Kind of surprising.

      1. I don't see any reason to assume that the Fresh Direct langoustines will be unfrozen, if that's what "fresh" means to the OP. They are sourced from Scandinavia and Europe. By the way, to search the Fresh Direct site, spell it "langostines".

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        1. re: Wilfrid

          Sorry. I overlooked the "fresh" in the original post. I guess I was overcome by the coincidence of seeing the little critters on FD one day and on CH the next.

        2. I have seen fresh (meaning on ice) langoustines at Citarella and Wild Edibles (at Grand Central) in the past. But they appear very sporadically, so there is no guarantee that you will find them at anytime. Do give them a call and see if they will have it anytime. I suspect that most langoustines are already bought by restaurants and the supply to public is very limited

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            I have also seen them on ice at Fairway (74th Street), but tend to think they've been thawed.

          2. Saw some in Chinatown yesterday, Mott near Hester..... DK if they were previously frozen.