Oysters at Home
Where in NYC can I find the best oysters?
Is there a market that specializes in shellfish?
I'm hosting a 30th birthday dinner party for my boyfriend and oysters are his favorite. Definitely want to serve them as one of the courses. I have a friend who knows how to shuck them, but now I just need to know where to find the freshest oysters possible. Any ideas?
I was wondering the same thing a few minutes ago (looking for Belon oysters, in particular)and a Google search led me here: http://www.farm-2-market.com/products...
They deliver fresh live oysters and they're a NY company. They seem to have a wide selection and some interesting info about cultivation practices, but I have not tried them yet, so I cannot vouch for their quality or services. Just thought I'd share, in case you're brave enough to buy without seeing/smelling first.
I go to Citarella quite often and they usually have a great selection of oysters, much more types than Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca. The quality is also very good, and they will shuck them for you if you want.
Wild Edibles at the Grand Central Terminal also have a good selection of oysters.
If you don't mind paying a little extra, you can always buy them as take-out from seafood restaurants and you don't have to do anything other than plating the oysters =)