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May 15, 2007 04:57 PM

Wild Salmon: Where's the best?

Ciao Hounds,

I am usually reluctant to buy any salmon in New York since a lot of the fishmongers habitually pass off farmed salmon as wild (it's easy to spot the difference).

However, I have a demand for it this weekend, from a guest. Anyone got any current recs on good sources of wild Atlantic salmon in NYC at the moment?


- Sean

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  1. I have only seen them occasionally available at Citarella and Wild Edibles. Other places like Whole Foods or Dean & Deluca only have farm raised in my visits. I suggest you call ahead. Sometimes they wiill get it for you if you request it for the weekend or tomorrow.

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        1. Westerly natural foods market on the west side/midtown has some of the best wild-and most affordable, salmon in the city. The fish monger who supplies the fish to Citerella is the same one who stocks Westerly and it's so much cheaper!

          1. The salmon at Eli's on Third Avenue always looks unbelievable - but at a price. They were also, I believe, the only purveyor to pass the NYTimes testing of wild salmon.