Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Aug 13, 2007 02:03 PM

Live Crawdads - where to buy in LA area/Ventura

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. On the westside, you can usually find them at Santa Monica Seafood, however the season is ending (if it hasn't already), so you may have a harder time finding them. Good luck.

    2 Replies
    1. re: benken

      Thanks for the advice - guess I will have to wait!

      1. re: benken

        I go to SM Seafood at least once a week, and don't recall ever having seen crawdads/crayfish there.

      2. For live crawdads, try New Orleans Fish market:

        New Orleans Fish Market
        2212 W. Vernon Ave
        Los Angeles
        (323) 298-9738
        (323) 296-3817

        1. Crawfish season begins around January, peaks in April and May and ends in late June.


          1. i was at 168 market in alhambra this weekend and they had a big vat of live crawdads. iirc, the price was $3.99/lb.