I am trying to find uncooked shrimp with the heads still on. (I want to use the heads for stock.)
Santa Monica Seafood does not carry uncooked shrimp with heads, only pre-cooked. Whole Foods doesn't either.
Any suggestions where I might find them on the Westside? Greater LA area?
Any Chinese supermarket in the SGV will have it.
Try Hawaii Supermarket, SE corner of Valley and Del Mar.
Okay, I know this is over two years old, but you can get the whole shrimp with heads on - which is critical for stock in making gumbo - a Seafood City on Vermont, just a block north of 3rd Street. It is a wonderful market with lots of fresh seafood and other ingredients which caters to Filipinos. Great place to shop.