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Where to buy fresh crawfish in the Philly area?

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Hi everyone,

I'm in the 3rd month of my pregnancy and have such a huge craving for crawfish. Not just crawfish -- I want to boil it in a big pot with corn on the cob New Orleans style! It is crazy because I've never had it that way in my life, but have seen pics of a crawfish boil online and it just makes me drool.

Can anyone help a pregnant woman out and tell her where to find fresh/live crawfishes in the Philly area? I think they are in season now, or will be soon? I don't think the frozen ones will taste any good in the kind of boil I want to do. So far I've been somewhat satisfying my craving by eating them at a Chinese buffet in Northeast Philly... but I want the fresh ones!

Thanks so much.

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  1. Call Ippolitos at 13th and Dickenson. If they don't have them they will get them for you within 48 hours!

    1. That is a tough one. I haven't bought fresh for a few years but if memory serves me right, It is very seasonal. Hills Seafood used to get it in late Winter/early Spring (I could be wrong. I remember doing a bit of research and found out best to order online from South. Find a friend to split the costs.

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      1. re: DrZibbs

        Good Luck. The industry in LA has been undercut by South East Asia. There are still plenty to be had, but hard to come by. We still have a month and a half before they are in season. Look at the end of March through April.

      2. Omg im 5 months and i have the same craving i was kinda on edge because i herd seafood was bad for the baby but now ik its not just me lol