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Mar 5, 2008 03:04 PM

Shad Roe in NoVa?

I am looking for a source for shad roe in Northern Virginia, which should be in season now. I've got guests coming in from out of town on Friday that insist that I procure some of the stuff. Does anyone know of a place where I can get it? In years past, Whole Foods usually had it, particularly the one in Vienna which has a great seafood counter. Any tips welcome.


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  1. Whole Foods in Clarendon has it.

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    1. re: JAC13

      Thank you for all of the replies. Whole Foods in Vienna and Falls Church did not have it, but in Clarendon did. I got three pairs for $38 which looked great, but the remaining two that they had out looked pretty rough (one had burst).

      I also got a couple of filets of shad at $10/lb which look fantastic!

    2. I thought I was it at eemart on gallows rd in marrifield.

      1. Wegman's in Fairfax has it -- large and very good looking.

        1. I saw some at Balducci's in Old Town.

          1. what are the prices you're seeing - I saw $9.50 per sac today.

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            1. re: hill food

              That's around the price I'm seeing as well. I think Eastern Market had some for 10.95/sac or something.

              1. re: Reene902

                that's where I saw it for 9.50. does look robust. has food cost just blown through the roof? I swear it was around 6 just a year or two ago.

                1. re: hill food

                  I thought it was more expensive than usual as well! I understand that it's more expensive to ship food around these days with gas prices soaring and all, but shad roe is local, so I don't see the reason for the price increase. I have to admit that I still bought some. A few extra bucks for a yummy, limited time dinner? DEFinitely worth it!