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Mar 12, 2008 01:41 PM

Where to buy live lobster in chinatown?

Please help me find a market to buy lobster and crabs for a reasonable price...Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated...anywhere in queens would be helpful as well. Thanks!

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  1. Last week I bought Dungeoness crab in Chinatown in the seafood market on the Southwest corner of Bowery and Grand that was $8/lb. It was an incredibly feisty crab.

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    1. re: Miss Needle

      Does anyone know where these crabs/lobsters come from? Similar to where chinatown produce comes from, or other? It's not shipped from China, is it?

      1. re: maggiej

        I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that the crabs come from the West coast as they are still alive. It would cost a bundle to get live crabs from China.

    2. For lobster at least check out the place at Allen and like Division (maybe a block or two North?) Walls of lobsters, very reasonable.

      1. Bear with me, because I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this place. It's on the north side of Grand, somewhere between Allen and the Bowery. It's definitely the cleanest Chinatown seafood market I've seen, and from chatting with the owner I know they do a lot of restaurant supply. They have a white board up on the left side listing what's available. They might not be the cheapest, but what I've gotten from there (snapper, shrimp) has been excellent.

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        1. re: small h

          thank you all so much- esp miss needle on the crab- i didnt think anyone had replied so i ordered through freshdirect just before i left work..2 lobsters, shrimp, mussels and clams. But i really really wanted to get a crab and i will be venturing to chinatown to get the dungeoness...thanks so much all for your replies!

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