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Wholesale Fish Markets in Brooklyn?

luckycat Apr 23, 2008 02:23 PM

Is there a great wholesale fish market in Brooklyn or should I go up to Hunt's Point? Or is that even a good market to go to.

I have had a very hard time finding consistently good fish at good prices in NYC.

Any advice?

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    jklx2 Apr 23, 2008 04:17 PM

    Expanding the question a little bit, who can comment about buying fish at the piers in Sheephead Bay?

    5 Replies
    1. re: jklx2
      luckycat Apr 23, 2008 08:44 PM

      I do that a lot in the summer. The guys do a hack job of cleaning them, but you can get whole fresh bluefish for about $5 each, porgies for $8, etc. Check the eyes and make sure your fish is that day's catch. You can also call the companies and see what time their boats get back in.

      1. re: luckycat
        citygrrl2000 Apr 24, 2008 07:44 AM

        DiMartino's on Douglass Street Between 3rd and 4th Avenues 718-522-1119. If you go there you have to go before 11:00 a.m.

        1. re: citygrrl2000
          Ralphus Apr 24, 2008 01:35 PM

          This is the sort of place you can walk into and buy any quantity of fish? Never knew it was there. What sort of selection to they have?

          1. re: Ralphus
            citygrrl2000 Apr 24, 2008 04:39 PM

            I have purchased shrimp, caviar, oysters, diver scallops, tuna, calamari, lobsters, crab legs, whole fish. They supply to restaurants all over the city. When I lived in Manhattan they delivered to my building because I got to know them when I lived in Park Slope and they let me place my order by phone and pay with a credit card.

        2. re: luckycat
          MShapiro Apr 25, 2008 02:05 PM

          I believe the morning trip arrives back at the dock by 3:P.M.

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