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Jun 1, 2008 08:43 AM

where to buy soft shell crabs in Village or Soho?

I want to do Mark Bittman's quick recipe for soft shell crabs from this week's NYT. Who has them around where I live (Washington Square Village)? Does Whole Foods? The only fishmonger really close to me is Lobster Place on Bleecker and I am a little disappointed in the freshness of their offerings. Any other ideas?


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  1. I've seen them at Citarella on the UES, so I would imagine they have them at the Sixth Avenue store.

    1. I made that recipe on Friday with soft-shell crabs from FreshDirect. I've never bought them before so I have no basis for comparison. I thought they were good. And I thought the recipe rocked.

      1. They're the president's special on fresh direct this week. I think they were 3.95 each.

        1. Try the fishmongers in Chinatown, there's a good one on the South side of Grand Street between Bowery and Christie. The fish/seafood is fresh, and the prices are much better than most other places, Fresh Direct and Whole Foods included.

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          1. re: catfell

            Will they clean them for you in Chinatown?