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where to buy soft shell crabs in Village or Soho?

adorno Jun 1, 2008 08:43 AM

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. MMRuth RE: adorno Jun 1, 2008 08:47 AM

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

    1. NYCkaren RE: adorno Jun 3, 2008 02:39 PM

      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.

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        jgradieoakes RE: adorno Jun 5, 2008 10:49 PM

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

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          catfell RE: adorno Jun 13, 2008 08:24 AM

          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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            NYCkaren RE: catfell Jun 15, 2008 09:01 AM

            Will they clean them for you in Chinatown?

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