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Jan 8, 2009 07:47 PM

Weho Whole Foods - Fish Counter

Has anyone else noticed something off recently at the fish counter at Whole Foods at Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd?

The fish seems less fresh than usual, especially the salmon and tuna, often with a dried out look.

Right after the New Year I chocked it up to no turnover because of the holiday, but I've noticed that it seems to have persisted.

Am I alone?

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  1. WF fish has always sucked IMHO. They get the leftover scraps...

    1. I've never been to the WeHo WF, but that sounds a lot like the Tustin WF. In the case of the Tustin WF, with 15 minutes' drive you can be at Santa Monica Seafood in Newport Back Bay, or at Marukai or Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa, so there's no reason for me to keep up with whether they've improved.

      1. Stopped buying fish from WF, Brentwood after noticing a definite decline in the quality. Now buy at Vicente Foods (who buys their fish from S.M. Seafood). The fish is always extremely fresh.

        1. Horrible! Went there for the last time to get a dungeness crab about two weeks ago. The guy told me it arrived "just yesterday." When I got it home and smelled it, the only way it had arrived the day before was if it was delivered by pony express. Further, I got a smoked trout (delicious) and was going to get a mustard sauce until I noticed it had passed its expiration date over a month before! The other jars of the same sauce had their expiration dates ripped off, most likely by an unscrupulous manager trying to save a couple bucks...

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          1. re: burglover

            oh, you just reminded me, i bought a pork loin at that Weho Whole Foods that also had passed it's expiration date, which of course i didn't realize until i got it home. They took it back, but's just kind of gross, and not what you'd expect from WF

          2. I bought from them years ago, same location, and ended up throwing away the fish I bought.
            It smelled like old fish.

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            1. re: latindancer

              Rule of thumb: If it smells like fish it ain't fresh! If it smells like the ocean or has no smell, then you are rockin!