Fish markets in Westchester
i just tried this new place in port chester on regent street called elaine's. i bought some oysters and they were terrific. and if you spend $15, which buys you a dozen and a half, you get a pound of large shrimp free. and it was the heaviest pound!!! also they have dayboat porgies.
Prior to stepoing foot into a fishmonger, one may wish to review one or more of the following sites to educate oneself on what to look for and what to ask:
Fish Watch: U.S. Seafood Facts from NOAA
OK, I found a couple of recent threads (including http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/511383 and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/628469) with the following gourmet stores, supermarkets and seafood stores receiving at least some favorable (but sometimes mixed) recommendations for seafood.
Any specific comments on these as to quality, variety, value and expertise?
Any additional recommendations?
-- Rainbow Fish Market, 482 Main St. @ North Ave., New Rochelle
-- DJ Fish, 1575 Central Park Ave. @ Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers
-- Eastchester Fish Gourmet, 831 White Plains (Post) Road, Scarsdale
-- Apple Farm, 37 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
-- Daido Market, 522 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
-- Imperial Fish Market, 419 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
-- Portier Fine Foods, 432 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck
-- Ebb Tide Seafood, 1 Willett Avenue, Port Chester
-- Morton Williams, 381 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale
-- DiCicco's, 58 E Parkway, Scarsdale
-- DiCicco's, 21 Center St., Ardsley
-- Balducci's, 15 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
-- Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers
-- Stop & Shop
Portier Fine Foods is excellent for smoked fish. I was told that they supply Balducci's smoked fish.
A&P has next to no service. Every time I have been there and asked when the fish had been delivered, the person behind the counter knew nothing! If they can't tell me that the fish was delivered today vs last Thursday, I won't buy it.
Stew Leonards, Morton Williams and DeCicco (Scarsdale) are all fine.I feel like they get enough customers to know that the fish is fresh, and there are always knowledgeable people to help behind the counter.