HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

Looking for cheap fresh clams

I'm looking to get 8 dozen clams without spending a fortune. I need somewhere in the city that's open until (at least) 7, and ideally somewhere not too far from Market or Haight Street - I'm thinking the Chinatown markets - are they open until 7?

Also, this is an odd question, but I also need a large amount of bottled claim juice/broth - the only brand at Safeway was $3.20 for 8oz. - anyone know a better place.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Not close to Market or Height, but New May Wah is always a good bet out on Clement.

    1. ...

      -----
      New May Wah
      719 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

      1. Also not close, but Manila Mart on Mission near Silver has fresh clams. Not sure if they have the juice, but if they do, the price is probably better than Safeway.

        1. For your clam broth, you might buy a two pack of chopped sea clams at Costco and filter out the clams. Each can is 51 oz. I'm not crazy about the clams because there is sometimes sand in them, but if you have a fine mesh strainer, you can use the broth. I think the two cans cost around $1

          1. For your clam broth, you might buy a two pack of chopped sea clams at Costco and filter out the clams. Each can is 51 oz. I'm not crazy about the clams because there is sometimes sand in them, but if you have a fine mesh strainer, you can use the broth. I think the two cans cost around $13 so if you retain 80 oz of broth, that's less than half the cost of Safeway.