More affordable Lobster and Lobster rolls in NJ
Working in NYC, ive been exposed to good (and expensive) lobster rolls. Maybe its a trend that they are flourishing everywhere, but im hooked (no pun intended). Are there any decent and affordable places I can get them? Particularly north NJ or even the shore area.
Another option is buying the lobster myself, preferably cooked, but the supermarket variety is somewhat under-par. Are there any places I can get decent ready to sell cooked lobster?
unless you have access to a wholesale seafood outlet, purchasing *cheap* lobster is not going to be easy. Your only avenue may be the supermarkets....and when lobsters go on sale. I really do not understand your comment of ...".but the supermarket variety is somewhat under-par. " There are no magic lobsters that I know of. Almost all supermarkets have seafood departments and live tanks for fresh Maine/Canadian lobsters and the will steam them for free is asked.
I'd agree with fourunder. My local Acme has a live tank and will steam lobsters for free. In fact, this week lobsters are $5.99/lb. I've often called ahead and ordered them steamed so they are ready to go when I get to the store. No complaints with the quality either.
Visit Point Lobster if you are in the shore area as they are one of the leading suppliers to
restaurants and stores in the tri-state area. They sell retail in their store in Point Pleasant.
I purchased cooked lobster meat last week for $24 a pound and it was delicious.
If you want live whole lobster they have !/2 pound up to 4 or 5 pounds. Additionally, their other fish is right off the boat and very fairly priced for example sushi grade tuna at $9.95
Take a look but the web site seems to be incomplete: http://www.point-lobster.com/