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Sep 1, 2010 01:29 PM

Best places to buy fresh seafood in Atlanta

Are there any high end grocery stores or fish markets with good seafood in Atlanta?

Also, I've heard Star Provisions is a great gourmet grocery are there any other similar spots in town?

I've visiting the city for the weekend and was hoping to pick up supplies to take back with me.

Star Provisions
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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  1. Your DeKalb Farmer's Market. That'd be my first and last stop.

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    1. re: ted

      If you are looking for "high end" the Dekalb Farmer's Market is not the way to go, although worth a visit. For another interesting experience, you could try the Buford Highway Farmer's Market as well...but not high end for sure.

      Star Provisions is definitely worth a visit. You could also try The Fresh Market..although that's a chain and not distinctive of Atlanta.

      Star Provisions
      1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

      Buford Highway Farmer's Market
      5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA

      1. re: rcburli

        But if you want a wide variety of very fresh seafood, there isn't another option, IMO.

        I'm not sure what it takes to qualify as "high end." You can't buy toilet paper or dish soap at YDFM, and those are potentially a couple criteria. They also have a lot of other ingredients that aren't on the shelves at your average Kroger (or at least they have much better pricing for them).

        If seafood is what matters, that's where I'd go. The meat is also top notch, as is the cheese selection (though minus the really boutique-y stuff that Star Provision etc would carry). You can't beat the variety/quality of produce. The baked goods kind of suck, relatively.

        Between the whole, fileted/steaked, live, and crustacea/shellfish, my swag is that there are 60 or so different ways to buy critters from the river/lake/ocean.

        And I forgot- stocking up on cheap spices is also worth it. Pretension is the main "high end" criteria they lack.

    2. I don't think the quality of fin fish at DKF is as good as it once was. Their wild caught salmon this summer was sold as fresh, but it tasted more like frozen. Same thing for their cod and never know what you're going to get....last time they refused to let me give it the "sniff" test, so I stopped buying it altogether.