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Fresh fish near Loveland, CO?

DevHyfes Jul 19, 2011 01:45 PM

Hello All-

I grew up in Denver but just moved to Northern Colorado after 10 years in Los Angeles. I am living just southwest of Johnstown, CO- around 7 miles south of the Loveland exit on I-25- and I was really disheartened to find that the local super markets have no fresh fish in their meat departments.

Is there anywhere around here that sells good fresh fish? I've heard there is stuff up in Fort Collins, but I would prefer not to drive that far for my weekly shopping. If there is anything south of here down to Longmont, that may be doable as I have occasion to travel that way once a week.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    ClaireWalter Jul 19, 2011 03:22 PM

    There's a Whole Foods in Fort Collins. Also in Fort Collins, there is/was a restaurant called Fish (on Oak St., I think) that sells/sold fresh fish. Not exactly in Loveland, but not too far either.

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    1. re: ClaireWalter
      DevHyfes Jul 20, 2011 10:07 AM

      Thanks, Claire. I had read about Fish previously, but was hoping not to have to go there. Ft Collins is like a 20 - 30 minute drive, and I wanted to do this weekly.

      How are the fish sections at the Whole Paychecks out here? I used to be underwhelmed by the one in Pasadena where we would go regularly. (Interestingly, it is the WF that they use on Top Chef Masters- maybe they have better selection on those days?)

      I found that they usually had 2 or 3 varieties of fresh fish that didn't seem too fresh, a decent selection of shellfish and then a bunch of frozen/thawed crap.

      1. re: DevHyfes
        skicraze Aug 12, 2011 09:35 AM

        Good luck on your search, and if you find something - please let us know! I would actually be interested if anyone has recommendations on ANY great fresh fish markets (preferably affordable) in the entire Denver,Boulder, Fort Collins Metro markets at all. I work/live near Boulder and typically go to Whole Foods - but like you said I'm not in to handing over my entire paycheck for a side of fish. When the cheapest fresh fish at the counter is 17.95lb (except Colorado Farm Raised Tilapia), I'm struggling. I will say that I love their service, it is always fresh, and they will special order anything you can think of at no surcharge. Typically you need to order at least a couple pounds - which isn't hard if you are having a little party. Good luck on your search!

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