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Apr 10, 2012 09:32 AM

Fresh fish in Jackson Heights?

Another question about Jackson Heights! Where is the best place to buy fresh fish? I usually buy fish in the Chelsea Market at The Lobster Place, but it's totally out of my way these days. Many thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. Jackson Heights Farmers' market on Sundays.

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    1. Go down Broadway a few blocks into Elmhurst, and you can get much better fish/seafood at Hong Kong or NY Markets. There's another good one whose name I can never remember at B'way near Queens Blvd.

      1. Whatever you do, avoid Pacific Market on 75th and Bdwy.

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        1. re: Miss Needle

          ... as well as Hong Kong Supermarket further down on Broadway.

          1. re: diprey11

            I like Hong usually has pretty good stuff. I got a really nice grouper there yesterday. But Pacific Market is the pits.

            1. re: EricMM

              Do they stock mostly wild or gross farmed stuff?

              1. re: AubWah

                The salmon, tilapia, hybrid bass, catfish, and barramundi are farmed, as is this very pretty and bizarre looking freshwater fish, which I believe is a kind of goby. In other words, the usual suspects. The shrimp, mussels and oysters are also farmed, and they occasionally have the farmed cod that have those white tags in their mouth. All the other fresh fish- snapper, sea bass, porgies, etc. are wild. The frozen fish, mostly pomfrets and milkfish, are farmed, at least the milkfish is. They are now carrying live spot prawns (wild) from the west coast....very expensive, but absolutely delicious. I look forward to their arrival in spring even more than the arrival of soft-shell crabs.

          1. Jose Fish Market, Roosevelt Ave and 81st (?) St.

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            1. re: janethepain

              Awesome, that's right by me. I'll check it out!

              1. re: janethepain

                At least a few years ago, Jose Fish Market also made some decent prepared foods, notably soup ...

                1. re: squid kun

                  Ok, I'm confused. I went to Jose Fish Market and saw no fresh fish, just prepared fried fish. And it had that strong fishy smell... am I missing something?

                  1. re: luckiestduck

                    Did you check the back? Farther back in the store, next to the counter, they have a bar of fresh fish and some shellfish.