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HippieChick Jul 7, 2012 10:06 PM

Since Whole Foods has banned the sale of my favorite fish (justifiably?), anybody have any idea where else it can be bought? I tried Rosendo's on 2nd Avenue, but they slice it so thin you can barely taste it. Or should I be ethically resigning myself to never eating it again, as Whole Foods seems to think?

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  1. penthouse pup RE: HippieChick Jul 8, 2012 07:43 AM

    It's available Fridays at the Union Square market by the one fishmonger there (not usually available from the others on Wed. and Sat.) Also available at Agata and Valentina and Citarella (though their price is high.) The other places all hover at $18/lb.

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      HippieChick RE: penthouse pup Jul 8, 2012 02:35 PM

      Oh, thanks, pup, that's very helpful. Rosendo's was either $18.99 or $19.99, and it was very dry and tasteless. I generally just buy four pieces at a time, which is less than a pound. Any ideas about it being available at Chinatown fish markets?

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        penthouse pup RE: HippieChick Jul 8, 2012 02:53 PM

        I've never seen it in Chinatown...You might also call the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market to see if they carry it--prices there are generally lower than competitors and their quality is high. (I go there occasionally but don't recall seeing it, though I wasn't looking for it...) Since you're in the East Village, check the fish stand in the Sunday Tompkins Square Park greenmarket--same fish monger in Union Square is there on Sundays and sometimes carries it--though I have my doubts about freshness...

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