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Buying Live Lobster (and crabs, too)

mitchleeny Oct 12, 2012 06:56 AM

I used to get my whole, live lobsters at the Lobster Farm, on the northeast corner of Hester and Allen Streets. I say used to, because the building is being (or has been) demolished, to make way for what I'm sure will be another lovely apartment building.

I liked the Lobster Farm - their lobsters were always nice and fresh, in good supply and at reasonable prices. Same for the dungeness crab.

Where do you all go now for fresh, live lobster?

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    thegforceny Oct 12, 2012 09:22 AM


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      small h Oct 12, 2012 09:53 AM

      Aqua Best, 276 Grand St.

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        mitchleeny Oct 12, 2012 10:49 AM

        Was in Aqua Best a few hours ago. If they were only a little bit friendlier, it would be great.

        Today, they had sea urchins ($4 a pound), and some nice looking whole fish. Lobsters were about $6.50 a pound, and they carry 2 kinds of wild caught shrimp (both frozen).

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          small h Oct 12, 2012 02:29 PM

          Oh, I'm sorry they didn't treat you well. They're not that friendly to me either, but I figured it was just the language barrier. I noticed the uni the other day and raced home to watch some YouTube videos about how to extract the edible portion from the shell. Now I just need to get up the nerve to apply this knowledge.

      2. sgordon Oct 12, 2012 11:06 AM

        Northeast Lobster on Madison St., not too far from where Lobster Farm was - and their prices were generally a little better. Small place, but solid fresh quality generally. They wholesale to a lot of restaurants in the area.

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