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Best source to purchase fresh crab in SF?

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lastrada18 Dec 12, 2012 12:29 PM

Great that the December 2012 strike is over!

And now....grateful your suggestions for the best place to buy fresh crab in SF for delectable consumption at home.

Many thanks for your suggestions.

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    DavidT RE: lastrada18 Dec 12, 2012 12:33 PM

    This has been discussed at some length on this current thread:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/877461

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      lastrada18 RE: DavidT Dec 12, 2012 12:41 PM

      Many thanks David! Interesting that there are few offerings in SF itself. Will keep searching. Best

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        Robert Lauriston RE: lastrada18 Dec 12, 2012 12:44 PM

        There are lots of places in SF. Pretty much every Chinese and Vietnamese fishmonger with live tanks will have them.

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      DavidT RE: lastrada18 Dec 12, 2012 12:53 PM

      Where in San Francisco do you do your shopping? Are you interested in buying live crab or crab already cooked, cracked & cleaned?

      There are 2 Asian fishmongers on the south side of Clement Street. One is between 4th & 5th Avenues and the other is between 9th & 10th.

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        lastrada18 RE: DavidT Dec 12, 2012 12:59 PM

        Hi again David.
        This is my first post to Chow, so appreciate active replies!
        Live in Bernal Heights, near Mission.
        Am looking for cooked crab.
        Still remember the Annie Hall scene, Woody Allen struggling with live lobster...prefer mine cooked already, ideally still a whole.
        Thanks

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          Robert Lauriston RE: lastrada18 Dec 12, 2012 01:23 PM

          Mission Market Fish & Poultry for sure has cooked.

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            lastrada18 RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 12, 2012 02:17 PM

            Thank you both!

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            Alan C RE: lastrada18 Dec 13, 2012 11:00 AM

            Sun Fat on Mission between 22nd and 23rd on East side of street.

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              BernalKC RE: Alan C Dec 13, 2012 01:55 PM

              Do they sell cooked crab? We get live crabs there, for sure. Just not sure if I've seen cooked there or not.

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