Looking for fresh, East Coast USA seafood? New York has a number of top fish markets that are destinations for home cooks and restaurant chefs alike. Read on for four of the city’s best…
Fulton Fish Market has a long history: founded in 1822, the market moved to its current location in the south Bronx in 2005. The world’s second-largest fish market, New Fulton is open on weekdays from 1am-7am and handles millions of pounds of seafood every day.
Specialising in smoked instead of fresh-caught fish, Acme sells a selection of top-rated lox, cured whitefish, and other specialities. The processing facility, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood, opens for retail shopping on Friday mornings only – get in early to get slabs of meltingly tender smoked salmon.
Located in the Hells Kitchen neighbourhood of Manhattan, Sea Breeze Fish Market is one of the city’s oldest seafood retail operations. Selling dozens of products, ranging from wild-caught mussels to tilapia and crabs to mahi mahi, the market is a standout.
The city’s largest farmers’ market, the Union Square market runs four days a week. While you can pick up everything here from freshly baked bread and home-brewed cider to ostrich eggs and seasonal produce, sellers like Blue Moon Fish supply fresh-caught, local fish and shellfish.
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(Featured image: Sea bass and bream at the market © Federico Rostagno, 2013. Used under license from Shutterstock.com)