The best fish stores in Toronto are where to go when looking for that true pescaterian showstopper: a weighty lobster, fresh oysters, beautiful fillets of salmon, or the clams to top off your perfect spaghetti alle vongole.
Here are the best fish stores in Toronto.11 - Mike's Fish Market (Etobicoke)
Live lobster, salmon, trout, shellfish, exotic fish, shrimp, squid, octopus, crab and even caviar are all in stock at this Etobicoke store that's been in business for over 25 years.
4 - City Fish
Head to this store near Dufferin and Lawrence when looking for live lobster or fresh octopus, shellfish, snapper and more.
7 - Seafront Fish Market
There are a few options in St. Lawrence Market for fresh seafood. While prices at each place are basically identical, the selection and service at Seafront seems a notch higher than the rest.
3 - Diana's Seafood Delight
This ginormous store in Scarborough has become one of the most trusted sources for oysters but they also stock plenty of fresh fish at prices cheaper than most other places.
5 - Hooked
Multiple locations of this independent seafood store in Toronto are a source for ethical, sustainable seafood. The knowledgeable staff are ready to help anyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs.
6 - De La Mer
This seafood store with multiple Toronto locations is known for their organic, naturally raised and sustainably caught seafood. They also sell some prepared foods and offer free lemon and dill with purchase.
8 - Newport Fish Importers on Alliance
Seafood is imported from all over the world and supplied to restaurants from two locations of this store, including rare catches like cuttlefish, John Dory and several types of eel. They also serve up grilled and fried fish from a small hot table.
9 - Osler Fish Warehouse
This tiny seafood store tucked away in the Junction Triangle on the road it's named for has a couple rooms of fresh fish and then a whole other grocery section with frozen foods, dry goods and baked items.
10 - Al Premium
This sprawling supermarket in Scarborough has a fish store at the back with a way better than average selection compared to other grocery stores. Find live soft-shell crabs when in season and fresh salmon at very reasonable prices.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO