Fjord Fish Market. By Happy Yu/ Courtesy Fjord Fish Market.
For an at-home DIY fish fest, consider these long-standing markets for a fresh catch and a fresh take on meal prep.
Fjord Fish Market
Like the string of locations in Connecticut and the one in Brooklyn, this sole Westchester spot is committed to offering not only fresh fish but also responsibly sourced seafood — complete with maps and deets documenting everything shoppers need to know to purchase the perfect fish. Adding to the allure is a lineup of take-away poke bowls, sushi, seafood dips and spreads, lobster rolls and dinners, clam bakes, smoked platters, and trays of seafood-topped pastas.
Mt Kisco Seafood
Mount Kisco; mtkiscoseafood.com
Peddling a voluminous variety of fresh catches for 45 years, this inviting seafood shop and produce market stands out for its fabulous fixin’s as much as its fish — sold raw, frozen, and ready-to-eat as a sammie, sushi, entrée, or home-based clambake. A staggering array of go-with sauces and salsas (sample the yogurt green sauce), plus hearty seafood soups and salads, transform a midweek meal into a fish-lovers’ feast.
The Market at Gus’s
For nearly three decades, this family-owned fish market, butcher shop, and gourmet deli has been bringing in fresh seafood daily, from oysters, live Maine lobsters, and sushi-grade tuna to farm-raised and wild whole fish and shellfish, plus imported and domestic caviar.
JJR Highridge Fishery
This family-owned authority on all things under the sea has, for 22 years, been offering fresh fish daily (filleted on premises), including a raw shellfish bar, plus frozen crab legs and Spanish octopus, and a sublime sammie selection highlighted by shrimp parm, salmon burgers, and lobster rolls. Have your fresh catch pro-cooked on-site or simmered in a signature scampi or sherry wine sauce, and voila!, dinner is served.
La Mer Seafood Co.
This full-service fish, produce, and prepared-meals market has been delighting seafood lovers and fish foodies for more than three decades with mostly wild and organic gifts from the sea and health-conscious cooking standards. Fish is fresh daily; smoked items and caviars are a particularly hot ticket; the takeout menu is nearly endless; and in-home lobster bakes set this upmarket fishmonger apart from the crowd.
Eastchester Fish Market
Offering fresh fish daily — even on Mondays, due to a Sunday-night run to The New Fulton Fish Market — this local landmark, open since 1981, hand-selects its swimmers before cutting and filleting them on the premises. Expect it all, from branzino, sea bass, and sole to clams, scallops, and shrimp, with ready-to-serve seafood salads, chowders, crab cakes, Petrossian caviar, and honey-mustard salmon, making dinner a snap.