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Old 02-16-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Where to buy Oysters?

Just wondering if you guys could help me locate some places to buy raw oysters. Generally i go down to lobsterman in granville island, their oysters are always fresh, but just wondering if there are any other places. And I don't mean places like t&t or chong lee...I like a nice variety, thanks.
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Lobster Man is probably the best place in the GVRD that I know of. At least for the general public.
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I buy mine from Safeway, they're pretty big for a dollar each
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I buy mine from Safeway, they're pretty big for a dollar each
Yes, but there are more than one variety of oyster - and big doesn't mean good with oysters. In fact it's quite the opposite in many cases.
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Yeah i think the safeway ones are just beach oysters just like chong lee and t&t, which are pretty cheap, and not that great, if you've had lobsterman oysters, you'd notice a big difference in quality. Gonna go pick some up today as well =)
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Call Seven Seas , or Albion fisheries and pick them up wholsale...have to buy 5 dozen ata time but it is 5 dollars per dozen.
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My bad, I didnt realize OP wanted to eat raw oysters. Yea, in that case, dun get the ones from supermarket. If u'r steaming them tho, supermarket ones r pretty decent.
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Call Seven Seas , or Albion fisheries and pick them up wholsale...have to buy 5 dozen ata time but it is 5 dollars per dozen.
That sounds like a pretty good deal... is the quality good?

I usually always went to Lobsterman... pretty good stuff there!
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Call Seven Seas , or Albion fisheries and pick them up wholsale...have to buy 5 dozen ata time but it is 5 dollars per dozen.
That sounds like a smoking deal, what kind do they have to choose from ...
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Lobster Man is probably the best place in the GVRD that I know of. At least for the general public.
how much are they at lobster man? Oh, can you eat there? Or is it like buy and take home to prepare yourself?

I been to the Oyster sea food place at North Vancouver. It was around $2.50 each with a selection of 3 oysters. The golden _____, the Effing Ham, and something else.

It was alright but I found it a bit pricy.

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how much are they at lobster man? Oh, can you eat there? Or is it like buy and take home to prepare yourself?

I been to the Oyster sea food place at North Vancouver. It was around $2.50 each with a selection of 3 oysters. The golden _____, the Effing Ham, and something else.

It was alright but I found it a bit pricy.
No, you buy it and take it home. Prices vary on the variety. The beach oysters are cheap, but the premium ones like the Kusshi are about $2 each.
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Whole foods on cambie and wherever. They'll even open it, put it on a tray of ice with lemon to take home.
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No, you buy it and take it home. Prices vary on the variety. The beach oysters are cheap, but the premium ones like the Kusshi are about $2 each.
Do they open it for you and such?
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North Van place is a rip, Lobersterman has oysters starting from 0.80 or 8.95 a dozen I think. I went down and grabbed a dozen of sinku oysters and royal miyagi's and had myself a feast.
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Call Seven Seas , or Albion fisheries and pick them up wholsale...have to buy 5 dozen at a time but it is 5 dollars per dozen.
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Call Seven Seas , or Albion fisheries and pick them up wholsale...have to buy 5 dozen ata time but it is 5 dollars per dozen.
My wife buys oysters from Seven Seas and did not have to buy 5 dozen. She bought 1 dozen for $5.
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My wife buys oysters from Seven Seas and did not have to buy 5 dozen. She bought 1 dozen for $5.
do you just go there and order? or do you have to order via phone first?

was it this one by the 4th ave?
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offtopic but does Joe Forte really have nice oyster there ?
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is oyster really an aphrodisia
I believe its been proven it is not unless the situation is that the lady has lost in the desert for weeks with no food and you were the first person she sees with a bucket of oysters ...
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Has anyone tried going to these wholesale places yet? I'm still wondering where they are.
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how much are they at lobster man? Oh, can you eat there? Or is it like buy and take home to prepare yourself?

I been to the Oyster sea food place at North Vancouver. It was around $2.50 each with a selection of 3 oysters. The golden _____, the Effing Ham, and something else.

It was alright but I found it a bit pricy.
loba man gets my vote

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