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Old 07-08-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Raw Oyster's

I'm wondering where to purchase oyster's from to eat them raw rather then going to restaurant's and paying $24.00 a dozen when happy hour isn't on? Looking to purchase 5 dozen or so if the price is right and I'm not really sure where to go for the best prices and that I won't have to worry about quality.
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I was thinking about Whole Foods but I was hoping to find a place with better pricing.
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$24 a dozen at places like the boat house is a fucking joke, on top of that their oysters are shit compared to a lot of other places
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I agree, its complete rip off especially when they sell them for $1.00 during happy hour. I just want to bring a ton home, make oyster shooters and eat them all with the GF
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taylor shellfish farm west of Bellingham. medium pacifics at $1.05 each
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you konw what. to be honest, i did that before.
i used to buy them for 1 dollar in china town, but here's WHY you don't do it.

1) you need to MOFO shuck themmmmm. I'm really good at it with tools but dang, out of 50 I do, easily 5 of them are in bad shape and I have to toss them out.
2) it takes a good hour from getting it home to shuck 50 oysters.
3) Limited variety.
For 2 dollars, it's not that bad, with variety and no shucking, i'll pay 2 dollars, but at 3.23 or 3.50 would be way way way too much.
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I'm not worried about shucking them and that's part of the whole experience as well. Sitting around my table outside drinking and shucking oysters is a pretty good time!!

I for one wouldn't trust getting them from China town
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Only one place I trust with oysters is lobsterman in Granville island, not the best price but quality is guaranteed
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Try contacting Albion Fisheries in Vancouver. They are a wholesale place dealing with cruise ships, restaurants, etc. They do off-sales sometimes to the public. I've bought from them before. Good peeps.

Other places like Albion may be worth checking out.
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I'm not worried about shucking them and that's part of the whole experience as well. Sitting around my table outside drinking and shucking oysters is a pretty good time!!

I for one wouldn't trust getting them from China town
7 Seas: Fresh Seafood store, serving Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Langley

Their selection varies, but pricing is quite decent. Last year, royal miyagis went for $8/dozen
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wow that's a great deal for royal miyagis
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One20 pub has buck a shuck all day long. No happy hour.. last few times has been pretty good. Food is good too and best of all.. 1/2 price sundays on most of their main menu item
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Thrifty's Foods sells fresh oysters as well.. not sure how much, sorry.

I'm surprised 7 Seas is that affordable. When the spot prawns were in season, the South Surrey one wanted more than twice as much as the local PriceSmart.
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+1 for lobsterman on granville island and taylor shellfish farms in the states.
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lobsterman! I work real close, they have like 5 varieties @ $10 / doz

Last time I checked at least, I go to the market everyday and it seems like they increased the prices a little. Might be true for lobster man as well, ill check tomorrow for you
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I go to Seafood City (also at Granville Island).
I get Kumamoto and Miyagi. But they aren't exactly cheap varieties.

I don't think those varieties can be had for less than $1 each.



Do you know what varieties 7 Seas and Lobster Man have in stock?
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Thrifty's Foods sells fresh oysters as well.. not sure how much, sorry.

I'm surprised 7 Seas is that affordable. When the spot prawns were in season, the South Surrey one wanted more than twice as much as the local PriceSmart.
7 seas was retarted when i was looking for spot prawns at the one in south surrey. $32 a pound without head.. just insane
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I called 7 seas today and it was $1.65 each I went by lobster man too and it was like $18 a dozen. I might as well go eat out
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those are the crazy prices I don't want to pay dammit, shit I would be happy with paying $1 each to bring home right now
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Checked lobster man today, they have 5 varieties @ 17.95/lb

They have lighthouse oysters @ 9.95/lb still
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my mom used to sell oysters to lobster man, they pay 3.25 for a dozen of small and $3.00 for petits
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