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The Best Fish Stores in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 10, 2016

fish stores torontoThe best fish stores in Toronto sell a wide variety of delicacies and also give out cooking-related advice and information on harvesting methods. Some of these stores are locally famous for their excellent value or selection of exotic fare, while others have made it their mission to encourage ocean-friendly eating.

Here are the best fish stores in Toronto.

Diana's Seafood Delight

Diana's Seafood Delight

This wholesale supplier opens its doors to the public at its retail shop in Scarborough. Diana's has earned a reputation for selling top quality fresh fish as well as an impressive assortment of shellfish, molluscs and some exotic fare, such as abalone and sea urchin roe. More »

Seafront Fish Market

Seafront Fish Market

The display cases at this St. Lawrence Market shop are packed with fresh and frozen salt and fresh water fish. Shop in the afternoons on Saturdays for deep discounts before the counter closes up until Tuesday morning. More »

Hooked

Hooked

Hooked celebrates sustainable harvests and traditional fishing practices at its fish markets in Leslieville and in Kensington Market. In addition to expertly scaled and filleted fish, find lots of prepared foods including smoked fish, crab cakes and bisque available for purchase. More »

City Fish

City Fish

Visit this fishmonger in a nondescript strip mall on Dufferin just south of Lawrence. You'll find an abundance of whole fish on ice, tanks teeming with live lobsters and seasonal harvests of molluscs, scallops and other delectable fruits of the sea. More »

Osler Fish Warehouse

Osler Fish Warehouse

This seafood warehouse in the Junction Triangle is open to the public. You can purchase fresh fish, frozen seafood and a range of Portuguese groceries. Making bacalhau at home? This is the place to stock up on dried and salted cod. More »

T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarket

The seafood counter at this big-box chain of Asian supermarkets is well-known for its value and variety. Multiple GTA locations stock live crab and lobster, while hard-to-find fare like geoduck and eel are usually displayed over ice. More »

De La Mer

De La Mer

This boutique seafood market boasts locations on Roncey and on the Danforth, but it's the original outpost on South Bayview that spawned all of its success. Friendly, knowledgeable staff pride themselves on educating customers on sustainable fishing practices all while doling out pairings and cooking tips. More »

Pisces

Pisces

This fish market in Rosedale specializes in fresh fish and seafood along with prepared foods. Staff will even cook, crack and split fresh lobsters on site for no fuss enjoyment at home - just expect premium prices to accompany the top-notch service and selection. More »

Bill's Lobster

Bill's Lobster

Tanks of live lobsters are the main attraction at this East Chinatown fishmonger. When in season, you'll find the delectable crustaceans sold at very fair prices. The store is also stocked with seasonal catches of salmon, dry scallops and shrimp all labeled by their point of origin. More »

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