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The Best Fish Stores in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 27, 2013

Fish Stores TorontoThe best fish stores in Toronto deal in an abundant array of offshore delicacies, doling out fresh seafood along with advice and tips on how best to prepare the catch. Better still, some will even scale, fillet, smoke or shuck to your specification.

While the criteria for this list seems to cast a wide net, some are obvious choices for their wide selection, while others offer excellent value or exotic fare. I feel compelled to encourage ocean-friendly eating, especially since it's as easy as grilling your fishmonger on the origins and harvesting methods of his or her stock, and, opting for seafoods that are from healthy stocks, in season, local or of lesser known species.

Here are the best fish stores in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Oysters in Toronto
The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

Diana's Seafood Delight

Diana's Seafood Delight

As the wholesale supplier to many Toronto restaurants, this Scarborough retail shop is a reputable source for fresh fish as well as an impressive assortment of shellfish, molluscs and some more exotic fare like abalone and sea urchin roe. More »

Seafront Fish Market

Seafront Fish Market

This St. Lawrence Market fishmonger boasts display cases packed with fresh and frozen piscine varieties from salt and fresh waters, as well as molluscs, crustaceans, scallops, octopus and squid. Come 3pm on Saturdays for deep discounts before the counter closes-up shop until Tuesday morning. More »

City Fish Market

City Fish Market

Situated on Dufferin in a nondescript stripmall, this fishmonger displays an abundance of whole fish on ice and stocks live lobsters and seasonal harvests of molluscs, scallops, and other delectable fruits of the sea. More »

Hooked

Hooked

Operating two locations in Leslieville and Kensington Market, Hooked celebrates sustainable harvests and traditional fishing practices. In addition to expertly scaled and filleted fish, there is also a variety of prepared foods like smoked fishes, crab cakes, soups and stocks available for purchase. More »

Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen

Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen

This Midtown oasis situated at Yonge and Eglinton brings in small quantities of fresh fish daily to take home and prepare yourself or better still, there is the option to have the open kitchen cook up any selection to order. Slurp a couple fresh-shucked oysters counter side while waiting. More »

Bill's Lobster

Bill's Lobster

Perhaps best known for its tanks of massive lobsters (sold for about $6/pound when in season), this trusty neighbourhood fishmonger on Gerrard at Broadview is a passionate and knowledgeable source for fresh fish and seafood. In addition to crustaceans also find seasonal catches of salmon, dry scallops and shrimp each labeled with their point of origin. More »

T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarket

The seafood counter at this big box chain of Asian supermarkets is notable for its variety and value. Multiple GTA locations stock live crab and lobster as well as hard-to-find fare like geoduck and eel. More »

Mike's Fish Market

Mike's Fish Market

This St. Lawrence Market fishmonger has been in business almost half a century. As one of the Market’s largest fish counters it stocks an impressive array of fresh and frozen seafare like salmon, halibut, swordfish, shellfish and prepared foods like crab cakes, smoked salmon and fresh shucked oysters. More »

Pisces

Pisces

This boutique Rosedale fish market specializes in super fresh (though a tad expensive) fish and seafood along with prepared foods. They'll even cook, crack and split fresh lobsters onsite for no fuss enjoyment at home. More »

Discussion

20 Comments

ryth / May 27, 2013 at 11:59 am
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umm, i think the term you are looking for is "Fish Mongers".
AF / May 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm
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Where is Newport on here?
Dan replying to a comment from Pedro / May 27, 2013 at 02:17 pm
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Pedro for Mayor!!
Anne / May 27, 2013 at 02:46 pm
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de la mer on Roncesvalles (and Bayview)

Fresh fish, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

asd / May 27, 2013 at 03:28 pm
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No Fresh fish on West side....Good to know.
AF replying to a comment from jeanette / May 27, 2013 at 03:39 pm
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Newport is fresh. Try the sea bream. Portuguese people don't mess around with fish.
Daniel / May 27, 2013 at 09:23 pm
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Portuguese fish places in Toronto are "meh" only. We eat mostly salt cod, the sardines come frozen, as does octopus and squid. Other types of fish...not so much.

Now, Portugal itself has some amazing fish.
Mikey / May 28, 2013 at 09:44 am
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Without Taro's, no credibility!
Margot replying to a comment from asd / July 16, 2013 at 07:08 pm
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Big Fish Market at the Queensway and Royal York always have amazing, well filleted fish.
Edward / August 8, 2013 at 04:35 pm
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Anybody can help me to found another Japanese fish market beside Taros fish
Sam / September 13, 2013 at 04:21 pm
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I am looking for Canadian fish - everywhere I shop, they are all Made in China. Except the tilapia , that is from Honduras.
I am looking for cod, haddock, sole.
thanks.
Adam Smith / September 17, 2013 at 01:57 am
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Through the store that are to be focused over the selling of fresh fish at the stores of farmers markets so that the fresh fishs are to be deliver to the intentded person who wants the seafood over their home.
Johan Varde / September 25, 2013 at 05:21 pm
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In the Southend of Barrie you can Find Johnny's Fresh Fish & Seafood Market Inc. Always Fresh Take The Test!!
Steve replying to a comment from asd / September 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm
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It's blogto .. that means no nothing on the west side.
Mike / October 22, 2013 at 08:45 am
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Fish street market and open kitchen 2584 yonge st should be #1 in my opinion, fresh daily seafood, fresh daily veggies, and the most deliciousness food that chef cooks right from the display case. Not to mention the best taco and lobster roll. Ohhhh the fish and chips are made with fresh never frozen haddock, CID, or halibut. How can you go wrong with freshness like that.
Naeem / November 3, 2013 at 02:28 am
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Hi,
I wondering if some one knows where to buy America Shad fish in Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Thanks
Clara / December 8, 2013 at 05:24 pm
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We started an online fish store where we hand-deliver the best local and seasonal seafood each month! Our membership is full for this year, but sign up of 2014! www.inseasin.com
John cruise / March 12, 2014 at 05:38 am
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I see your post,This is very useful for my business because I am seafood suppliers and buyers for seafood-Trade.This post will be for my business.Thanking for sharing for seafood store news in Toranto..
Alam / March 27, 2014 at 02:27 pm
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If I'm not wrong. Most of the ocean fish sold in/around Toronto come from China. Do we have ocean fish coming from other countries? If Yes, which countries and where can we get those.

Thanks
Alam
Khan / April 22, 2014 at 05:37 pm
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If any one want to import fresh fish from pakistan then contact us,we can provide all kinds of fish.
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