Knowledgeable staff will help you choose what’s freshest and best and even offer cooking suggestions.
9 Custom House Wharf | www.harborfish.com
Shopping at this family-owned market is an experience; if it’s your first visit, allow enough time to take it all in, perusing the cases of fish, the lobster tanks, the oysters on ice and the general vibe, which is as authentic as it gets. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose what’s freshest and best and even offer cooking suggestions. The “fish medley” — chunks of various fish packed in bags — is a terrific deal, especially if you’re making a dish like this Fish Stew. The market has its own parking, too.
262 Commercial St. | www.brownetrading.com
Yes, they sell fish, but also a large variety of other products: including Maine’s largest selection of caviar, plus smoked fish, wine, breads, olive oils and more. Wholesale customers include big name chefs Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller.
450 Commercial St. | www.freerangefish.com
Some may not realize that this busy wholesale operation also offers fish and seafood for retail sale.
Want to find out which fish and shellfish are sustainable? Check out National Geographic’s Seafood Decision Guide, compiled by National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver, a South Freeport resident and sustainable seafood expert.