A family-owned fishery based on Long Island’s North Fork, Blue Moon has been goin’ fishin’ for 40 years and has been peddling its pristine, sustainably caught seafood in NYC greenmarkets for nearly three of those four decades. Its selection reflects the seasonality of New York waters: In the spring, look for bluefish and blackfish; in the summer, mahimahi and Spanish mackerel; in the fall, monkfish and cod. And year-round, there’s always flounder, fluke and squid.
Given New York’s proximity to the water and numerous food and flea markets, you’d think it would be easy to find a fish at a reasonable price that isn’t from seafood restaurants. But it actually takes a bit more digging to locate a fish market with the luscious lobster rolls, springy calamari and plump shrimp we want on our dinner table tonight. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you: read on for our list of the city’s best seafood markets for fresh fish.