Where to to buy the best seafood online

Purchasing seafood and shellfish online isn’t the daunting or dangerous undertaking you might thing. With blast chilling and rapid overnight shipping services you can have impeccable fish landed on your doorstep, just as good as being . I wrote a story on frozen fish and not fearing the process here.

Oftentimes buying seafood online and having it shipped can be cheaper and better quality than what you can purchase locally. Here are the best sources . Please note the links and codes below are affiliate links. If you make a purchase we get a small referral fee.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Alaskan seafood from Sitka Salmon Shares
Alaskan seafood from Sitka Salmon Shares

This Alaskan based company ships only the very best wild caught, sustainable seafood. Indeed, you won’t find any farmed fish at all – as that’s illegal according to Alaskan state law. The result of that is some of the most pristine and beautiful fish on the planet. Sitka’s is an exceptional product and changes with the season; signup to their monthly box and sit back as beautiful salmon, cod and more lands on your doorstep each month. Use code GSLC for $25 of a premium Sitka Share.

Website: Sitka Salmon Shares

Wulf’s Fish

Wulf's Fish - scallops
Wulf’s Fish – scallops

Wulf’s are headquartered in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District, and from there they’ll ship some absolutely fabulous products direct. Their inventory is diverse and unique featuring items like the UK’s ChalkStream Foods – championed by the likes of Jamie Oliver. Redfish, Kampachi, Caviar, Halibut, Sole, the list goes on and on.

Website: Wulf’s Fish

Caputo’s Market & Deli

Jose Gourmet sardines bought from Caputos
Jose Gourmet sardines bought from Caputos

This Utah based specialty market has one of the best selections of conservas (tinned seafood) I’ve seen anywhere – and they ship nationwide. Don’t worry this isn’t the cheap and cheerful tinned tuna of your childhood, this is quality seafood from some of the best producers in Europe – a place where preserved seafood has been

Website: Caputo’s

Get Maine Lobster

Freshies Lobster Co - lobster roll
Freshies Lobster Co – lobster roll

Want to create a restaurant quality lobster roll like the one above, in the comfort of your own home? Now you can. Get Maine Lobster overnight the real deal direct to you. There are a number of options including a composed packaged with everything you need to make eight lobster rolls. The price per roll works out about the same as a quality restaurant offering too.

Website: Best Seafood Specials: Maine Lobster, Crab Claws & More | Nationwide Delivery

Sizzlefish

After three decades supplying fish and seafood to the some of the top natural and premium grocery companies in the US – Sizzlefish began offering their premium seafood direct to consumers – right to their door.

Sizzlefish ship their product frozen using dry ice, and have an impressive wildcaught and farmed inventory that ranges common catches like tuna and salmon all the way through to walleye, catfish and grouper. The business also offers subscription boxes too.

Website: www.sizzlefish.com

Catch Sitka

Another premium Alaskan based seafood supplier. Catch Sitka supply salmon, halibut, whitefish and more. The company has a keen eye on sustainability and also offers smoked fish too.

Website: Wild Alaskan Seafood

Why should I buy seafood online?

Your local grocery store might look like a fine option, but the truth is very few non-specialist retailers will supply seafood of the highest quality. Much of what you find in grocery stores is low quality, farmed fish. For a real deep dive into many of the issues with seafood I recommend reading the book “Real Food, Fake Food” – check it out on our foodie book guide here.