This year for Christmas, we wanted something different. So we followed the advice of a good friend and picked up some roasted duck from the Oceanic Market in downtown Tampa. At $14/duck, this is an incredible bargain, and a wonderful treat. It was cooked perfectly, nicely browned, succulent and juicy.
I was not surprised to see the parking lot packed with savvy shoppers who also wanted duck on their Christmas dining tables. This might have been the only grocery store in Tampa open Christmas day, which is a good thing to remember for future Christmases when you find yourself needing something at the last minute.
This market is huge. It has an incredible selection of Asian baked and steamed goodies. Their seafood market is one of the best around -- I was surprised to see large prawns on ice. They were selling fresh blue crab too. Their produce also looked very fresh.