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Oysters for shucking - West Los Angeles / Southbay

Foster0524 | Mar 20, 2011 11:29 PM

I've learned to shuck oysters a few weeks ago and it's like all of a sudden I've discovered a new world. It used to be that oysters on the half shell were expensive indulgences ($3 a pop at Mastro's, $2+ pretty much everywhere else) but now I've done a little hunting and found some markets that sell them for a decent price. I'm here to share what I've found so far and to see if anyone out there has any advice for me and my fellow oyster lovers.

1. Whole Foods El Segundo & Santa Monica -- $1.29 a pop for Fanny Bay oysters, which are delicious, medium sized oysters from Canada.
2. Bristol Farms Manhattan Beach -- Same Fanny Bay oysters, but slightly cheaper at $1.25.
3. Santa Monica Seafood Co, Santa Monica -- $1.69 each but had a couple different varieties, I remember seeing Kumamoto oysters.

Anyone know of other places to buy fresh oysters for home consumption at a decent price?

By the way, shucking oysters is surprisingly easy to do, I'd definitely recommend learning it if you're an oyster lover.

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