It’s hard to find fresh, top-quality lobsters outside the Northeast. Mail order is a fine alternative, though, and there are several outfits recommended by Chowhounds for shipping super-fresh New England lobsters to land-locked loved ones. Cheeseboy suggests opting for “selects” in the 2-3 lb. range, as opposed to 1.5 lb. “chix” or 4 lb. “jumbos.”

These companies all have a good track record with mail order:

The Lobster Net
Sanders Lobster Pound
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
Fisherman’s Fleet

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