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Where to buy large BBQ oysters near Berkeley?

damian | Mar 13, 201211:34 PM

I'm having trouble finding large (by large, I mean extra-large, i.e., humungous) oysters for barbecuing or grilling anywhere near Berkeley.

I've seen them at at least one farmers' market in the Bay Area: at the Hog Island stand at the SF Ferry Building. I'm not sure about the other farmers' markets. Does anyone know at which farmers' markets they can be found?

And, more importantly, are there *any* grocery or seafood stores nearby that sell them?

I've checked Berkeley Bowl, Monterey Fish Market, and Tokyo Fish Market, and none of them carry them regularly (though Tokyo said they could special order). Obviously, Tomales Bay Oyster Company and Hog Island Oyster Company sell them at their farms, but Point Reyes is a bit far too far to drive.

BONUS QUESTION: Anyone seen live scallops anywhere local? I could go for some of those too :)

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