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Does Philly have an actually-great fish market (if not, why not?)


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Does Philly have an actually-great fish market (if not, why not?)

GDSwamp | Aug 7, 2017 09:23 AM

Philly is a great food city that's only gotten better in the twelve years I've lived here. But I'm amazed at how bad some of our top-rated seafood markets are. The positive reviews on Yelp suggest people don't know what fresh fish looks like. The places in Reading Terminal routinely sell whole fish with sunken, cloudy eyes and fillets that are browning and turning to mush. I've gotten squid and scallops etc from some of the best-loved places with Italian family names, and found they were fishy-smelling and tasted like they'd been hanging around for days. I don't know what the deal is. This isn't Omaha - we're a big city with access to major waterways like other big cities I've lived in where I could find super-fresh seafood that still looked beautiful and smelled like the ocean when I bought it, and tasted wonderful when I cooked it. Do we have that here in Philly, hidden somewhere I haven't yet looked?

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