Well, that’s all swell for chefs, whose weekly standing orders (and buying power) grants them market muscle. The rest of us are stuck with buying fish at the supermarkets where it’s already several days old by the time it’s all wrapped up in plastic and left to sit in an ice bed. And speaking of that plastic wrap and styro tray, all that wrapping is a bit of a cheat. It’s only at home when we crack into the packaging that our nose informs us that we might have made a mistake.
Cue Red Gaby’s Coral Seafood, a regular at the New Rochelle GrandMarket. All of Gaby’s seafood comes from Pura Vida Fisheries, a Hampton Bays (L.I.) fishery that also supplies seafood directly to restaurants. At Gaby’s Red Coral Seafood, you’ll be getting the same superfresh fish that those powerful chefs get. Go ahead and take a whiff at the market: all you’ll smell is the fresh scent of the sea.
Look for Gaby (Gabriella Zavala) to offer a changing array that frequently includes any and all of the following, all sparklingly fresh and hours off the boat: scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, squid, trout, bass, bluefish, hake, tuna, flounder, swordfish, grey sole, porgy and whiting. Stop by the GrandMarket and make Saturday night Seafood Night.
The New Rochelle BID’s Downtown Grand Market is a morning farmer’s market. Located at Library Green (1 Lawton St, New Rochelle, NY) every Sat from June 1–Oct. 26 at 9 a.m–2 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-960-1460 for more info.