The Fresh Lobster Company: Seafood from America's Oldest Seaport
What better way to get fresh lobster than straight from the fishermen themselves? The Fresh Lobster Company does exactly that – part of the reason it's a Luxist nominee in the best online seafood category.
Located in Gloucester, Ma., The Fresh Lobster Company has built its name by forming relationships with the New England lobstermen and using the connection to get the freshest fish possible. The company's offerings are taken directly from the boats and shipped overnight all across the country.
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The company specializes in shipping live lobsters, ranging from tiny (one pound: $20) to jumbo (twelve pounds: $152), which are delivered in special water-filled contained to ensure optimal freshness. The Fresh Lobster Company also offers live sea urchins, live sea scallops, live crabs and other critters; there's also gourmet sushi, steaks and desserts on the menu.
Sending a gift of live seafood – as opposed to dead fish – means the receiver won't likely mistake goodwill for an ominous mafia hint, but The Fresh Lobster Company includes a number of friendly indicators just in case. Each gift basket includes a personalized greeting card, colorful confetti and decorative tissue paper, wet naps and lobster bibs. For lobster lovers, it's an offer you can't refuse.
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