Clearly we're a far cry from a coastal city (unless Lake Michigan counts as the sea), but that doesn't mean you can't have some superfresh seafood on the dinner table tonight. Here's where to grab your supplies.
A fab selection of fresh cuts, seafood burgers, and shellfish to take home. Or, stay in and try the amazing Balik lox pizza!
The cream of the farmers market crop! Klug Farms rules the produce scene & Crumb is a bread-lover's dream.
Who says nothing good is in a strip mall? Okay, I've probably said that; but this spot is one of the city's top spots for fresh seafood. I've gotten some awesome soft shell crabs. Also try the already prepared Alaskan King crab chowder.
A family-owned joint with friendly service and a plethora of aquatic delights. Should you happen to find yourself with the bounty of a day spent fishing, bring it on over and they'll smoke it for you. Otherwise, fill your basket with shrimp, salmon, crab, etc.
A restaurant supplier that's also open to the public. Sift through a cooler-full of fresh seafood and score something spectacular for the dinner table.
You don't have to love French fare to dig this huge indoor market. Spots like Saigon Sisters, a juice bar, a frites vendor, and a pasta spot have a lunch treat for any craving.
Snapper, cod, mussels--you can pretty much find any sea-dweller at this West Loop spot. Hours are kind of goofy, so make sure to call before you trek over.
Check out the ready-made delights (like a tasty jumbo lobster roll or chowder) or take some home to create your own feast.
The Disneyland of grocers. Wander the two-storied emporium making sure to pause for cheese and gelato samples upstairs.