Best Seafood Spots for Good Friday

April 14, 2017

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Whether you’re observing Lenten traditions this Good Friday, prescribe to a pescatarian diet or are simply craving a dose of Omega 3, The HUNT Guides can help you figure out where to eat, no matter where you may be.

Barcelona

Though La Cova Fumada is rumored to be where Barcelona’s famous bombas were invented, the family-run tapas bar also serve up some delicious, fresh-off-the-boat seafood pinxtos.

La Cova Fumada. Image by Ben Holbrook.

London

Craving fish and chips? Try The Thomas Cubitt in Belgravia. If that sounds too greasy, though, then check out Scott’s, where the delicate slip soles are hard to resist.

Scott’s. Image courtesy of venue.

Boston

Hanging across the pond in Boston? You can’t go wrong with upmarket Island Creek Oyster Bar, where everything from the oysters to the crispy, whole black bass to the lobster rolls is scrumptious. If you’re looking for something that’s a little more laid-back, though, try Row 34 for their buttery lobster roll or Atlantic Fish Co. for some rib-sticking chowder.

Island Creek Oyser Bar. Image by Brittany Fischer

Miami

Joe’s Take Away. Image by Jessica Ramirez.

Down the east coast in sunny Miami, it’s stone crab season! Swing by Joe’s Take Away, the casual sister to restaurant Joe’s Stone Crab. But if crab isn’t for you, then check out Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market, a riverside venue where the complimentary fish dip is addicting and the charm is as thick as the humidity.

Garcia’s. Image by Jessica Ramirez.

New Orleans

Over in The Big Easy, it’s all about the po’ boy. At Liuzza’s By the Track pick up their gi-normous barbecue shrimp version or check out chef John Besh’s pick, Parkway Bakery and Tavern, for their fried shrimp or fried catfish varieties.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern. Image by Lizzy Caston

Seattle

You’re spoiled for choice in Seattle with the abundance of oysters and fresh seafood available, but Sushi Kappo Tamura serves locally sourced sushi – think, Washington albacore tuna, Puget Sound chum salmon roe and Neah Bay black cod. Intriguing, right?

Sushi Kappo Tamura. Image by Jenise Silva.

Vancouver

You’ll encounter the same “problem” in Vancouver. With so much choice, where do you go? How about Calabash Bistro? This Caribbean joint has a mean jerk prawn and green papaya salad.

Calabash Bistro. Image by The Food Gays.

Rio de Janeiro

Looking for the daily catch in Rio? It’s at La Plancha, a seafood restaurant located in the main fish market in Barra da Tijuca. That’s right, it’s located in the fish market. Get excited.

La Plancha. Image by Tom Le Mesurier.

Shanghai

When you think of Shanghai, you probably don’t think of seafood. But as it happens, there’s Coquille Seafood Bistro, a brasserie near Xintiandi that plates up all sorts of fishy dishes. The mussels are tops.

Coquille Seafood Bistro. Image courtesy of the venue.

Singapore

By far the most popular seafood dish in Singapore is chili crab, but black pepper crab is just as good, without the ferver. If you want the best in town, then no-frills Eng Seng Restaurant is for you.

Eng Seng Resturant.

Sydney

Down under? Hit up Bondi’s Best for plates of sustainably caught fare. Go for whatever the daily special is, as they’re always delectable.

Bondi’s Best. Image by David Collins.

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