Imagine an open-air seaside fish market with a picturesque waterfront. The fisherman with their boats coming right up to the pier selling their morning catch. The salty breeze.
Well, this ain’t that.
The Fulton Fish market is located in Hunts Point, an industrial part of the Bronx. It was relocated from its historical location in Lower Manhattan in 2005. The increasing value of Manhattan real estate was just one of the reasons it was forced to leave the east river waterfront.
History aside, the market is now second in size worldwide after Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market. Catering mostly to the wholesale crowd.
While the current Fulton fish market is lacking the charm it compensates with an amazing variety of the freshest fish in the city. This remarkable variety makes you wonder why every restaurant in NY serves mostly Branzino on their menus.
The vendors at the market don’t get many private customers, mostly due to the fact that it’s only open during the small hours of the night. They are exceptionally friendly and appreciative to the ones that do come that extra mile.
When planning your seafood summer BBQ shindig make sure you come here!
(and try our recipe for Monkfish Shawarma while you at it)
Just beware of the forklift.