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Order oysters, prawns, whole fish, lobsters and sashimi right to your door with these nine seafood delivery services

By on April 12, 2022 0

Seafood delivery services have boomed in recent years, largely due to shutdowns in major cities. No longer content with the freshness of what is on the supermarket shelves, customers have started buying oysters, lobsters and prawns directly from aquaculturists and fishmongers. In addition to whole fish and fillets for Friday night dinner, these companies deliver flower platters of sashimi, cooked crawfish and live mussels – and in most cases you can order for same-day delivery.

Manettas Seafood Market
Peter Manettas launched his online marketplace in 2016, working with fishmongers to deliver glazed salmon, barramundi, blueeye trevally and John Dory per serving. His most popular orders include Ready-to-Cook Eastern Rock Lobster Mornay, Butterfly Garlic Butter Shrimp, Blue Swimmer Crab Ravioli, Eastern King Shrimp Wontons, and Rock Lobster Southern Garlic Butter – all of which are oven safe at no extra charge. preparation. You will also find clams, scallops from Western Australia and half-shell mussels from New Zealand. The team can also deliver live prawns and NSW lobsters if required. Manettas serves New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, making it one of the largest seafood suppliers in the country. His Easter Essentials Box of Pacific oysters, sweet tiger prawns and smoked salmon feeds six.

East 33
East 33 is one of Australia’s largest producers and suppliers of premium Sydney rock oysters. It started in 2019 as a collective of oyster farmers, operating along the NSW coast, to serve the restaurant industry more effectively. Since the pandemic, the company has started shipping its bivalves to Melbourne via two packs – the $69 Discovery Kit of 24 oysters, shucked or unshelled, or the Entertainers Pack of 60 oysters for $60. Each pack contains a variety of oysters featuring the flavor profiles of different regions. Some are saltier with a more pronounced minerality, others are sweeter, or richer in umami. Deliveries to Melbourne Underground addresses are made Monday to Saturday via Manettas Seafood Market. If you don’t have the right tool to open your oysters, add a shucking knife for $9.


Club Halo
Prove your love of seafood with a monthly subscription for oysters grown and harvested from the waters off Coffin Bay, South Australia. Halo Club sends three dozen Pacific oysters to its subscribers every month for $100 a box. It’s one of the largest producers of certified organic oysters in the southern hemisphere, and live oysters arrive at your doorstep sealed in a cooler bag, wrapped in burlap, and sitting on an ice pack. If a monthly commitment is too large, you can order a single box and get delivered to almost anywhere in Australia. Each box is accompanied by a vinaigrette, such as a reseda with strawberries, champagne and black pepper, which changes each time. Order in the middle of the month to be included in the next harvest.


Selection of seafood from Oceania
Dating back to 1983, Oceania Seafoods Select is one of Melbourne’s finest seafood purveyors. Founder Yoshi Arai started by delivering tuna in his van to the handful of Japanese restaurants in Melbourne at the time; now his team serves some of the best restaurants in the industry, including Kisume. He works with local fisheries to source salmon, tuna, snapper, trevally and products such as toro (fatty tuna belly), sea urchin, scallops and crabs. The online store also offers a range of frozen seafood and platters that take the stress out of planning a seafood spread. The minimum order value is $60 and you can get free delivery of fish in Melbourne metropolitan areas for orders over $100.


Made by the ocean
Although Ocean Made has currently suspended its delivery service, you can still order online and collect from the Collingwood store. The team buys directly from local farms and sources wild-caught fish from markets every morning, supplying restaurants like Attica, Maha and 400 Gradi. He’s operated a store next to his factory in the Lanes for years, but implemented online ordering around 2020 when the city went into lockdown. You can order Tasmanian salmon, sashimi-grade yellowfin tuna, Northern Territory-caught barramundi, Victoria scallops, appellation oysters and more.


Clams Seafood
Clamms started over 30 years ago as a fish’n’chip shop in St Kilda but has grown into a wholesale business specializing in wild caught fish from the bays and creeks of the day victorian. It supplies fresh fish to Brae, France Soir, Stokehouse and Supernormal restaurants, among others. You can order its catch online, including crayfish, blue swimmer crab, diamond clams, squid, John Dory, salmon, and flathead. All Clamms products are pre-portioned and vacuum packed to extend shelf life. You can also buy products from other companies, such as frozen vegetables, dim sims, beer fries, and onion rings. Clamms delivers to the Melbourne Underground for a low fee and it’s free on orders over $100, except during peak periods like Easter and Christmas.


Fish shop
Josh and Renee Pearce now have three outlets, in Balwyn, Collingwood and South Melbourne Market. The local fishmonger works exclusively with Australian and New Zealand producers to ensure his catch is as fresh and local as possible. It offers home delivery through Your Grocer, including a dozen rock oysters, live mussels, whole flounder, cooked lobster, banana prawns by the kilo and scallops from the Abrolhos Islands. Sustainability and traceability are core to the Fish Shoppe philosophy, and they are proud to be the first independent retailer to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. Its products also come in compostable packaging. Minimum order is $60 and orders close at 11 a.m. for same-day delivery.


Red coral seafood
If it’s in season and it’s swimming, Red Coral will bring it to your doorstep. The wholesaler’s main business is supplying quality seafood to restaurants in Melbourne, but during the pandemic the 30-year-old company has also started delivering fresh fish to Melbourne homes. You can order Pacific oysters from Tasmanian waters, rock oysters from the east coast of New South Wales, jacks from South Australia and barramundi from Queensland. The family business delivers to most parts of Melbourne and orders placed before 2pm will be delivered the next day. All orders are placed through Melbourne Food Squad, which operates Tuesday to Saturday. On the site, you will also find boxes of fruit and vegetables, frozen food, meat and dairy products, as well as pasta, small products and six packs of beer.


Seafood Planet
Entertaining? Planet Seafood specializes in ready-to-serve platters, including one featuring cooked crayfish, marinated and cooked shrimp, Greek octopus, smoked chilli mussel meat and smoked salmon. You can also order to your door a platter of 24 shelled Coffin Bay oysters with salmon caviar, vinaigrette and lemon or plates of cooked and shelled prawns for four to six people. It also delivers whole and filleted fish, including ling, King George whiting, flathead, salmon and swordfish. Most Melbourne suburbs are covered and orders over $200 are shipped for free.


Additional reporting by Chynna Santos and Tristan Lutze.