FISH YOU WERE HERE
The Little Italy Mercato is the place to find SanDiego’s freshest local seafood. Poppa’s Fresh Fish is famous for their sea urchin ceviche, made with farm fresh citrus and vegetables and served in the urchin shell - so fresh the spikes may still be moving! They’ll also shuck you a dozen oysters, and their fish choices include local sea bass, rockfish and halibut, grouper from Baja and fresh Alaskan salmon. Carlbad Aquafarms has luna oysters and mussels sustainably raised in waters just a few minutes north of San Diego - we love to steam the mussels with tomato and fennel from Maciel Farm. You can’t miss Fish Addiction’s amazing tank full of live Pacific stone crabs - be careful, they do pinch! They also have live sea urchins and scungilli, also known as whelk or top snail. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!