Mail Order Lobster and Clams
Can’t make it to the coast? Then bring the ocean to you. Legal Seafoods sent us four fresh lobsters, and one friend (a seafood connoisseur) claimed, “That was the best lobster I’ve ever eaten.” Check out the fish, steak, and cheesecake options, too. 800-343-5804; shop.legalseafoods.com
Lobsters from Maine Lobster Direct arrive in a giant kettle (packed in seaweed and ice, of course) along with shrimp or steamers, chowder, dessert, and all the accoutrements necessary for a Down East fête. Crabmeat and mussels are also available. 800-556-2783; mainelobsterdirect.com
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. specializes in exceptional Maine products, from Pemaquid Point lobster pot pies and whole live lobsters to scallops and desserts. 800-552-0142, 866-266-1700, 207-725-1855; hancockgourmetlobster.com
If you’re looking for just whole lobsters, then Lobster.com, with offices in Rhode Island and operations based on Massachusetts’ North Shore, is your ticket. No frills, just fresh-from-the-water beauties delivered right to your door. 800-949-1944, 401-272-3400; lobster.com
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.