Best place for cocktail shrimp in SF?
November 23, 2021 3:54 PM   Subscribe

I have signed up to provide cocktail shrimp for thanksgiving, and need a supplier in my new city. Ideally I could buy them pre-cooked and fresh, but frozen is ok too. Further down the peninsula is also ok.
posted by Maecenas to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you're looking for easy (cleaned, peeled, and precooked), Whole Foods is usually your best bet in SF. Their seafood is pretty good in general, though not strictly the "best."

For live seafood, there are a lot of great options. I really like Sun Fat in the Mission and Manila Oriental Market in the Excelsior, and there's a good place in the inner Richmond that I can't remember. These should all have live, or otherwise very fresh, shrimp.
posted by kdar at 5:01 PM on November 23 [2 favorites]

Gus's Market also offers 2 sizes of platters.
posted by jenquat at 5:02 PM on November 23 [1 favorite]

Don't forget the cocktail sauce, extra horseradish, and lemons.
posted by theora55 at 5:04 PM on November 23 [2 favorites]

Sun Fat in the Mission is my go-to for seafood. I just bought some tail-on shrimp there recently and it was very good quality.
posted by zombiedance at 9:32 PM on November 23 [1 favorite]

Costco usually has large rounds of them. Might want to call ahead though, since it’s the holiday week.
posted by lunasol at 11:33 PM on November 23 [1 favorite]

Trader Joe’s has pre prepped cocktail shrimp platters.
posted by SLC Mom at 1:35 PM on November 24

Fresh meat seafood market at 23rd and Mission is my go-to place.
posted by jasper411 at 2:48 PM on November 24

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