The BC spot prawn season is a favourite time of the year for foodies. Known for their sweet, delicate in flavour and firm texture, BC spot prawns are delicacies that are enjoyed locally but also around the world.
Here are a few places where you can buy live spot prawns in Metro Vancouver this year. Any additions? Please contact me @foodgressing on social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grocery Stores (Various Locations)
PRO TIP: If you are planning to buy directly from the fishermen boats at the wharf, the boats typically come in around 12 pm – 1 pm. Check their social media for the latest information on when the boat is arriving or if they are sold out. At the moment, long line ups are known at the wharf ahead of when the boats even arrive.
How long will the 2020 Spot Prawn Season be?
For 2020, the estimated length of the spot prawn season is about a month until early July.
How much are live spot prawns?
Prices at the wharfs are usually around $17 – $18 per pound. You might find them as cheap as $14 per pound elsewhere.
Grocery Stores (Various Locations)
Other places reported to sell live spot prawns are Izumiya Japanese Marketplace (Richmond), Walmart Richmond and Parker Place. Small mom and pop Asian seafood stores have been reported to sell them too.
Check out my post to learn more about BC Spot Prawns.