True treasures of the sea, love them or hate them oysters are wildly popular.
Australia is home to some of the top-grade oysters in the world and luckily for those who are keen on silky-flesh shellfish, there are several ways to get them to your place.
Here are some spots dishing up the best oysters in Melbourne that are available for pick-up and delivery:
$100 PER MONTH
The Netflix of the oyster world, the Halo Club is a subscription delivery service shipping a fresh batch of oysters each month. Only for the serious oyster enthusiast, the Halo Club is an award-winning outfit and is one of the best oyster delivery services In Australia—sourcing their stuff from Coffin Bay in South Australia. The first shipment when you sign up comes with three dozen beauties and a bespoke shucking kit.
Whether you’re a regular punter or Mermellier (oyster expert), East 33’s range of freshly caught and shucked oysters are bound to impress. The Sydney based company had a big moment through COVID lockdowns with their next-day delivery of premium-grade Sydney rock oysters, get two dozen and a bottle of Veuve sent to your place and level-up your evening.
The Fish Shoppe
$34.79 per dozen
Feel good about putting back oysters from The Fish Shoppe as all their catch is sustainable, ethical and traceable. All their seafood is 100% Australian and New Zealand and is seriously high grade, located in South Melbourne and Collingwood they’re conveniently positioned for a pick-up or have them ship out a dozen here.
Ocean Made Seafood
$19.90-29 per dozen
You’ve surely seen their colourful vans around town. Ocean Made has been a steady wholesaler of some of the best oysters in Melbourne, both to restaurants and the public through their outlet in Collingwood. Variety is the spice of life, so mix it up with the four different types of oysters on offer at Ocean Made with Appellation, Angasi, Sydney Rock, and Pacific oysters all ready to sample. You can even order closed-oysters to practice your shucking techniques.
One of the most long-standing seafood institutions in Melbourne, Richmond Oysters on Church Street has been a favourite for the underwater delicacies since 1959. On offer alongside the stacked range of shellfish, prawns and fish is their top-tier pacific and Sydney rock oysters, which you can even order Kilpatrick, Kewpie-baked, or Japanese panko crumbed.
The Fishmonger’s Son
We’re a big fan of the Fishmonger’s Son operation over in Carlton North. Especially their knockout lobster roll. The second-generation fish shop has some best oyster options in Melbourne, with Angasi, Appellation, and Royal Miyagi oysters on rotation. There’s also plenty of the tools available, including a shucking knife, and Yarra Valley bloody gin caviar to cap things off.
$17-28 per dozen
Australia’s online seafood marketplace is one of the best oyster delivery options. Manettas stock Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters in a range of size options from your average catch to some XXL numbers. You can order them open or closed and even live if having them at their absolute freshness is your jam.
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