Nothing says “I’m settling into life in 2020 pretty good HBU” more than getting a tray of two dozen Sydney Rock Oysters delivered to your door.
If you, like us, love ordering up a tray or two of those glistening pearls from the sea, you’ll be pleased to know Sydney has a next-day oyster drop off. Yes—fresh, sustainably farmed local oysters delivered to your door.
This delivery innovation is the genius of East 33, one of Australia’s largest oyster distributors of premium Sydney Rock Oysters, uniting a series of family producers under one banner. Based in the Great Lakes region of the NSW mid-north Coast, East 33 typically supplies top tier restaurants with rare oysters but, given the way of the world, they’ve kicked off 33 Delivery to bring the oysters direct from their farms to you.
A quick browse through the East 33 oyster collection reveals shells from NSW most-iconic oyster spots: Port Stephens, Hasting’s River, Wallis Lake, Lake Wapengo, Pambula and Merimbula. Each location is given a flavour profile too, with a sliding scale for salty, sweet, umami and seaweed tastes.
As for how to order, pick your suburb and then pick your preference—shucked or unshucked. There are tasting kits, which feature eight oysters from three different regions, and an “Immunity Booster” pack, where oysters have been selected for having higher zinc properties. As an FYI, Sydney Rock Oysters are also a great source of iron, energy, protein and OMEGA-3. Winning.
If you want to get shucking, East 33 also has a shucking knife you can buy. And delivery? Yeah, it’s free.
Check it out the East 33 website here.
While you're here, you'll want to pair your oysters with Sydney's best home-delivered booze.
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