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 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.
Proving that oysters aren't just a summer thing, East 33 has just dropped their winter collection oysters, and it looks a little like this:
- Pambula: Young farmer Jack Salt with his appropriately salty, creamy gems of the water.
- Merimbula: Farmer Adi Pinkerton with his unique multi-lake growing technique that formulates a rich, smooth flavour.
- Port Stephens: Veteran farmer Robert Diemar who leads a hardworking team creating oysters that are delicately sweet but full flavour with a salty bite and a long, rich finish.
As for how to order, pick your suburb and then pick your preference—shucked or unshucked.
If you want to get shucking, East 33 also has a shucking knife you can buy. They've also just dropped a subscription service, meaning you can have your oysters at home on the regular. And delivery? Yeah, it’s free.
More info is here.
And naturally, you'll want to pair those fresh, home-delivered oysters with Sydney's best home-delivered booze.
Image credit: East 33