If you find yourself downtown seeking out high quality supermarket grocers such as Whole Foods
location on Union Square, or the Gourmet Garage
in SoHo, but feel dismayed at the per pound prices for their noble and eco-politically correct fare, the Clinton Street Supermarket nestled in a niche of Clinton Street just above Delancey is a delightful discovery.
Not only do they offer organic alternatives alongside conventionally raised meats and vegetables, but they offer them at often one-third the price of the more established high quality grocers. Their fish selection pictured above is offered fresh seven days a week, and presents an impressive range of fish for such a tiny little market.
It is also a pleasure to have such friendly behind the counter service, guys who will hose down and filet any fish you choose and hand it to you ready to cook in about three minutes time. Salmon filets go for $5.99 per pound, salmon steak for $6.99-- and those kind of prices apply to everything from lobster to tuna, from live crab to large Spanish Mackerel.
For the budget-conscious grocery shopper, the Clinton Street market is a hidden gem and a blessing.