Rich Report Recommends: Holiday Lobster Feasts 7 Best Places to Order
From the dock to your door, the best of the ocean.
As the holiday season approaches, I believe that there is no better time to indulge than at this time of year. And even though the pandemic isn't over yet, vaccines have given us the opportunity to celebrate in a way that we couldn't do in 2020, which is a good reason to go all out for the holidays.
In light of the fact that this year’s fêtes deserve to be the best possible, why not make the center piece of your feast one of the most luxurious foods? Aside from its deliciousness and its versatility to prepare in a variety of ways, lobster makes an excellent addition to any event, and it is a crowd favorite that is sure to please everyone. Thanks to exceptional speedy or overnight shipping, it’s never been easier to deliver decadent lobster delicacies fresh from the ocean to your holiday table.
The following nine food purveyors have come together to bring you the finest seafood available in the country to celebrate the holiday season in style. These purveyors will ship their prized crustaceans directly to your doorstep, from whole to premium tails to lobster platters laden with lobster.
Wellfleet Shellfish Co.
It was founded in 2002 by Wellfleet Shellfish Co., which is located directly at the source of Cape Cod's famous, top-quality seafood, to deliver their products to markets all over the world. In order to make sure that the lobsters that are shipped are of the highest quality, the company gets them directly from local boats and then stores them in FDA-approved saltwater tanks until they are packaged. The perfect way to elevate your holiday party is to cook whole live lobsters from the Cape, either 1.5- or 2-pounders from Wellfleet Shellfish Co. or Goldbelly.
On Spruce Head Island, this lobster shack is a popular dining destination owned by a family. Thanks to overnight shipping on Goldbelly, if you don't plan to visit Maine anytime soon, you can still enjoy McLoons' award-winning favorites, such as sweet, meaty lobster, at home. With the option of adding local Casco Bay artisan sea salt butter, McLoons sources directly from local lobstermen and offers lobsters of one to three pounds in size. You can also order McLoon's hearty Lobster Bake, which comes with lobsters, littleneck clams, red potatoes, all the fixings, and even whoopee pies.
Since 1997, Lobster Trap has been shipping fresh seafood nationwide overnight through its e-commerce division, Lobsters-Online.com, established as a wholesale lobster business in 1972. Downeast Maine is home to their premium lobsters that are hand harvested and sustainably sourced. They offer live lobsters weighing one to six pounds, prime lobster tails, and lobster meat that is shucked and cooked on site. Adding specialty seafood preparations, lobster bisque, and more to your meal will complete your dining experience.
Legal Sea Foods
As a fish market opened in 1950 by George Berkowitz in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Legal Sea Foods expanded to the establishment of its first seafood restaurant in 1968. In the '70s, a small mail order business was launched, shipping fish to customers who had heard about the uncompromising standards of the company. From coast to coast, LegalSeaFoodsMarketplace.com continues the proud tradition of delivering signature seafood.
Whether you're looking for whole lobsters, lobster dinner packages, or the "Santa Claws" gift box, you'll find a festive meal for two or four featuring lobster bisque, lobster macaroni and cheese, velvety lobster bisque, and premium cooked lobsters.
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Located in Topsham, Maine, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. is a family-run company with roots dating back to 1946, and is well known for their award-winning lobster. And for more than 20 years, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. has been delivering its legendary Maine delicacies across the country, now through Goldbelly. If you order a four-pack or more of tails, they can be grilled, baked, stuffed or steamed, or they can be enjoyed as part of the Lobsterman's Catch package alongside shrimp, mussels, sea scallops, corn and baby potatoes.
Get Maine Lobster
From Portland docks, this gourmet retailer ships sustainably sourced Atlantic lobsters directly to your door overnight. The prized crustaceans are hand-selected to ensure the highest quality and are wild caught using eco-friendly traps. Live lobsters are presented in pairs, up to 20 for a larger crowd. You can also choose from a selection of freshly caught and flash-frozen tails ranging in size from petite to jumbo.
In addition, the company provides the world's most expensive, luxurious lobster roll kit, which includes Royal Belgian Caviar, A5 Wagyu, a white truffle aioli, and edible gold flakes to take the lobster roll experience to a whole new level, including $1,000 for four rolls of lobster roll goodness.
The legendary Fulton Fish Market in New York City, which was established in 1822, has been offering the world's finest variety of seafood for over a century by way of their online retail store, FultonFishMarket.com. We carry everything from live hardshell lobsters from Nova Scotia to premium lobster tails sourced from Penobscot Bay in the Gulf of Maine that will elevate your celebrations.
The hotel offers a variety of outstanding holiday packages to suit any occasion. For example, the extravagant New Year’s Shellebration package is priced at $979.99 and features an array of lobster, premium caviar, oysters, king crab legs, scallops, sea scallops, smoked Scottish salmon, and more.