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Fish Auction at Eataly NYC Downtown

Fish Auction at Eataly NYC Downtown

“Five clams, 10 clams, do I hear 20?” For one day only, you can bid on your seafood dinner!

That’s right. Nodding to Good Friday — when Italians traditionally eat seafood instead of meat — we are holding a bustling fish auction right in the heart of our market on Friday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m.!

Bring your A game because we’re going to be auctioning off the highest quality seafood at incredible prices, starting at wholesale value. Before beginning the bidding process, our energetic auctioneer, Erin Ward from Star Benefit Auctions, will describe each fish, from the dock to the auction block. Judging by the season (yes, fish is seasonal, too), we will be offering a variety of species, from cod to baby octopus to monkfish.

Early on March 30, we will receive the morning's delivery of fresh seafood from Samuels & Son, a family-run company with 100-year-old roots in Sicilia. Today,  the distributors work with small-scale fisheries that follow sustainable and traditional practices considering the long-term vitality of the species and the oceans.

So, when you bring home your winnings, you will be supporting a better environment — for the fishermen, your dinner, and beyond.

Let the bidding begin! No need to register for our fish auction downtown; standing room and paddles are first come, first served. 

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Once you win your prized seafood, check out our guide to filleting a whole fish!