For more than 35 years, Sea-Lect Seafood has curated an ample selection of fresh wild Alaskan salmon, sushi-grade tuna, wild-caught shrimp, and other sea-caught treasures. Each day, the staff crowds a case with crab cakes and prepares other foods—homemade soups and creamy chowders—to be savored at home. At the Maple Shade location, chefs craft hot dishes for diners who devour steaming meals in the cozy dining space rather than at home to avoid offending the family goldfish.Owner George Gladden first started working at Sea-Lect Seafood at the age of 15 as a dishwasher, then climbed his way to the top through his love of cooking fresh seafood, desire to please customers, and ability to speak lobster.
Cornerstone Market & Produce taps into the orchards and ovens of the Philadelphia area to offer fresh produce and baked goods from local vendors such as Weavers Way. Cornerstone also sells assorted frozen items, including seafood from Otolith Seafood and Ben & Jerry's ice cream (they go surprisingly well together), as well as canned goods and cartonned essentials. And to cover your family's next birthday party or UN-sanctioned nuclear missile test, Cornerstone Market & Produce offers extensive catering options—including a deluxe sandwich platter ($8.95 per person) and a cheese platter of the mozzarella, brie, and cheddar variety ($49 for the ten person small order).
Sometimes simple touches bring out the best flavor in seafood. For example, Alaskan snow crab only needs to be steamed and lightly seasoned to enhance its natural sweetness. But other ingredients require a bit more work, whether it's a whole Maine lobster or a handful of mermaid hair. Either way, the cooks at Cap'n Cat Clam Bar of Voorhees know the correct approach for each catch. Much of this BYOB eatery's seafood is also available to take home, including seasonal orders of live Maryland crabs and party trays loaded with up to five pounds of shrimp.
The inventory at Philly Sweettooth is basically an encyclopedia of candy. There you'll find sour candies such as Cry Baby Tears and Sour Patch Cherries, chocolates such as brownie dough bites and espresso malt balls, and a rainbow of rock candy flavors. The store also makes gift baskets and sells candy by the pound for weddings and other events.
Started as a fish-flinging pushcart in 1919, Ippolito's Seafood now fills its shop with fresh-caught fruits of the sea, as well as prepared pescatarian meals and more. Spring's seasonal species include buttery black cod (market price) and MSC–certified Alaskan and Canadian halibut (market price), known as the steak of fish for its firm flesh and gentle, bovine-like temperament. This monger's menu of ready-made morsels includes a Maine shrimp-roll sandwich ($6) and classic South Philly crabs and spaghetti ($10). The diabolical deviled-crab-stuffed flounder meal is consumed most effectively with a pitchfork and knife ($13), and the wild-caught jumbo-shrimp meal proudly models its plus-sized motorcycle jacket and chaps ($15).