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Daily seafood started as a small family run seafood wholesaler connecting chefs directly with the highest quality seafood. We are excited to now offer the same variety of premium seafood delivered to you.

What is the “Daily Difference”? We don’t strive to be the biggest, but we strive to provide the best quality and service. To us, 10 happy customers is more important than 20 unhappy customers and we are happy to have a passionate team who start in the early hours of the morning to prepare all of your seafood fresh, Daily. 

Yes, we offer curbside pick-up from the online store Monday to Friday from 10am-2 pm and Saturdays from 10am -1 pm. Curb side pick-up can be done at our warehouse at 135 Blake St, Located in the Heart of Greektown (Danforth & Jones). Once you arrive please call our office at 416-461-9449 and press 1. Please give our staff your name and order # and they will let you know which loading dock to meet them at.

We believe in providing you with the freshest and highest quality seafood. This means that some of our products may become unavailable if it is out of season, catches are low, or if the current catch is not up to our premium standards.

Bringing in seafood with the season also keeps our oceans healthy and flourishing by allowing time for marine life to grow and repopulate. 

Yes! Please reach out to us by email, phone or text message and we are happy to look into making changes for you. Please note that once the order is packed for delivery/pick up, we may not be able to accommodate changes. 

Yes! Our team has built close relationships with fishermen and packers from around the globe. This gives us access to a large variety of seafood items. If you are interested in an item that is not listed on our website, simply call, text or email and one of our team members will work hard to source your desired item. 

Yes! Our seafood makes a great gift for family, friends, neighbours, or colleagues.

Can’t make a decision? Check out one of our hand-curated Seafood boxes. 

As a federal approved HACCP plant, we always recommend our customers to cook their fish before consumption. On the other hand, many high-end restaurants and hotels purchase our seafood and serve them raw. We also provide seafood to many Japanese and Poke restaurants who use our fish for sushi and sashimi purposes. The most common fish used for raw consumption are B.C Organic King Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Ike Jime NZ Bream (Madai), Fresh or Super Frozen Tuna, Fresh Farmed Black Cod, Amberjack (Hamachi), Hiramasa, Sea Urchin (Uni) and Scallops. Just to name a few!


We also have a section dedicated to Japanese Oriented products with an assortment of items.  

All of our fresh seafood is carefully wrapped in food grade paper and placed in a clear plastic bag or in a food grade tray wrapped with food wrap right after processing. We also offer some of our fresh seafood packed in vacuum sealed bags which help to extend the shelf life.

Our Shellfish (Clams/Mussels/Oysters) are packed with extra air. This allows the shellfish to breath in transport. We recommend removing the shellfish from the bag, rinsing them under cold water and storing them in a refrigerated area with a damp cloth once received.

Our packers pick up Live Lobsters and Crabs right before our trucks head out for delivery. This ensures limited physical movement and a decreased amount of time out of the tanks. Each crustacean is packed with food grade paper soaked in salt water from our shellfish system with sufficient air flow in the box. Once received, we recommend storing the crustacean in a refrigerated area under 4 c. The Lobster or Crab should remain alive for 1 day but please remember, any shock, physical movement or sudden change of temperature can easily kill them.

Extra special attention is also taken with delicate items such as Sea Urchin (Uni) and you may receive extra wrapping in your box.

Once your order is picked and packed by one of our team members they are placed in a recyclable Daily Seafood box with ice. 

Our whole fish are cleaned to order. Each fish is gutted, scaled, and have the gills, fins and clips removed. Once removed, they are given a final wash before being carefully packaged. 

Our seafood is extremely fresh and can be kept in your fridge for 4-5 days. If you are looking to extend the life of your seafood, we offer vacuum sealed options that can stay fresh for up to 7 days. Our vacuum sealed packaging is also great for freezing. 

We recommend that Clams, Mussels and Oysters are removed from the bag once received and rinsed under cold water. Our Mussels, Clams and Oysters may become dry during transport and rinsing under cold water will help to close the shells. Once rinsed, it is best to store them in a refrigerated area under -4 c in a dampen condition. This can be done by placing a damp cloth over the shellfish.

Live Lobsters and Crabs should be stored in a refrigerated area under 4 c in a dampen condition. This can be done by covering them with a dampen cloth. Lobsters and Crab should remain alive for 1 day but please keep in mind, any shock, sudden change in temperature or physical movement can easily kill them.

You will receive an email once your order is out for delivery. If for any reason you are not home when your delivery is being made, our drivers will make every effort to put your order in a safe location. Since Seafood is a perishable item, we recommend refrigerating or freezing the product right away. 

According to CFIA Standards, Scallops found in Canada should be dry with a moisture content less than 81%. The majority of Atlantic Fresh Scallops found in the Toronto market are caught in the New England Area where scallops are usually larger in size. 

What is the difference between “Wet” and “Dry”?

“Wet” Scallop is a name given to Scallops primarily found in the USA. Scallops found in the USA are allowed to be soaked with the chemical sodium tri-polyphosphate (STPP) which help to maintain the moisture level. When Scallops are soaked in STPP for too long, they will appear big, shiny and firm with a moisture content over the Canadian standard of 81%. Scallops with too much STPP also loose the natural taste and consumers will pay more for extra water inside.

“Dry” Scallops have a moisture content under 81% and match with the standard set in Canada.

Daily Seafood Home only carries “Natural Dry Scallops” which are never soaked with STPP. The Scallops may appear slightly yellow with a true scallop taste and not as plump or shiny as “Wet” scallops. 

The occurrence of nematodes in fish is a natural phenomenon which cannot be prevented and is not indicative of mishandling or spoilage. Seal worms spend part of their life cycle in seals and their eggs are passed into water and eaten by fish. They are most commonly found in Atlantic Cod, Black Cod and Monkfish.

All of our fish is carefully inspected by our cutters for any sea worms when filleted and are removed. However, when worms are located under the skin of the fish it may be hard for our cutters to remove. There is a small chance that fillets containing worms may reach the market.

Seal Worms are destroyed by commercial freezing and storage. They are also destroyed by normal cooking temperature.

For more information related to this topic please visit the CFIA’s website here.

It is not uncommon for the price of Seafood to fluctuate from week to week. There are a few factors that affect the price such as weather, strength of the Canadian Dollar and global market demand.

Daily Seafood supports well-managed fisheries who have quota systems in place. When the catch area opens or closes, supply and demand will also affect the price. Fluctuating market price is quite common among Wild fish, Halibut, Black Bass, Flounder, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and Lobster. Salmon is another high demand item which follows the global market price. When supplies from one of the large farms have issues, prices can easily fluctuate by more than 20%.

Recently the price of seafood from European and Pacific countries has increased drastically due to high freight charges. Prices for freight have increased as a result of fewer flights being available during COVID-19. Sea Bass and Icelandic Fish are an example.

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