Airline is a well-kept secret in Houston’s Warehouse District. They supply a large amount of Houston restaurants with only the freshest seafood: oysters, shrimp, frog legs, scallops – you name it, they’ll have it. The locale is well lit and spacious, and the fishmongers and workers are knowledgeable and friendly. They’ll descale and fillet your purchase any way you want it, usually at no extra cost. This is a great place to buy a stunning cut of fish that will impress guests at your next dinner party. Sellers are also very careful about choosing local products that are in-season to assure the quality and freshness of the seafood.
Address & telephone number: 1841 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098 +1 713 526 2351
Urban Harvest is a diverse farmers’ market that has everything from eggs to a flower stand. You can meet and chat with the farmers and sellers to get information about exactly what you’re purchasing and where it comes from. Locally grown, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats are available, and it’s one of the few places in Houston where you can find raw milk products. There’s also a knife sharpener. Parking is comfortable, and there are breakfast carts with kolaches and coffee as well as live entertainment. The organization that runs the market supports local community gardens, too: check their website for class schedules and more information.
Address & telephone number: 3000 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098, +1 713 880 5540
This is an interesting Warehouse District seafood market that’s usually frequented by all sorts of customers, from suburban homemakers to construction workers on their lunch break. Louisiana Foods offers fresh or fried fish to go, with specials like Cajun chowder, jambalaya and fried chicken with wedge fries. Prices are surprisingly low for both prepared and fresh foods. Much of their produce comes directly from fisheries near Galveston, which ensures the fish are as fresh as possible. Their website is particularly helpful when it comes to choosing fish, as it contains information about taste, cooking ideas and season fishing to keep fish consumption sustainable. There’s a great guide to oysters, too.
Address & telephone number: 4410 West 12th Street, Houston, TX 77055, +1 713 957 3476