Let's cut straight to the chase, Americans eat a lot of fish - a massive amount. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Americans that eat fish ate a staggering 19.2 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2019. Harvard also found that most Americans eat fish or shellfish at least once per week. It is safe to say that Americans absolutely love their seafood! However, fresh and high-quality seafood is hard to find, depending on where you live. After all, not every state is known for its seafood. Obviously, the best place to buy seafood is from a seafood market that specializes in all things seafood. However, if you don't have one of those close to you - the next option is a grocery store. A major national media publication just recently published a story naming grocery chains with the best seafood departments, and a popular grocery chain in NC came in at #1! In this article, we will see which publication published the story, which grocery chain came in at #1, as well as take a look at other grocery chains that made the list!
In February 2023, eatthis.com published a story named, "8 Grocery Chains With the Best Seafood Departments". The article starts out by saying the obvious - not many grocery stores have a great selection of fresh and high-quality seafood. However, there are a select few grocery stores that do and they should be celebrated! The popular grocery chain in NC that has the best seafood department in America according to eatthis.com is - Wegmans!
According to the article, Wegmans has a great reputation for its seafood and has earned top marks from Greenpeace, an environmental organization that rates supermarkets based on its seafood, as far back as 2009! Seafood at Wegmans is prepared to order and according to the article, the seafood is high-quality and the prices are reasonable! Wegmans has four locations in NC including Chapel Hill, Raleigh, West Cary, and Wake Forest!