Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oysters on Highway 1

I heart oysters.

Good news: just 30 minutes north of San Francisco, I can get them fresh and eat all the slimy, salty sea mollusk goodness I want.

Three purveyors to choose from, all located off the beautiful Highway 1 as you drive up to Point Reyes. They all offer some pretty delicious oyster goodness - and provide picnic benches, shuckers and bbq grills for you to enjoy your purchase on the spot! A dozen oysters will set you back about $15-20, depending on what you type you buy. . .

1. Drakes Bay Oyster Company
(a family farm off of Drakes Bay)

(of Ferry Building fame)

3. Tomales Bay Oyster Company
(great for mussels and clams too)

Thanks also to my lovely oyster shucking model, Chiara: