Monterey Fish Market
Opened in 1979 by a former chef, this sustainability-focused fish market on Pier 33 buys its catches from local boats, small suppliers, and national producers. The seafood selection, displayed in coolers and on beds of ice, comprises mostly wild species from the West Coast. Depending on the season and availability, the latest catches may include geoduck clams, Atlantic cod, John Dory, or European oysters. The market’s fishmongers are well-versed in everything from marine conservation and sustainability to cooking techniques, especially as owner Paul Johnson has written a book on seafood cookery: Fish Forever.