Your source for the best Quebec Lobster
Quebec lobster season is underway! The cages are already in the water and we anticipate the first arrivals on Thursday May 11th 2023.
Why the delay between the opening of the fishing and the arrival in store? This is because lobster must be conditioned and purged in tanks after being caught, for a minimum of 48 hours, to ensure its quality before it can be sold for consumption.
Our live lobster is coming several times a week from Gaspé, Anticosti Island or the Magdalen Islands during the season, regions with the best lobsters in the world.
In our tanks you will only find live lobsters with hard shells, size 1.5lbs and more. No soft or small lobsters!
Buy your live or fresh lobster cooked by our chef. You can also find premium quality frozen lobster tails and lobster meat from Canada in store!
How to Cook Lobster
Lobster can be cooked in a number of ways, including steamed or boiled. It is also possible to grill lobster! Steaming is preferred by our chef because it retains the natural taste and tenderness of the lobster. Cooking time varies depending on the size of the lobster.
Don't have time to prepare your lobster? We have freshly cooked lobster available in store every day. Please order in advance online if you would like us to cook and crack your lobster to order, free of charge!
Follow our expert advice on the following links to learn all about lobster, where it comes from, how it is prepared and cooked, and sublime recipes from our partner chefs!
Lobster prices may vary depending on the season and availability, and especially global demand since it is exported all over the world. In Quebec, the fishermen's association negotiates a price with buyers (transformers, distributors, etc.) at the beginning of the season. Lobster is generally less expensive in season (May-June) and more expensive for the rest of the year.
Fishermen, like everyone else, are facing increases in the cost of gasoline, bait, and labor. According to experts, the lobster price in 2022 should be a little higher than last year, without however knowing a dazzling increase as we saw on snow crab at the start of the season. The lobster price should stabilize after the opening of more fishing areas in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and on the north shore in mid-May.
Did you know that the majority (around 75%) of the lobster caught in Quebec is consumed by the local market?