Gallery: Fresh Seafood Galore at Westwego Shrimp Lot Near New Orleans, LA

Westwego Shrimp Lot
Westwego Shrimp Lot

Over 20 market stalls line the old gravel parking lot. Almost all of them sell shrimp, but you'll also find fresh fish, crabs, and oysters.

Wayne Hebert's Seafood
Wayne Hebert's Seafood

Vendors lease a booth, and Hebert has been in his current spot for over 20 years. Many of his friends and relatives rent neighboring stalls.

Blue Crabs
Blue Crabs

Looking to host a crab boil at home? Many stalls carry buckets brimming with wiggling blue crabs. They'll select male or female crabs for you if you have a preference.

Fresh Gulf Shrimp
Fresh Gulf Shrimp

Gulf shrimp of all sizes dominates the market. The largest shrimp are the most expensive.

Soft-Shell Crabs
Soft-Shell Crabs

The seafood prices are ruled by supply and demand. This delicacy is hard to find in the certain seasons, so one vendor was selling soft-shell crabs for $6 each! You'll find more selection and better prices during the spring months.

Mullett
Mullett

Mullett, red fish, and speckled trout come in from the Gulf. Make sure your fish is scaled and gutted if you're squeamish. The vendors often sell fresh fish fully intact.

Tilapia
Tilapia

Whole tilapia is sold at only $2.50 a pound—these fished are typically farmed in Louisiana.

Red Snapper
Red Snapper

There are stiff regulations on fishing snapper in the Gulf, although Hebert says the waters are teaming with snapper out by the oil rigs. Most of it is now shipped in from South America to meet demand.

Lump Crab Meat
Lump Crab Meat

Not interested in boiling and picking your own crab meat? There's plenty of lump crab meat available at the market, but you'll pay for convenience.

Shrimp Boats
Shrimp Boats

You'll find shrimp boats docked in behind the market. The old canal leads right to the Gulf.

Fresh Seafood Galore at Westwego Shrimp Lot Near New Orleans, LA