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
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.
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
Gulf shrimp of all sizes dominates the market. The largest shrimp are the most expensive.
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, 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.
Whole tilapia is sold at only $2.50 a pound—these fished are typically farmed in Louisiana.
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
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.
You'll find shrimp boats docked in behind the market. The old canal leads right to the Gulf.