Maine Peekytoe Crabmeat
$50.00 ($50.00 / lb)
“What really makes peekytoe crabs better than other crabs is the care with which they are handled, cooked and picked — essential work, because the crabs are too fragile to be shipped live.” – New York Times
When it comes to fresh crab meat, the “Peekytoe” of Maine is among the most sought-after.
There is a consistency to Peekytoe which other crab options do not possess. You can expect an unrivaled sweetness and a delicate, satisfying texture with this Maine crab.
It was back in the 90s that Browne’s owner, Rod Mitchell, coined the phrase “Peekytoe.” From that moment, a crab which was predominantly thrown away by Maine lobsterman became a must-have for New York chefs. Boulud, Georges, and Keller, among the names of chefs serving the Peekytoe!
Fresh, cooked, and ready to eat, this sweet crab meat is perfect for:
- Crab cakes
- Enjoying on its own!
These Down East Sand Crabs are trapped live in crab pots, steamed whole, then their meat is hand-picked (not water blasted like many products now on the market) from their shells.
Available as two 8-ounce cups. Ships fresh and ready to eat.
Peekytoe Quick Facts
- Species: Peekytoe Crab (Cancer irroratus)
- Catch Region: Gulf of Maine
- Seasonality: Year-round
- Catch Method: Wild, Crab Traps/Pots
- Flavor Profile: Sweet & Succulent
- Texture Profile: Delicate
- Substitute: Maine Lobster, Carabineros, Langoustines, Scallops
For best practices on the storage and care of fresh seafood click here.
Shipping and Handling (FAQ)
We prepare and pack your order the day it ships to ensure maximum freshness and quality.
We ship via overnight delivery with FedEx Priority. Place your order before 2 pm. est. and we can ship your order the same day!