east coast oyster bars

Oysters purify the sea, filtering gallons and gallons or water through their small, slinky, sacrificial systems. When oysters are full of toxins, it’s because they have filtered these poisons out of the water, purifying the ocean by absorbing impurities into their own bodies. From an abundant 19th century New York street food to their contemporary revival raw bar reverie, what a beautiful beautiful creature. Like a good friend that takes away the pain. Even if a bad one makes you forget their bounty, oysters are the purveyors of pearls and perfect companion to dirty martinis and Bloody Marys. From DC to NYC, here are a few of our favorite spots to slurp some back:

Pearl Dive Oyster Bar, Washington, DC
Hank’s Oyster Bar, Washington, DC
Maine Avenue Fish Market, New York City
Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York City
John Dory Oyster Bar, New York City

Read the Story: Sacrificial Salt