Peter LaMonica opened a small seafood shop in Brooklyn in 1923. Since then, LaMonica Fine Foods has moved across the Hudson River to a larger facility in New Jersey. Three generations of the LaMonica family have contributed to the growth and success of the huge operation, which still shucks Atlantic Ocean clams by hand. LaMonica canned clams, conch, and scungilli are consistently evaluated via third-party audits to ensure top quality.
A Commitment to Sustainable Fishing
As a company that has been around for nearly 100 years, LaMonica is committed to sticking around for 100 more! They want to make sure that the high quality seafood that feeds hungry customers today will still be feeding them tomorrow, so they are dedicated to maintaining clam stocks and avoiding over-fishing. This Atlantic seafood supplier abides by the National Standards for U.S. Fishery Management, earning a sustainable seafood certification from MSC (Marine Stewardship Council). LaMonica has also been recognized as part of the Specialty Food Association.
How to Cook Clams by LaMonica
LaMonica chopped clams and clam juice can be used for countless seafood dishes. Cozy up with a bowl of homemade Manhattan clam chowder, tackle game day with chips and clam dip, or serve a romantic dinner of linguine with clam sauce. And who doesn’t love fried food like clam cakes and fritters?