If you’re shopping for seafood online, the Dungeness crab prices might look random. This crab has a sweet, mild, and nutty taste, with firm but tender meat. Depending on the source, Dungeness crab can cost between $50 and $70 per pound. For those new to crab, that might feel like a lot of variance for a relatively straightforward order.
The Dungeness crab at Lummi Island Wild sits squarely at the center of that range. We want to keep our prices affordable, but we also need to be responsible stewards of the waters we fish. Below, we’ve unpacked some of the reasoning behind our pricing.
Our Dungeness Crab Prices
We take care to price our crabs fairly. We spend a lot of time to remain as sustainable as possible, respectfully stewarding the waters in which we fish. Most of the time, you’ll see that thoughtfulness reflected in our pricing. But we always make sure to keep our prices as low as we can. We want sustainable seafood to be available to everybody, and if you’re curious about trying Dungeness crab, you should be able to buy some for yourself.
Our Dungeness crab cost is very straightforward. These crabs come in amounts of 3 or 5, and they weigh between 1.5 and 2 pounds each. In most cases, these crabs cost around $50 for a 1.5 or 2-pound crab. If you opt to buy 5 crabs instead of 3, you’ll save 20 percent.
Keep in mind that Dungeness crab have a high meat yield. This means you’ll get more meat for your money. Around 25 percent of a Dungeness’s weight is pure meat. So, if a Dungeness crab price seems expensive, remember that you’re getting more meat per pound than with another type of crab, like Maryland Blue.
How we Process Our Dungeness Crabs
Our Dungeness crabs are cooked whole and frozen to preserve taste and texture. Crustacean meat, like that found in crab and lobster, tends to degrade quickly once the fish dies. Unless it ships live, crab will almost always be pre-cooked.
This added step removes some of the work for home chefs. We take the time to cook the crabs to perfection. We also factor this step into our pricing. Cooking crabs takes quite a bit of expertise. Once the Dungeness crabs arrive at your door, all you need to do is steam them to your preferred temperature.
Order Dungeness Crab Today
As with all our frozen seafood, Dungeness crabs will ship frozen. We pack them into coolers with dry ice, then send them via 2nd Day Air. This ensures the crabs are frozen and safe to eat when they arrive at your door. If you’d like to specify a shipping or receiving date, you can customize your order at checkout. We ship Monday through Wednesday, excluding holidays.
We set our Dungeness crab price to account for all the labor that goes into sourcing and preparing these beauties – but to also keep them as accessible as possible. If you’ve never eaten Dungeness crab, today is a great day to try it.