Providence Monthly originally published this article on April 23, 2019.
There are few things more distinctly Rhode Island than fresh seafood. The good folks at Fearless Fish Market, Providence’s newest one-stop fishery, are making the Ocean State’s bounty more accessible than ever. Owned by husband and wife duo Rose Manning and Stu Meltzer, the seafood purveyor aims to provide quality products for families and their palettes throughout the state.
For many newcomers, one of the most daunting parts of cooking seafood at home is the first step: Stopping by your market and careening through the myriad of options. Rose and Stu understand that it can sometimes be overwhelming to figure out how to cook your catch. That’s why they prioritize education, helping customers become knowledgeable and excited. For Stu, the business was an opportunity “to help people become more confident cooking fish.” To that end, the store has cookbooks, daily recipes for inspiration, and staff who are able to help the customers bring their culinary vision to life. In the future, Rose and Stu say that they plan on offering classes to help customers become experts at filleting, schucking, cleaning, and even making sushi.
Rooted in all things local, the market offers as many home-grown goods as possible, connecting with nearby oyster farmers, clams from Narragansett Bay, and sourcing staples like salmon, yellowfin tuna, and scallops from Point Judith, New Bedford, and Boston. One thing that makes this store particularly unique is their lesser-known stock like Acadian redfish, scup, Atlantic mackerel, and pollock. One thing is for sure – stop by this market and you’re bound for a swimmingly good time. 425 West Fountain Street