Species: Crassostrea Virginica
Location: Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Size: 2-4 inches, market size
Shallow, firm, calm Wellfleet Harbor has grown these famed oysters for centuries. Today, most Wellfleets are kept in bags and staked in the shallows, far enough offshore that the tourists won’t get into them. (Though with a permit, you can still harvest your own.) Wellfleets have a light body, an indistinguishable briny and salty balance and a clean finish. Wellfleets pair great with a good old lager.