Popular Pioneer Seafoods is netting long lines at the Port of Redwood City.
Previously operating out of San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, the business that prides itself on catching high-quality seafood in sustainable fashion was forced to shut down and relocate due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Redwood City location features a rolling fish market and restaurant. Customers can select from over 40 different types of fresh local fish as well as purchase food such as fish and chips from the rolling restaurant. The rolling restaurant is open from noon to 6 p.m., six days a week. Fresh fish can be purchased on the weekends depending on weather conditions.
Owner Giuseppe Pennisi, whose family has a long tradition of local fishing and who launched Pioneer Seafoods in 2000, said he was shocked to see so many people show up to the new Redwood City location. Then again, Pennisi also said, “Whole Foods doesn’t sell fish like this.”
In response to its early popularity at its new location, the business reached out to the public for ideas on how to speed up service. On the next delivery there will be a a new line for whole fish, while filets will be sold from the trailer, Pennisi said.
“This is going to be a great place for everyone who wants to enjoys wide open spaces, lots of great parking, an amazing waterfront with kayak launch ramps, ducks and geese everywhere,” Pioneer Seafoods said on its Facebook page. ” A floating dock to walk right up to the pioneer and easy safe access to our boat.”
Climate had a fascinating discussion with Pennisi. Stay tuned for more about this new local food stop.
Photo credit: Pioneer Seafoods’ Facebook page.