Live lobsters can be shipped, and live up to 36 hours in their cooled containers. As a result, all shipping is done overnight, which ranges from $35 to $50 depending on the day you wish to have your delivery received.
The company offers many packages that vary from traditional New England style clam bakes, to Surf and Turf dinner packages. A clam bake package, which includes two 1 lb. Live Maine Lobsters, two lbs. of Fresh Littleneck Clams, 20 ounces of New England Clam Chowder, and two servings New Potatoes and Sweet Corn with cost $83.26, plus shipping. The same package with two 2 lb. Lobsters will cost $125.76.
Surf and Turf packages will generally feature filet mignon as the "turf," however, Ribeyes and New York Strip steaks are also on the menu. Side dishes include seafood cakes, chowders, soups, lobster mac and cheese, lobster ravioli, stuffed clams, and lobster pot pies. The dessert menu features gourmet cakes, cheesecake, and Italian gelato.
Gift Certificates are easy to order and redeem online. Lobster Gram also provides its customers the option of being able email their gift certificate to someone on your shopping list.
Where Do Maine Lobsters Come From?
Lobster Gram is a gourmet food service that is best known for delivering live Maine Lobsters anywhere in the U.S.
If you guessed Maine, you are partially correct. A Maine Lobster is a breed of lobster, which can be found in the waters as north as Nova Scotia, and as far south as North Carolina. All of Lobster Gram's live Maine Lobster orders are shipped from Maine. Their frozen foods, including steaks, are shipped from their warehouse in Chicago.
In addition to lobster, they offer other seafood favorites such as King Crab Legs, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, and Fish.
A very limited prepared meal menu is available in their "Heat and Serve" section, which includes BBQ Pork Shanks, Beef Short Ribs, Pork Medallions, and Duck Quarters. The "Clearence" and "Web Specials" sections should be visited for adding extra value to your order.
Cooking lobster is generally a pretty straight-forward process, but gourmet foodies may enjoy stepping out their comfort zone to make some special meals using recipes on their website. In addition to lobster recipes such as Lobster Carbonara and Lobster Rangoon, home chefs will also find recipes for crab, pork, veal, and steak.
A Great Christmas Gift
One of my business associates sent me a Lobster Gram gift for Christmas. I have to say I was quite surprised to get live lobsters through the mail, but the people at Lobster Gram have really figured out how to do it.
The lobsters were packed in a chilled cooler and arrived as fresh as if they had come out of the ocean. In addition to my 2 lb. lobsters, I had received New England Clam Chowder, accessories like a lemon, lobster fork, shell crackers, a bib, and easy directions on how to make the perfect lobster. The New England Clam Chowder also came with oyster crackers.
As you can probably imagine, the lobsters were delicious. I found the directions on how to shell a lobster educational too. I have been eating lobster all my life and I still learned a few tricks.
The New England Clam Chowder was good, but not as great as the lobsters. It was creamy and rich as all New England Clam Chowder should be, but it seemed a little "commercial" to me.
I am going to have to remember this idea for my clients next year.
If you ship it as a gift they will ship it to your address. They will tell you they are going to reship the order to the correct address, they do not. 3 weeks and still not resolved. Horrible service. Way overpriced for what you get. Do your self a favor and stay away.