Homarus Maine Lobster
New York, NY
NYC’s Four-Star Maine Lobster Purveyor

Served at The French Laundry, and NYC's award-winning restaurants Grammercy Tavern, Nobu, Le Bernardin, Oceana and Per Se.

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Named after the genus of lobster, Homarus is New York City’s top live Maine lobster purveyor for most of Manhattan’s four-star restaurants and casual seafood restaurants that serve lobster. Now that we’ve partnered with them, for the first time ever you can dine on the same hearty hard-shell lobsters as the diners at Le Bernardin, Gramercy Tavern, Nobu and Lure Fishbar—all pulled from the deepest waters off the coast of Maine and delivered to your door—a–at home-cooked-meal prices.

About The Food

Homarus’s lobster is sourced directly from lobstermen who fish the 500-foot-deep waters about 20 miles off the coast of Maine. It’s on those rough, rocky ocean floors that the hard-shelled, hearty crustaceans tend to be especially healthy and well fed. With no middleman or extra transport time, Homarus gets nothing but the freshest, best-quality lobsters from Maine waters and ships them to you that very day.

Meet The Owners

Young entrepreneurs Jordan Elkin and Brian McGovern catapulted to the top of the four-star restaurant-supplier food chain in New York City with a simple proposition: forge direct relationships with Maine lobstermen, make several runs a week up to Maine with their own trucks, and deliver incredibly fresh hard-shell Maine lobsters to New York City’s top restaurants daily. Every trip to Maine starts out with a quick stop at the Fulton Fish Market in The Bronx to load up on fish trimmings from the market’s purveyors. Then they sell the much-needed trimmings to the Maine lobstermen to use as lobster bait, which has the dual benefits of being environmentally friendly and keeping costs down so they can pass on the savings to their customers.


Served at The French Laundry, and NYC's award-winning restaurants Grammercy Tavern, Nobu, Le Bernardin, Oceana and Per Se.

Shipping Days
LOW FLAT-RATE SHIPPING for Homarus Lobster

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Homarus Lobster overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska is now available from Homarus. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 12 Noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available via UPS Next Day Air service, for an additional charge of $20 per package. Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending on the delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.


All lobsters from Homarus Lobster are shipped in extra thick recyclable containers to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Immediately upon arrival, remove your lobsters from the cooler and place them in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Do not put lobsters in a plastic bag or sealed container, and avoid putting your lobsters in water or covering with ice.

Live Maine lobsters are green, dark brown, or blue. They'll turn red when you cook them.

For maximum enjoyment, cook your lobsters within 24 hours of arrival.