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Whole Salmon Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to whole salmon products

Whole Salmon Near Me

Buy your favorite Whole Salmon online with Instacart. Order Whole Salmon from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about whole salmon

Salmon sold in the United States are found either in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Salmon from the Atlantic are typically farm-raised, while those from the Pacific generally are wild-caught. Experts say there are no major differences in taste between the two.

The salmon's journey to market (which can involve more than 1,000 miles of swimming) is quite remarkable. According to the World Wildlife Fund Canada, salmon are considered anadromous, meaning they spend time in both fresh water and saltwater. Very few fish can tolerate both environments and survive, but salmon have made the appropriate adaptations.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are eight species of salmon. Most of the different species exist in the Pacific Ocean; there is only a single species in the Atlantic. The majority of Pacific salmon swim the waters off North America.

Those species are:
  • Chinook/king salmon
  • Coho
  • Chum
  • Sockeye
  • Pink
  • Masu
  • Amago
  • Atlantic
The largest salmon species is the chinook, which the USGS says can grow to 58 inches and 126 pounds. Pink salmon is the smallest at 30 inches and 12 pounds. The Atlantic salmon is the most common salmon species found in U.S. grocery stores.

Cooking a whole salmon takes planning and patience, but the reward is a delicious, healthy meal. If you're considering your options for dinner next week, why not place a whole salmon in your shopping cart on Instacart? While you're at it, you can also order vegetables and potatoes for side dishes, along with all your grocery needs. An Instacart shopper will head to the store and make the selections for you, saving you time and money. We will do our best to get your order delivered on the same day!