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Want food high in protein without contributing to greenhouse gases? Look no further than oysters. Not only do they have a low carbon footprint compared to other animal-based proteins, they also serve to filter water and prevent algae blooms.
Oysters suck at tolerating the discharge from sewage and other toxins. This means that oyster farmers generally have to be more aware and conscious of the quality of water that they’re farmed in.
As oysters suck in water, they can retain particles as small as 2 microns. That’s not as efficient as a life straw, which filters particles as small as 0.2 microns, but filtering 2 microns is no small task! For reference, your cheesecloth filters particles about 400-600 microns small.
They package these particles into bundles that are utilized by other organisms for food. The filtering capabilities of oysters are even more impressive when you consider the volume that they filter per day. Each oyster can filter over 55 litres of water every single day. Imagine how much an entire oyster farm can filter. The impact of cleaner and clearer water means improved water quality for all marine life and increased sunlight penetration for aquatic plants.
Shucking oysters can be quite difficult. Their shells are sharp and hard and sometimes oysters can be really stubborn about opening up. But their shells are also one of the reasons why they’re so good for the environment. Oysters use carbon dioxide from the ocean in their shell formation. In the ocean, their shells can create reefs and habitat for marine life. On land, their shells contain calcium and micronutrients that make excellent compost.
Oysters have more zinc in them compared to the same amount of liver or steak. They also contain B12 and fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, which have been associated with improved mood. For those counting calories, a serving of oysters contain half the calories as a serving of beef.
While their aphrodisiac properties are hotly debated, oysters do contain plenty of vitamin E, zinc, and dopamine - the latter of which is a vital element that governs brain activity and influences sexual desires. Oysters also give you an opportunity to look sexy and dangerous while holding a shucking knife.
Ready to save the planet and start slurping oysters as part of your dining out routine? Here at Dealiem we’ve found the hottest spots for buck-a-shuck oyster specials.
"Japanese Restaurant and lounge boasts chill vibes, weekend DJ's, great drinks and amazing food to share. They also have a sidewalk patio as well as a Yonge and Sheppard location for those peeps further north."
|buck-a-shuck oysters||Tue-Wednesday: 5pm-midnight|
"Charcuterie & Cocktail bar in the Entertainment district. Initimate setting, sidewalk patio, and great happy hour specials makes the perfect place for a get together or date night."
$45 bottle of Melrose Prosecco
"One of the best seafood spots offering a homey feel & a seasonal menu with craft beers & vegan options. Daily happy hour 4-6pm"
|100 oysters for $100||Thursday: 5-10pm|
"Great selection of Whiskey and cocktails, date night feels, and live music Wednesday."
1/2 priced wine bottles
"Relaxed vibes with a wide selection of craft beer on tap, plus a creative menu of pub fare."
|$6 select draft||Wednesday|
"Locally owned cafe featuring a range of traditional British comfort dishes in a rustic, comfy space.
|1/2 off bottles of wine||Wednesday|
"Midtown's seafood joint serving a wide variety of land and sea dishes in modern comfort."
|$1 oysters||Tues-Thursday: 4-close|
"Music-centric cocktail bar specializing in classic cocktails with an extensive collection of local Ontario craft beer. Located beside The Danforth Music Hall, for pre and post show drinks."
|buck-a-shuck oysters||Wednesday: 5-close|
|buck-an-ounce of select wines||Everyday|
"Bloor West Village's neighbourhood pub vibe offering 15+ local craft beers & a diverse menu of global eats."
|$1 oysters||Tuesday: 6pm-close|
"Latin inspired shareable plates, for an intimate hangout on the 2nd floor during Fiesta Hour. THey also have one of the best rooftop patios in Toronto"
|$5 Estrella Damm,
$6 select glasses of wine,
$6 for 5 oysters,
$5 Casava Frita
"Relaxed restaurant with a patio serving classic French fare plus an extensive wine list."
|$2 oysters (with Bottle of wine purchase)||Tues-Saturday|
"Traditional Filipino grilled fare plus tropical-inspired cocktails served in a relaxed atmosphere with some great daily specials."
Our Favorite Deal
|$9 for 6 oysters||Tuesday|
|1/2 off chicken wings||Wednesday|
"Quaint back patio, chill vibe, and delicious Mediterranean dishes made from scratch with great happy hour specials."
|1/2 off MP oysters||Everyday: 3-6pm|
Restaurant oyster specials are constantly changing. Find real-time oyster deals in Toronto with Dealiem.