- Serve hot or cold
- Flaked meat with leg sections
- Enjoy it straight out of the can*
- Sustainably harvested in a pristine wildlife refuge
- “Best Choice” - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Famed worldwide for its fine, sweet, flavor and delicate texture, Dungeness is the variety that tops most crab lover’s list.
The moist, naturally sweet meat is delicious straight out of the can, and makes the perfect centerpiece for salads, pasta dishes, and sandwiches.
And of course, Dungeness appetizers such as crab cocktail or puff pastries will lend rare elegance to any event.
The Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium awards Dungeness crab a sustainable seafood rating of “Best Choice
About Vital Choice Dungeness crab
Our premium Dungeness crab is sustainably harvested from the pristine Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
This long, thin peninsula juts far out into coastal waters about halfway between Seattle and Portland. The Refuge, pictured below, abounds in Dungeness crab, with record harvests seen in recent years.
- Despite great care, shell fragments may occur infrequently. Chew well before swallowing.
- While our canned fish products are all packed in containers certified by our suppliers to be BPA free, those suitable for the higher acidity levels naturally occurring in shellfish (crab and shrimp) are presently unavailable.
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What people say
“I just tried a can of the Dungeness crab - really good!. I just chilled the can, drained it, squeezed lemon over the meat and ate it with cocktail sauce. I didn't know canned crab could be so good. Definitely want to keep that on hand ...” – Andrew Weil, M.D., Founder & Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
What is Dungeness crab?
Widely considered among the tastiest crab species, Dungeness crab was named after the Washington State coastal town that hosted the first commercial harvests.
Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) typically measures 20 cm (8 inches) across. It inhabits eelgrass beds and coastal sea floors from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to south-central California.