Indian Creek
Credit: Indian Creek

Grown in: Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island
Taste: "Crisp and light, pretty briny, with very delicate meat," Daffin says. "A great beginner oyster."
Why they're special: Harvested in the cold waters of northwest PEI (even when the bay is covered in ice), Indian Creeks can take four to seven years to reach mature size. Thanks to local regulations, all wild Malpeques have to be harvested the traditional way: from a small boat called a dory, by hand with long tongs.
Order from: The exclusive seller is J.P.'s Shellfish [only sells direct to your local distributor; jpshellfish.com]