Fishing for meatless meals for Lent? Check out the fresh catch at your local Strack & Van Til Food Market.

Shop Strack & Van Til every Friday during Lent for flavorful fish and seafood selections at the Friday Night $5 Fish Fry.

Choose from the Fantail Shrimp Dinner or Fish and Shrimp Dinner that each include 1/2 pound of seafood, 1/2 pound of fries and 1/4 pound of delicious cole slaw, all for $5 per dinner.

Or try fried, grilled or steamed (where available) catfish, ocean perch, orange roughy, tilapia, lake perch and more. Get 1/2 pound of seafood, 1/2 pound of fries and 1/4 pound of cole slaw, starting at $5.99.

“The Strack & Van Til Seafood Department has some of the best fish in the Midwest, including fillet options like salmon, tilapia and catfish fillets, as well as wild fillet varieties such as Alaskan cod, ocean perch and haddock,” says Seafood Department Director Gary Teachman. “You can even hook some swordfish or tuna steak and Mahi Mahi to broil or cook on the grill.”

Want to skip the hassle or mess of frying fish at home? Let the Seafood Department prepare it for your Lenten dinner or any time of year.

“Like your fish or seafood fried? We’ll cook it while you wait,” Teachman says. “Simply place your order at the Seafood counter or call your local Strack & Van Til store and ask for the Seafood Department to place your order for pickup. For just $1 more per pound, we’ll fry your fish in your choice of three different breading flavors: our traditional Signature Batter, Lemon Pepper or Cajun.”

If you like your fish grilled or steamed, the Strack & Van Til Seafood Department in most stores can do that while you wait.

Don’t forget to pick up some sides including crunchy hush puppies, savory breaded green beans, gooey mozzarella sticks and tasty sweet potato fries.

For more fish dishes and other meatless meals, visit for Lent, visit the Strack & Van Til Deli Department. Try hot and ready, Panko breaded pollack patty sandwiches with American cheese on a steamed bun, or bite into a seafood, tuna or egg salad sandwich on bread or a flaky croissant.

Other Lenten meat-free choices include freshly tossed salads with a variety of healthy greens, including kale, spinach and traditional romaine and iceberg lettuce. Want something different? Opt for cole slaws, pasta salads, tuna, egg or seafood salads or simple and ready-to-use hard-boiled egg six-packs.

Enjoy our meatless soups, like chunky clam chowder, rich lobster bisque, creamy tomato and heavenly broccoli cheddar,” says Deli Director Kristin Snow. “They’re flavorful, filling and satisfying and are tasty by themselves or as an addition to your Lenten meal.”

Cheese devotees will love the deli’s cheese pizzas and Giacobbino’s Flatbread varieties including cheesy garlic or spinach and artichoke. There are also specialty cheeses for building a gourmet three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich or Chihuahua cheese to create the perfect quesadilla. Toss together a Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella that also tastes great atop tomato bread.

Find macaroni and cheese, potato pancakes and Deli-fresh potato, cheese or kraut pierogi and other easy heat and serve items, all in the Deli Department.

Leave Lenten meals to the experts and make your life easier with meatless options from your local Strack & Van Til Food Market.