Jen Snow


Jen Snow


What’s your favorite thing about

Russ & Daughters?
Russ & Daughters was here when my great grandfather had a pushcart in the neighborhood, and it is still here. The history of Russ & Daughters, and the stories that make up that history, are an important part of New York City's culture.

What’s your favorite food here?
I was once asked to choose my theoretical "last meal." Mine would definitely be a bagel with the insides scooped out, with a little plain cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomato, and one string of pickled onion that had been dipped in the herring’s cream sauce. Each half separately; none of this sandwich business. On a daily basis, though, I like the no sulfite/no sugar fruit — the strawberries, bananas, gooseberries — sometimes with fresh pot cheese.

Can you think of something funny or memorable that happened at Russ & Daughters that you either saw or were

part of?
I love every time someone walks in and mentions how the store’s smell immediately takes them back to great shopping trips years ago.

What do you envision for Russ & Daughters in the coming years?
Growth that keeps tradition intact.

What does the store mean to you?
Russ and Daughters sells the comfort food I grew up with. Every family gathering, happy or sad; if we met in the daytime, this is what we ate. It’s comforting to know that it is still here, and will be in the future. So, the store means tradition.

What are some of your favorite spots that are close to Russ & Daughters?
Shopsin’s General Store, Prune, Buvette, Mission Chinese Food, The New Museum...