Russ and Daughters Press
Where New York
July 1, 2005
What's that, you say, you've never heard of a schmear? Then your visit to Russ and Daughters, the place to go for smoked fish and caviar, is long overdue. Since 1914, four generations of the family have been selling "Jewish soul food" from the same Lower East Side address (179 E. Houston St. between Allen and Orchard streets, 212-475-4880). A visit to New York City just wouldn't be complete without tasting at least one kind of smoked salmon. From Nova to lox to the incomparable Wild Baltic smoked salmon, once you get that first taste, you'll be thrilled to learn that Russ and Daughters ships all over the country. And you don't even have to wait until you get home: Handy insulated bags (complete with the Russ and Daughters logo) ensure your fish or caviar will be perfectly fresh for the airplane ride home.
– Marge Perry Marge Perry is a columnist for Newsday and a contributing editor for Cooking Light. Her work often appears in The New York Times.