Russ & Daughters

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Caviar cream cheese at Russ and Daughters
Lower East Side
Russ & Daughters has been serving lox, herring and other specialty foods since 1914, and its Super Heeb of horseradish cream cheese, wasabi-flavored roe and sublime whitefish salad form a holy trinity with an unholy name.
Venue name: Russ & Daughters
Address: 179 E Houston St
New York

Cross street: between Allen and Orchard Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 8am–5:30pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: AmEx, MC, V
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Lisa White

Some of the best lox I've had was from Russ and Daughters. Super old school, grab a ticket and wait your turn. Wonderful smoked fish. Bagels are decent but not the best in the city. But they work as a vessel for the beautiful fish. The shop itself is super cute. Pricey but you get your money's worth for sure. Grab breakfast here, you won't regret it.