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Russ & Daughters Appetizers and Russ & Daughters Cafe
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The original "appetizing store" debuted in 1914, and today stands as a throwback to a time when the Lower East Side was a neighborhood of new immigrants. The iconic storefront on East Houston Street... Read More
The original "appetizing store" debuted in 1914, and today stands as a throwback to a time when the Lower East Side was a neighborhood of new immigrants. The iconic storefront on East Houston Street stocks a broad selection of Jewish-American staples like hand-rolled bagels with cream cheese and lox, buttery pistachio halvah and unctuous, irresistible pickled herring. The renowned caviar selection spans Siberian and American roes, the bagels and bialys are made on-site, and pastries like cinnamon babka, raspberry rugelach and hand-dipped chocolates are the reason gym memberships exist. After 102 years on the LES, Russ & Daughters have opened a site at the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
- Deli: "It used to be you would buy a piping hot knish and find a table or bench at the park between the basketball courts on Chrystie. But now you have a choice: the retail shop or Russ & Daughters Cafe. Keep in mind that it's walk-ins only at the cafe."
- Breakfast: "Russ & Daughters ships nationwide, so optimize your time at the counter by organizing to have a box of delicacies sent home."