Russ & Daughters Appetizers and Russ & Daughters Cafe

Cuisine: Deli

Price Range: $$

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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


  • 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."
  • Best for Deli Because: Russ & Daughters is an icon of the neighborhood and has earned its spot as a nationwide name for its food.
  • Best for Breakfast Because: In Anthony Bourdain's words, there are few places left that can boast that they're the oldest, and also the best. This is one of them.


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