Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, caviar, and specialty foods, Russ & Daughters is New York’s premier appetizing shop. Since 1914, this landmark New York institution has been continuously owned and operated by four generations of the Russ family. In the same spot on East Houston Street, and run by the same family, for nearly a century, Russ & Daughters continues to provide the tastes, traditions, and old-world class of a true New York experience.
Russ & Daughters
Appetizing Since 1914
179 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
212.475.4880 or 800.RUSS.229
Unfortunately, our phones are down right now. (The phone company is doing work in the area.) However, you can place your orders in the shop and online (www.russanddaughters.com), and you can certainly e-mail us with orders/questions! info(AT)russanddaughters.com.
Thank you for understanding. We’ll update here and on Twitter when the phones are working again.
Today kicked off Immigrant Heritage Week which is a citywide celebration from April 17-24, honoring the experiences and contributions of the millions of immigrants who have shaped New York City for generations.
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Russ & Daughters is honored to have been part of this morning’s breakfast at Gracie Mansion in honor of Immigrant Heritage Week. This celebration resonated in our history too: as a fourth generation family owned business that began when our founder Joel Russ immigrated to the Lower East Side, first with a herring barrel, and then a pushcart. In the same spot on East Houston Street, and run by the same family, for nearly a century, Russ & Daughters continues to provide the tastes and traditions of a true New York City experience. Russ & Daughters is currently owned and operated by Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman, the fourth generation of the Russ family.
Today, 11:30AM–12:15PM, DISH presents Russ & Daughters at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, as part of the Downtown Literary Festival, with McNally Jackson Books. Join us — Josh Russ Tupper and Mark Russ Federman — for a reading and discussion about downtown, history, the Lower East Side, food, etc.
(Our sister imprint, Schocken Books, are the proud publishers of the freshly minted New York Times bestseller, Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built. You can read an excerpt from it here.)
Brooklyn By The Book is presented by Congregation Beth Elohim and Community Bookstore. The first 100 people to purchase a book (Russ & Daughters: The House That Herring Built) will be invited to a reception featuring food from Russ & Daughters. This event is free to CBE members/$10 suggested donation from the public.
Over time the place has become more than simply a store. Russ & Daughters is, for many, a secular synagogue, a temple to the enduring power of food and memory. “I smell Judaism,” a customer once told Niki: brine and yeast and smoke.
But gentiles are welcome, too. As Lenny Bruce said, “If you’re from New York and you’re Catholic, you’re still Jewish.” (He added, “If you’re from Butte, Mont., and you’re Jewish, you’re still goyish.”)