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
For a limited time, food lovers will have the special chance to try a smoked salmon unlike any other; the newest catch of Russ & Daughters’ Wild Baltic Smoked Salmon is finally here. (Devoted fans have been calling for months, waiting for the season to begin.) This rare gastronomic experience is available for a limited time only, so stop by the shop soon, or call us at 212-475-4880 to place an order, before it’s too late.
Prepare to be wowed by its elegant smoke, velvety texture, and champagne color. This salmon feeds on herring, a protein-rich diet that contributes to its lean, healthy body and signature hue, and that also provides an added bonus: an extra dose of Omega-3s. Wild Baltic Smoked Salmon is so rich and delicate that the Russ family likes it best accompanied by nothing other than a little bit of fresh black pepper.
Russ & Daughters is the exclusive importer of this salmon, from a small multi-generational artisanal smokehouse on the Bornholm coast of Denmark.
Due to popular demand, there’s a new flavor at Russ & Daughters this year: poppy seed. We’re also making our traditional favorites: apricot and prune.
Stop by the shop or call us at 212-475-4880 to order hamantashen for the holiday, or for any day.
Tablet had a hamantashen taste-test and ranked Russ & Daughters’ hamantashen #1. They said:
As Purim approaches, it’s time to pass judgment on one of the most pressing issues of the day: where to find good hamantashen.
Tablet Magazine investigated. A meticulous and hungry bunch, we ordered hamantashen from bakeries in six cities across five states, driven by recommendations of what different people claimed were the best hamantasheries in the country. The array of flavors and sizes that arrived boggled the mind: poppy, prune, apricot, cherry, and chocolate; crispy and chewy; compact and supersized. Dedicated to the cause, we tasted them all.
Our tasters graded each cookie on a scale of 1 to 5, higher being better, in five categories: appearance, filling-to-dough ratio, overall taste, texture and consistency, and how badly we wanted another. The judges’ scores were compiled, the individual scores were averaged, and we found a winner.
1. Russ & Daughters, New York.Family-owned and almost a century old, this Lower East Side institution is best known for its smoked fish. But it also sells all sorts of traditional Jewish sweets—rugelach and babka and macaroons and, of course hamantashen. We picked up a sampling and were thrilled with these small, soft wonders. A “sublime dream cookie,” one of our judges said.
Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of Prune and author of Blood, Bones & Butter, selected Russ & Daughters, and wrote: “Lox Shop: Russ & Daughters. Since 1914, the city’s best and most character-rich smoked-fish experts.”