Perhaps the Lower East Side’s most revered food institution, appetizing store Russ & Daughters has been in business since 1914. Today a new generation of the Russ family sells a wide variety of smoked salmon, sturgeon, herring, sable, etc. There’s also an extensive caviar selection, dried fruits and nuts and coffees. The artisans behind the counter will probably give you a little taste of lox as they’re carving away.
179 East Houston, near Orchard
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 8am-53opm; Free delivery 9am-4pm