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Belly Lox at Russ & Daughters – NYC

May 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

belly lox from russ & daughters

A longer post is currently in the works, but for now, here is something short and sweet about one of my favorite places in the Lower East Side. I wrote about the gravlax at Russ & Daughters a few months ago, which is still my favorite, but another lox worth mentioning is the classic, salt-cured belly lox. It’s extremely salty, so for those on a low-sodium diet, it’s probably not a good idea to make it a regular part of one’s diet, but for us lucky bastards who aren’t, I say eat it while you can. The saltiness is nice, but I particularly like the lovely oiliness of the belly lox. The fattiness makes the lox almost creamy tasting. And served on an everything bagel with cream cheese, capers, onions, and tomatoes ($9.95), it’s the perfect breakfast, especially when it’s part of an impromptu Sunday picnic at the park.

Russ & Daughters
179 East Houston Street (betw Allen and Orchard St.)
New York, NY 10002

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  • James at 12:26 pm on May 4, 2009

    Delicious! I’ve been planning my own R&D post for a while now, but I’m actually still recovering from the richness of my last encounter with their lox+cream cheese.

    Looking forward to your next sodium-drenched entry!

  • bionicgrrrl at 12:26 pm on May 7, 2009

    @James – Which lox did you get? I love R&D, it’s like a lox candy store!

  • not convinced at 11:37 pm on September 11, 2009

    i LOVE and ADORE their lox, but their bagels are inexcusably bad and they never give enough cream cheese.

  • bionicgrrrl at 4:35 am on September 12, 2009

    @not convinced – I agree about the bagels. It’s so weird how the lox is so good but their bagels suck.

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