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Apple, Schmapple—it’s all about the lox!
If we could be queen for a day, Barney Greengrass would be our king—of sturgeon. This New York institution has been crowning perfect bagels with silky lox, smoked sablefish and sturgeon for over a hundred years. Any visit to New York should include a highly caffeinated breakfast at a well-worn Formica table at this loud, bustling deli. If you can’t make a trip to the Big Apple any time soon, however, don’t despair! Just point your browser to Barney Greengass and enjoy an authentic taste of New York delivered to your doorstep.
"The cuisine at this Upper West Side delicatessen is one of the greatest gifts Jewish culture has brought to mankind since the Ten Commandments," stated a 1996 New Yorker magazine review of the Barney Greengrass deli. We couldn’t agree more. Anyone who’s had a real New York bagel with lox and a schmear knows there’s no substitute to be found at a chain serving blueberry and jalapeno dough circles. Barney Greengrass opened the original restaurant in Harlem in 1908; the “modern” Upper West Side deli is run by Barney’s grandson Gary, and the quality has stayed in the Sturgeon King’s family, from the moist, succulent fish to the chewy bagels and dense, sweet babka.