Friday, June 22, 2012
Classic New York: Russ & Daughters
When I'm on the Lower East Side, I like to pop in Russ & Daughters just for the experience. It houses all the classic New York Jewish specialities, and having been in business since 1914, it feels completely authentic. It's a pretty compact, usually crowded market filled with smoked fish, caviar, bagels, dried fruits, chocolates, nuts and sweets like babka and black and white cookies. I have a deep-seated fascination with those last two thanks to too many Seinfeld episodes, enough so to always bring home a big piece of chocolate babka.