Thank you Stefanie for sharing this pic of your delicious looking spread!! Looks like our smoked nova, cream cheese & deli pickles has some great company. Wish we could dig in with you!
Please pass on to your managers and staff how happy I was with my order from Zabars. Everything arrived in perfect condition. The advice staff gave me when I called was absolutely correct. A former New Yorker, I have fond memories of Zabar's smoked salmon, salami, baked goods, salads etc. We have now introduced you to Californians who were amazed by your quality.
Thank you for your help. I look forward to ordering in the future.
"A High Holy Call for Lox, and Old Hands to Slice It, at Zabar’s" By Corey Kilgannon October 8, 2016 from The New York Times.
Founded in 1934, Zabar’s is a New York institution, beloved by local residents and tourists alike. And its lox men are its stars. They attract a cultlike following, and for longtime regulars who lose revered cutters to retirement, the holidays are a chance to reunite with their favorites. Read the entire article here.
"One of New York City's most famous grocery stores, Zabar's started as an appetizing counter within another market in 1934 and quickly expanded, eventually becoming the half-block complex it is today. Its renowned appetizing section features numerous deli salads, five kinds of caviar, olives and cheeses from all over the world, and several varieties of in-house smoked fish. Zabar's also has the benefit of a great bakery section, carrying babkas, rugelach, bagels, and bialys." - April 19, 2016. Read the whole article here.
We enjoyed Sheryl's hungry prose and careful consideration of shopping for nova at Zabar's on her blog, 108 Breads. Especially nuggets like this:
I have been thinking about writing about Mr. X for some time. He is an artist, pesky, sullen and amazing at what he does. He works behind the Zabar's fish counter. He is an artist of an ancient and unappreciated task; he slices lox. Who cares; why would I even have a favorite person and why him? Read on...