Thanks for your note, Ruth. Glad to hear your dad's birthday was enjoyed!
note I called your toll-free number from the San Francisco airport the morning
of 8/30 to order my Dad's 88th birthday gift! I spoke with an awesome
telephone operator who helped me order Zabar's hand-sliced nova salmon with
plain rolls! My Dad's great gift arrived the next morning, Friday, August
31, in Sarasota, FL to the delight of my family and friends! Thank you so
much for makeing my Dad's 88th birthday so happy! - Ruth
This is what's made Zabar's famous (well, okay, that and our incredible selection of the best goods at reasonable prices!) Saul and Ann Zabar continue Louis Zabar's dedication to uncompromising quality, and it really shows in our Appy counter. Nova Smoked Salmon is our most popular fish item. It's the mildest, least briny lox we sell, with a smooth, silky texture and a clean and fresh taste. Each side is cured in a balanced blend of sugar and salt, and cold-smoked over natural wood. Get to know the difference. Go on, spoil yourself!
And don't forget - if you live within Zabar's Home Zone and order $49 or more your shipping is FREE! Find out if your shipping address is within Zabar's Home Zone on our home zone.
Three years ago I sold my CPA practice and crossed the barrier between work and play. I’d always been a fish lover – as a sportsman, chef and gourmet diner. So when a close friend called and told me that Zabar’s was advertising in the New York Times for a part time lox-slicer, I applied for the job, was interviewed by Mr. Saul Zabar himself, and GOT IT. After 40 years in the world of finance, I traded my suit, tie, calculator and computer for whites, a plastic apron, a sleek, slicing knife – and I love it. With two days on and five off, I can’t wait to get back to work each week. I’d almost do it for nothing (only kidding Mr. Zabar).
The afternoon before my return each week, I anticipate trimming my first salmon of the day – carefully cutting away that deliciously chewy surface of the “side”, exposing the glossy undersurface of the fish; removing the pin bones with needle nose pliers and gliding my vinyl-gloved hand, back and forth, over its new oily surface – a truly sensuous experience. Nothing at all like the graphite in my pencil gliding along the surface of an accountant’s worksheet.
Are you ready for a delicious meal on Rosh Hashanah - one you don't have to cook! Let Zabar's prepare your meal to Celebrate this Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 28th.
Food. Curated.shot an excellent video of Saul Zabar as they take us on a tour of his weekly smoked fish buying. Like no other store, Zabar's smoked fish is hand selected to meet Saul's discriminating taste.
Meet Saul Zabar, the co-owner of Zabar's, a famous specialty food shop on the Upper West Side of New York City. Over the decades, Zabar's has developed a reputation for high quality product and service when it comes to smoked fish. Their smoked fish department is one of the busiest fish counters in the city, hand-slicing and selling thousands of pounds of smoked fish to loyal customers every week. It's a reputation Zabar's is very, very proud of, and Saul believes a lot of it has to do with his keen taste for smoked fish. Not long ago, I had the rare opportunity to join Saul during his weekly visit to ACME Smoked Fish in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to see how he hand-selects fish for his shop's fish counter. ACME is Zabar's main smoked fish supplier - sourcing, smoking, packaging and delivering over 90% of Zabar's smoked fish product. According to ACME, it's a "family" tradition and a very special relationship that began over 50 years ago, a weekly visit that often comes with a basket of Zabar's fresh bagels and rugelach. Enjoy this special behind-the-scenes experience. Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating!
Our very own connoisseur of caviar - Saul Zabar - knows that salmon caviarreally doesn’t receive the hype it deserves. He hand picks ours from the Pink species of Alaskan wild salmon, which has a mild, slightly sweet slightly salty flavor that would be the perfect topping for a slice of lightly toasted rye bread with a thin spreading of butter. An elegant addition to your hors d’ouevres table for the holidays, try a spoonful of this brightly colored roe on a warmed blini with a dollop of crème fraiche and a small sprig of dill. Simple to prepare and guaranteed to impress even your own caviar connoisseurs! Oh, and not at all hard on budget although it will look like it is!
Here is an interesting article I came across today, "The food-mood connection: Conventional wisdom tells us that you can truly feed your head. But can what's on your plate really affect how you feel or think?" in the Los Angeles Times. It basically dispels the idea that what we eat affects our mood, almost.
It turns out that chocolate might raise our mood because it's just so tasty, not necessarily because of its chemical structure. That makes so much sense it's almost funny.
But there is some merit to certain myths:
"Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish help depression" is true (found in fish like Salmon) and "Coffee improves energy and mental performance" is also true (thanks to the caffeine).
Thank you, Diane, for your note! We love the description of your request for caviar to celebrate your 65th birthday and we're so glad you shopped at Zabar's! We obviously have a special place in our hearts for caviar and we hope you had a wonderful birthday!
...Having been to Zabar's before on some special occasions, we knew that your store carries the finest quality foods and delicacies We hoped that we could purchase some quality caviar...
A very helpful and friendly employee at your fish counter gave us really good advice on the different caviars your store sells. We purchased the Sterling brand, which he recommended. It was fabulous... It is always such a special treat for us to come to your store Very truly yours, Diane