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8 months ago by Denis Tymulis
average bagel with lox and cream cheese in NYC, at least where I live is $6-7, bagel with just cream cheese in about $3. I mean lox is expensive, but where it is $18
I paid about $15 last time I stayed in Lower Manhattan near WTC.
Where was that? I live in NYC, and I have never seen that, maybe is a gourmet brunch spot, but not a regular place. So I decided to google a place on Broadway in the Wall Street area that I buy my food at when I am down in that part of Manhattan, and it is 10.95 for a bagel with lox and cream cheese. So unless it is more gourmet, maybe using fancy lox, it shouldnt be that much.
And that price I paid includes the ludicrous sales taxes of Manhattan, of course. And a small tip for the staff because they don’t get paid enough.
Hotel lobby restaurant. Paid a premium, no doubt.
There's this place located close to the hotel I prefer to stay at when visiting NYC that makes this amazing sandwich they call the "House Special" -- it's a bagel with cream cheese, nova lox, capers, tomatoes, and red onions. According to their website they charge $9.95 for it. This place is within walking distance of Wall Street and the J.P. Morgan House and Museum (a must-see while in NYC).
Im from Silicon Valley, home of the millionaires. For $18, I expect the salmon to filet itself.
Last weekend at a sidewalk cafe in Winter Park, FL, I was charged $18 for avocado toast. It was one slice of bread, avocado, a small handful of greens. The didn't have bagels, but if they did, it would have been at least $18. Two poached eggs on toast was $22.
This sandwich with Russ & Daughter's top of the line stuff (loin cut or New Zealand salmon) would be $17. I haven't been to Sadelle's. That might be more.
I've had the regular lox from Russ & Daughters; it's definitely MORE than adequate. I'd rather stick with that and save the rest of my money for a couple of genuine NYC slices for dinner.
The best Salmon come from Scotland, should be cheap from NZ
NZ Ora King salmon is delicious. The loin cut is Scottish salmon. They are my 2 favorites. The same sandwich with the regular Scottish salmon would be $16.
It depends on where you are/ what quality of lox you’re getting. A generic mid-tier bagel or a corner shop outside of Manhattan… under 10. The decades old Jewish deli that actually smokes & cures their own lox and other fish in house easily 15+. Even in Brooklyn. Best deal… wake up early and attend “fish Friday” in greenpoint. Even at the Acme plant the lox they sell direct to the public are fresher, sans unnecessary preservatives & a much better texture. Their is a noticeable difference between cloudy, pink, mealy, bulk foods distributor Lox and proper, well-made cured fish. The latter has a cleaner taste, thinner usually consistent bias cut filet & buttery-soft pleasant (not squishy/mealy) texture. It’s night and day.
Also to be fair… even at a corner store or coffee shop ordering a bespoke bagel (think adding avocado, tomato, etcetera) instead of modding an existing sandwich to your liking can run up a bill depending on what they charge per ingredient. 1 to 3 bucks per addition is pretty common.
$17 in Telluride. $22 with a coffee.
I spent $16 for this same order just this morning (West Coast U.S.A)
Can depend on the salmon. Living in salmon country, and we see a lot of different qualities come through that can make the price range for the fish vary by a factor of 10. Farm salmon vs. salmon taken at a particular time at a stream with pure water and just the right amount of rise to develop the ideal muscle tone.
Salmon country ought to be what the water is called.
was it a whole salmon? that's the only reason I can imagine for this price))
In my own opinion, some meat products should cost more for environmental reasons, but I haven't completely thought it through either lol
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