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Dec 4, 2007 07:12 PM

BK Heights/Cobble vicinity: I need lox and whitefish for 15 (brunch)

Hey all, I'm having some friends over for brunch on Sunday, somewhere around 15 people. I'm planning to get a couple dozen bagels from Hot Bagels on montague street, but am wondering where to go for cream cheese, lox and white fish (not white fish spread/salad). I know Zabar's has great stuff on the UWS, but that's a bit of a trip for me. I'm in Brooklyn Heights, so anywhere in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill/Park Slope/Ft. Greene vicinity would be ideal.

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  1. The onlly places that I know that has a good selection are Fairway in Red Hook or Acme in Williamsburg.

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    1. re: son of a butcher

      Thanks son, only problem with Acme is that they're only open to the public Fridays 8am-1pm, when I'm at work. Any commenton the quality of product at Fairway?

    2. What about that big market/ gourmet store on Montague off Court? Can't remember the name....has an apple in the logo. Or Lassen and Hennings further West by the Promenade?

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      1. re: Larry Brooks

        Larry is thinking of Garden of Eden.

        Lassen and Hennigs has excellent nova, but the quality of the slicing varies with who is doing it. Don't know about whitefish, although in the past they've whipped up herring in cream sauce for me on the spot.

      2. I've been buying a large package of lox at Costco and it was quite good. I have also bought the lox and whitefish at Fairway and it was good as well.

        1. Russ & Daughter's delivers for a $35.00 fee to Brooklyn -- might be worth it!

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          1. re: Jill Brazil

            Or a round trip on the F train....4 bucks! Or an F train in and a cab back, couldnt be more than 20 max. $35 is steep just for delivery.

            1. re: Larry Brooks

              $35.00 can be reasonable if you don't have the time to make the trip! Or you don't want to schlepp all that stuff back to Brooklyn. That will be a pretty big package for 15 people!

              1. re: Jill Brazil

                Russ and Daughters looks good, it's only 3 stops on the F for me, wind up being a quicker trip than Red Hook

                1. re: fishermb

                  Great! Glad I could have been some help to you! Hope you have a great brunch!

          2. Actually, Garden of Eden has a respectable selection of smoked salmon and I have always been pleased with it. While not as rapturous as some Gaspe salmon from Russ, it is perfectly ok and well priced (around $24/lb. with frequent specials). I cannot swear they have whitefish since I don't particularly care for it so I never noticed. The guy who slices is old-school anal about paper thin slicing. He's quite good. Just be sure to get your cream cheese at Key when you're down the street getting your bagels. Garden of Eden charges around a buck more for Philly than any store or bodega. It disgusts me and I'd just cross them off my list altogether for gouging except for their convenience as a smoked fish source.

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            1. re: JonL

              Well I wound up getting my nova from Garden of Eden. The lady sliced really thin, it was very fresh. Also got half a whitefish which came out to around ~$11. Would have liked to check out Fairway but just didn't have the time. Thanks all for the help