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Dec 15, 2007 10:43 AM

In search of incredible lox?

Where can I find the best lox in the Los Angeles/Hollywood/Pasadena area? I am looking to purchase some for a brunch at my home...

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  1. Barney Greengrass in Beverly Hills

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    1. re: Servorg

      definitely greengrass.

      HOWEVER, make sure you know what you're asking for so you get the right item whe you order it. do you really want lox [the salty, belly lox], or are you actually looking for nova? [regardless, you should buy it there - its the best in town.]

      see this previous thread for explanation/clarification...

      scroll down almost all the way to the bottom & read the discussion mr. taster & i had about lox & nova.

      1. re: Servorg

        I followed the fellow members' advice in October and went to Barney Greengrass, and they were spot-on. It's worth the money. And goodhealthgourmet's advice is also smart; what's normally called lox at other places is served as nova at Barney Greengrass. And there's so many other awesome fish preparations to tempt you there. Make sure to sample the sable, which was my favorite; one coworker of mine loves their whitefish. I immediately wanted to turn back to the table and have a plate of gravlax when I spied it in the case.

      2. My stepmom just got 3 lbs. for our annual XMAS lox & bagel family brunch which is tomorrow. She always gets great lox, and ever since Phil's closed, she's been getting it at Santa Monica Seafood.

        Some folks like the lox at Costco.

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        1. re: Debbie W

          Phil's on Larchmont? Wasn't there another location for Phil's?

          1. re: Burger Boy

            San Vicente in Brentwood, I think.

            1. re: Debbie W

              Were in Beverly Hills and Studio City too.

          2. re: Debbie W

            We serve the COSTCO lox at our annual New Years Day brunch and it is always very good and consistent for the price

            1. re: Theo

              You can't go wrong with Costco lox. Of course, it's always a matter of individual taste, but my deli-man father in law loves their lox above all others. He knows. He knows.

            2. re: Debbie W

              imho, spare yourself and skip the lox from costco.

            3. Fish King in Glendale. Really good. Consistent quality.

              1. Smart and final carries lasco brand and is bettr that costco and good priced.

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                1. re: paprkutr

                  If Lasco is good, I have no idea, I think I have seen it at the Jons on Vermont. Do not know the price.

                  1. re: spacestationvegas

                    No doubt Barney Greengrass would be your #1 but I do love the different smoked salmons at Trader Joes and it is reasonable. I just tried the smoked wild caught. It was salty but delicious!