Bagels & lox, pickled herring, kippered salmon in Queens
I live in Rego Park and have been wandering the neighborhood looking for a place that has it all...bagels, lox, nova, pickled herring in cream and wine sauce, sable, chubs, white fish, kippered salmon. The closest I come is Gotta Getta Bagel. Not bad, but they don't have pickled herring, just chopped herring. Other bagel joints have bagels and nova, but no lox. None of the places I've found have the herring I crave. Do I have to go to Gramercy Park to get what I want, or is there some place in Queens I can go to get my Jew on?
The Rego smoked fish company does mostly wholesale but has a retail counter that is open most days (you need to call first, the hours are a little sketchy). They have everything you are looking for and the quality/prices are great. The address is 69-80 75th Street, Middle Village. 718-326-2170. You will never find it unless you look hard. There isn't a sign, just a big metal door. Good luck and enjoy!
the bagel store on 108th st near 65th st is good for all those things. they have very good spreads, etc.