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Bagels and Lox

paz5559 Jan 25, 2009 10:24 AM

Sunday morning, and I had the urge - curious where members of the board think the best bagel and lox can be had in the area

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    JazzyB Jan 25, 2009 11:56 AM

    I've not found sure enough belly lox in NOLA, which was our usual Sunday breakfast growing up in Jersey. Nova is the only thing available here. Here the bagels are pitiful. We used to get them fresh from a bagel store. Leftover, they are lousy. In Nola, mIght as well get Sara Lee and toast them. WF, Doignacs and just about any decent market carries Nova and bagels. WF also has fresh bagels(though not those of my youth). If you want the real thing, order online from: russanddaughters.com or zabars.com. search the sites for belly lox.

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      Tonto Jan 25, 2009 02:34 PM

      You need to Go to Stein's Market on Magazine. New York style deli.

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      chef4hire Jan 25, 2009 12:02 PM

      surrey's does a very good house made bagel and house cured lox

      stein's deli has smoked salmon, H&H bagels from NYC and whitefish salad

      kosher cajun on severn in Metairie has the real thing- and you can even get canada dry ginger ale- but it's very pricey

      happy noshing

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        JazzyB Jan 25, 2009 01:56 PM

        You can get Canada Dry in Dorignacs's and Winn Dixie, but not Celray. Kosher Cajun has Nova, not belly lox. I don't think there's enough of a demand for any place to keep it on hand. Nova, smoked salmon etc. are entirely different . Belly lox is richer, fattier, saltier, deep (bright) orange, and not for everyone.

        1. re: JazzyB
          paz5559 Jan 25, 2009 05:40 PM

          Lox is the generic term for both Nova and belly. Most delis in NY serve nova by default unless you specify belly.

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            JazzyB Jan 26, 2009 04:34 AM

            I assume you were seeking nova. We always got lox sliced by the pound and only bought belly. This purchase requires being specific. Never ate that or any breakfast items (whitefish/chubs, sturgeon, pickled herring ) anywhere but at home, therefore didn't experience the "default nova". BTW, WF has whitefish/chubs at the fresh fish counter.

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            chef4hire Jan 26, 2009 08:46 AM

            no diet canada dry at winn dixie- won't even order it

            was just at dorignac's yesterday and they also do not have it- Schwepps yes but still no diet

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              JazzyB Jan 26, 2009 11:45 AM

              You said Canada Dry ginger ale, not DIET... which I have been desperately seeking for my Pimm's Cups. Diet Guarana makes a good PC but that's incediably expensive...about $8 6pk.

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          twangster Jan 26, 2009 05:48 AM

          This is out in Metairie: http://www.koshercajun.com/

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            nolacake Jan 26, 2009 07:51 AM

            The Cake Cafe at the corner of Spain and Chartres in the Marigny has fresh home made, boiled bagels and lox daily on the menu. I grew up in the DC and NYC area and will not settle for frozen bagels shipped in. They are boiled with Malt in the water which makes all the difference.

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              nolawinelover Jan 26, 2009 10:13 AM

              Go to Stein's on Magazine and Jackson...I get the bagels and LOX all the time. I got hooked on this when I lived in Boston and nobody does it better than Stein's in the city.

              1. nikinik Jan 26, 2009 11:24 AM

                Just had it yesterday at Tout de Suite cafe in Algiers Point and it was fantastic!

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                  localfoodie Jan 26, 2009 01:31 PM

                  I'v actaully had good lox at Blue Bird Cafe, and they grill thier bagels YUMMY

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                    Tonto Jan 26, 2009 01:40 PM

                    I Love a grilled bagel. Toasting does nothing IMHO.

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