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Feb 3, 2009 12:46 PM

Best whitefish & lox in Westchester?

Anyone know where to find it?

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  1. Best lox and smoked salmon of various types - Mt. Kisco Smokehouse on Lexington Avenue in Mt. Kisco. They have whitefish too, though I'm not a fan so I haven't tried it.

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    1. re: wincountrygirl

      Totally agree with that recommendation. Their lox are sold at Bagels on Hudson in Croton, if that's closer to you (and the bagels there are fantastic). I adore whitefish... time to go visit my doctor and make a detour to MKS!

    2. Nova, Lox, and Whitefish are all within several other threads in Tristate Region Section.
      Plug them into the boards search box to locate threads.

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      1. re: Jon1856

        Will second the nomination for Mt. Kisco Smokehouse. They have my kids fighting over their whitefish salad (my kids!) and my husband won't eat lox from anywhere else.

        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          Your kids love whitefish salad?! Great job, Diva!! This gives me hope for my little guy!

          1. re: Sra. Swanky

            LOVE Mt, Kisco Smokehouse for the 3 types of smoked salmon, Kippured salmon, WF salad, etc. Cheese selection is also pretty good. However I find their bagels to be subpar. The bagel store around the corner on 117 in the strip mall is only slightly better. The Village Market in Chap carries H & H bagels though.........

            1. re: steelydad

              WAIT - are you kidding me? H&H bagels at the Village Market? I think I'm going to cry that makes me so happy!! I routinely bring bagels home from the city because they are so bad up here. Thanks!! BTW - the bagels from the smokehouse are from the bagel place near the Radio Shack on 117 in Bedford Hills.

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                I kid you not. I don't like the bagels the sell at Smokehouse at all. It is funny how some people are raving about the WF salad at MKSH. They don't make it there! They DO make their own baked salmon salad. The chopped liver is also from elsewhere---that is probably a positive. The owner has a supplier in Brooklyn that he uses. An interesting note...they are not allowed to prepare any sandwiches....i think they must have limitations in their lease...They have no parking per se....I would bet that they operate as a commercial supplier, with a permit to make retail sales.

                I don't think he m akes the herring in cream sauce either. But it sure is good!

                I don't know how often you go there, but my experience is that if you are waited on by the owner, the service is good. But if you happen to get his girlfriend, look out. She is nice enough but she has pretty limited English skills and doubles whatever weight you ask for when you order something. Be forewarned! But she is a sweetheart compared to the beatches at the Village Market.

                1. re: steelydad

                  I go to the smokehouse once a week and I too hate the bagels, and I don't buy them there. I have had nothing but good servie there, though, and I'm sorry you haven't had the same experience. I love their smoked salmon and smoked shrimp and smoked tuna salad. And, oh, the pickles which I know they get elsewhere - somewhere good.! BTW - which Village Market are you talking about - Armonk? Chappaqua? Sgaglios?

                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                    don't forget the smoked trout and the smoked mussels. addictive!

                    1. re: wincountrygirl

                      Chappaqua--tell you what --- i am NOT a fan of freezing bread-- but the next time you are in the city, stop at H and H, (there are two of them), buy a couple of dozen, and freeze them. 30 secs in the wave and then toast them and they come out fine.

                      Now that I think of it, there is an old fashioned tiny little bagel store in New Rochelle on Quaker Ridge Rd. --- was only there once, but he bagels were great.

                      1. re: steelydad

                        Yep - I actually never nuke bread. I prefer to let it defrost and then toast. Unfortunately, I'm in Goldens Bridge and I may as well go to the city as go to New Rochelle!!! That's why I was happy that Chappaqua had H&H, I'll be in the city this weekend and I'm buying bagels!

                        1. re: wincountrygirl

                          BTB-H&H does ship. Sent a friend in Seattle 24 bagels. Kids still talk about it.
                          Almost as much as the cheese cake I send them every year.
                          And if one does freeze bagels, slicing them first make life much easier later on.

                          1. re: Jon1856

                            Thanks for the tip!!!!! You're so right about the slicing, too!

        2. Hartsdale Cheese shop by the station.

            1. Portier Fine Foods/La Maree. Excellent. They smoke it on site.

              32 Waverly Avenue
              Mamaroneck, New York 10543


              Excellent quality of all different varieties of smoked fish.

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              1. re: jwg

                this is good to know. we just moved from manhattan and tarrytown is a little far from Barney Green and Russ Daughters!