Best Lox on the Main Line??
I am planning a Sunday lox and bagel brunch for a number of friends. Where on the Main Line can I buy the most delicious, fresh lox on a given Sunday morning? I am not looking for the pre-packaged variety (though I know there are a number of quality brands to be found).
Which delicatessen (or similar market) has the best smoked salmon, whitefish salad, etc on the Main Line? One that carries amazing bagels is a plus!
Thanks very much!
Hymie's and Murray's are the two Main LIne Deli staples both in Merion. Another interesting option is the kosher deli counter at the Genuardi's in Wynnewood. They have some very fresh fish and homemade whitefish salad. The bagels are so so.
Can I say some wonderful things about Aaron ,a sixtyish former psychology professor, who will personalize anything he does? Aaron is the best customer service person on the main line. I cannot begin to tell you all the good he brings to the world. He is the best.
Having said this, I hope the line is not longer for him when I go there. He takes his time to do it right. Get the pastrami also.
Yep, Hymie's & Marray's are what you want, and they're within a few hundred feet of each other on Montgomery Avenue. True locals have their loyalties, but I love them both. And of course they both have impeccable bagels. And Murray's has a satellite location to the west - Berwyn.
Oh, and Michael's in KoP is good, too, though I haven't eaten as much of their lox.
Hymie's Merion Delicatessen
342 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066
285 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
575 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312
I third (or whatever) Hymie's & Murray's. Don't forget to get some of the amazing chopped herring salad as well as the creme cheese with scallions. I know you can mix that up yourself, but there's something about it coming out of the plastic container. Also.. sometimes they have "bialys" if they do.. get 'em!!! And as far as Michaels in KOP.. it's good.. but in the opinion of this scrivener, not as good as the other two!!
Thanks all for the help / recommendations!
I am wondering, what are the costs at these various stores? Hymies, Murrays, Genuardis, Food Source.. Price per lb of lox, whitefish, etc I suppose.
I am guessing this can become a decent sized bill depending on where bought and how much.
Thank you again!
There is a store in Philadelphia called DiBruno Bros. It is on chestnut street. I was there two weeks ago and had some incredible smoked salmon. Go to the counter and ask them to slice some of the River & Glen scottish smoked salmon. I hear it is the one exclusively used by Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin. Well worth the extra trip.