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Avi & David's...now just David's

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Finally got there last night and had a tuna prosciutto sandwich. It was good, it was very good, bread was fresh. But I still am having a hard time with this $10 for a sandwich price point .... am I missing something, is this just the price of doing business in the city?

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  1. Tuna prosciutto? Was the prosciutto made from tuna? Please explain this! I am very curious.

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    1. re: Tripeler

      I was only there once a couple years ago(I'm rarely in that part of town), but from what I remember I ordered the tuna prosciutto. It was prosciutto made from tuna. I can't compare it to ham prosciutto, but I remember thinking it tasted like lox made with tuna instead of salmon.

      In regards to the prices, yes they are pricey, but so is the rent at 63rd and 3rd. Looking at treif places in the area, Lox on a bagel costs about $9, so I think Avi & David's is priced fairly given where they are and what they offer.

      1. re: Tripeler

        I'd agree with avi trek, it was like cured tuna.

        And ...ARE YOU SERIOUS????!!!???! 9 bucks for bagels and lox at a treif place????
        Please tell me the bagel was like 12 inches in diameter...

        1. re: vallevin

          Manhattan. In the year 2010. $9 and $10 sandwiches are the rule, not the exception.

          1. re: ferret

            Essa just raised the price of the lox/bagel sandwich to $10.50, as I recall.

          2. re: vallevin

            Yup that's the price these days. At the (nonkosher) delis in midtown a bagel with cream cheese and lox is about $7-10 depending where.

            1. re: cheesecake17

              in queens at a nonkosher bagel store, its 8 for a bagel and lox, so 10 certainly sounds about right in manhattan

          3. re: Tripeler

            Its a Tuna loin that is cold smoked. The name its just there to make it sound fancier. It has no relation Proscuitto in any way.

            1. re: KosherChef

              Thanks for the clarification, Kosher Chef. I guess "smoked tuna" is easily gentrified.
              If they gefilted the tuna, I wonder what they could call it?