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Aug 12, 2011 04:55 PM

Zabar's Lobster Salad has no Lobster

Well, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't shop at this place any more. Are there any NYC Food Inspectors reading this?

2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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  1. Saw that this morning on one of the network news shows. I think they should rename it Crawdad Salad.

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    1. re: Leepa

      I also personally wouldn't trust anything the owners ever said again.

      1. re: huiray


        That is pretty shady of them. And more than a bit arrogant.

      1. Interesting and disturbing. Why not just call it crayfish salad. I like crayfish. I would never trust them again either. Sad.

        1. Fraud - they should be fined!

          1. News Flash, Water is wet and dogs bark.

            The ingredients list right under the name said crawfish and it was/is tasty

            I have known this for years since I read. I also know that crab sticks aren't crab and don't want to fine or firebomb all the sushi places that put it in my California rolls (which I know are not authentic sushi... but what the heck I like them)

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            1. re: msny98

              Well, good for you!

              I think the greater issue is the name they called it by, and the lack of said ingredient thereof, whether or not one read the actual list of ingredients howsoever large the size of the type it was printed in. Many folks, it seems, do not read said list of ingredients and trusted Zabars to be forthright so "Lobster Salad" was presumed to be Lobster Salad without having to stop and investigate further, especially when the term "lobster" means something specific and generally accepted in the society at large. This is called "implicit trust" awarded by a consumer to a marketer/provisioner, and to violate that is both marketing folly as well as false advertising.