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Nov 20, 2012 10:56 AM

Great smoked salmon in brooklyn?

Now that fairway in red hook is closed :(, where would one find good smoked salmon in brooklyn? and ready made blinis would also be a bonus. thanks!

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  1. acme, which actually supplies a fair amount of fairway's fish, sells directly from its plant/store in greenpoint. you get rid of the fairway surcharge as well.

    edited to note address: 30 Gem Street, not far from Nassau stop on G

    9 Replies
    1. re: debinqueens

      Thanks for the response unfortunately they only sell to the public on Fridays and i need the salmon for Thanksgiving appetizers.

      1. re: giftergirl

        I have always been happy with Garden Of Eden's hand sliced fish (Montague St) Scottish, Irish, Norwegian or local (Acme, presumably). Shelsky's on Smith St. has nice fish. Pricey.

        1. re: giftergirl

          oh shoot, i thought they'd loosen that for holidays, sorry!

        2. re: debinqueens

          I'm thinking of going out to Acme the Friday before Christmas. In your experience, how much of a line can I expect? What are the prices like for, say, a half-pound of Nova?

          1. re: small h

            Get there early, they open at 8am. Expect about a five minute wait. Cash only. Pre-sliced, not packaged $16 per pound.

              1. re: PHREDDY

                A quick report back: I arrived at around 9:45 and was in and out in about a half hour. The salmon was $18/lb, and they were happy to sell me quarter pounds, so I could get a variety. It's cut thicker than I like, which isn't the end of the world. I also picked up some herring and whitefish salad. The staff were dressed in Santa hats, and one employee walked the line handing out bites of salmon and cream cheese wrapped in blini. I've never felt more festive in a loading dock.

                1. re: small h

                  Next time pick up a couple of whole whitefishes....I also like the hot smoked salmon....delish!

                  1. re: PHREDDY

                    Whole whitefish is a product for another day, a day when I make my own whitefish salad (it's coming! but it's not here yet). Let's see if the mishpucha notices that I strayed from Russ & Daughters - which I would do again in a heartbeat, because the time I spent in transit is time I would've spent clutching my number and waiting for 90ish minutes.

          2. Acme has been insane recently since the NYT article about it. Thankfully most of the "tourists" drawn by recent attention don't seem to understand how it works; my wife showed up and saw an unprecedented line onto the sidewalk, but went inside to peek and found that the line only existed because people who hadn't been there before showed up and just...formed it. She just picked up some packages of fish from the cooler and was out in 5 minutes.