Russ and Daughters • NYC

Russ and Daughters is New York City’s premier appetizing shop, relying on purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, caviar, baked goods, and specialty foods. Since 1914, it has been owned and operated by four generations of the Russ family. They have  continued from the same spot on East Houston Street for more than a century.

At Russ and Daughters Café, expert smoked salmon slicers are at work; a soda fountain beckons with homemade sodas, and egg creams; and friendly staff proudly wear the signature white lab coats; and 103 years of living history permeates throughout the entire space. Hearty soups, multiple types of caviar, fresh bagels, and smoked salmon are only a few of the offerings that will have you rethinking the meaning of a café.

Visit: 127 Orchard St., New York, NY; 212-475-4880; www.russanddaughterscafe