Alex’s Appetizing and Smoked Fish Breakfast

Alex's Appetizing and Smoked Fish Breakfast

A curated menu of bagels, smoked fish, seafood salads, and more.
Cuisine Jewish-American (New York)

Dishes and Components

Smoked Fish

  • Pastrami Cured Salmon or Lox
  • Maple Syrup Cured Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Mackerel
  • Smoked Eel
  • Smoked Sable
  • Smoked Whitefish


  • Pickled Herring with Onions
  • Pickled Herring in Mustard or Cream Sauce

Seafood Salads

  • Whitefish Salad
  • Lobster or Shrimp Salad

Fish Roe

  • Wild Salmon Roe
  • Caviar

Bagels and Cream Cheese

  • Bagels Everything and Assorted
  • Scallion Cream Cheese
  • Plain Cream Cheese
  • Whipped Cultured Butter

Toppings and Pickles

  • Sliced Red and White Onions
  • Capers
  • Pickled Green Tomatoes


  • Smoked Sturgeon
  • Smoked Chub
  • Herring in Curry Sauce
  • Rollmops
  • Matjes


For appetizing stores in NYC, we recommend Russ & Daughters, Sables, Murray’s Sturgeon Shop, and Barney Greengrass.
For bagels, we recommend Ess-a-Bagel, Popup Bagels, Absolute BagelsBO’s Bagels, Court Street Bagels, and Utopia Bagels.
For more, see our New York City guide.