Russ & Daughters
New York, NY
Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, caviar, bagels and lox, traditional baked goods, and specialty foods, Russ & Daughters is New York's premier appetizing shop. Since 1914, this landmark New York City institution has been continuously owned and operated by four generations of the Russ family. In the same spot on East Houston Street, and run by the same family for more than a century, Russ & Daughters continues to provide the tastes and traditions of a true New York experience.
In 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters, 4th Generation Owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman opened Russ & Daughters Cafe - a restaurant on Orchard Street, the street where their great grandfather peddled herring from a barrel and a pushcart. In 2016, Russ & Daughters opened a space combining a take-out appetizing counter and restaurant: Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. 2016 also saw the launch of Russ & Daughters Bagels & Bakery, where Russ & Daughters makes all of its own bagels, bialys, shissel rye bread, pumpernickel, babka, rugelach, black and white cookies, challah, and other traditional baked goods. In 2018, Russ & Daughters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will open: featuring a 17,000 square foot hub for the company’s food-making, baking, and shipping, an event space, and a retail counter.
Joel Russ — Niki and Josh’s great grandfather — was an Eastern European immigrant who arrived in America in 1907: he started the business from a herring barrel and a pushcart to cater to the throngs of Jewish immigrants settling in New York City's Lower East Side. After a few years of operating out of a storefront around the corner on Orchard Street, in 1920 he opened his shop at 179 East Houston Street. He renamed the business "Russ & Daughters," after his three daughters (Hattie, Ida, and Anne) who joined him as the second generation in the business. Russ & Daughters is thought to be the first business in America to include “& Daughters” in the name. Mark Russ Federman and his wife Maria succeeded as the 3rd Generation, and are now retired, and Mark authored a celebrated memoir.
Russ & Daughters reflects four generations of the Russ family’s dedication to excellence, authenticity, history, and tradition.