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“New Yorks best salmon bagel”

Shelsky's Smoked Fish
Ranked #468 of 5,322 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“New Yorks best salmon bagel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Last time I was in New York, I decided to hunt down the best Cream-Cheese, salmon bagel. I had trawled Brooklyn and Manhattan upon advice from friends, Yelp and Tripadvisor, and been impressed with the offerings.

Then I stumbled into Shelsky's. Went for the straight-up "Member of the Tribe" with scallions. The simplest, most tasty,delicious bagel to have ever passed my lips.

This suprise packet has come out #1. Hands down.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“This Fish Smokes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have you ever said: I want to go back again tomorrow? If not, then you've never had the immense pleasure of partaking of lunch from Shelsky's.

Day one: four of us pay our first visit. Nova Scotia lox with cream cheese on a couple of bagels; ditto on bialys. Go to park , eat, smile, proclaim the food divine and without exception, agree it has to be done again. Was day one a fluke?, we wonder.

Day two: the same group of four returns, sample some of the smoked sable--to die for--and Sockeye salmon smoked lox, have a slight variation of the previous repast, visit a different park, eat, smile and confirm that Shelsky's is unbelievably good--okay, far better than good, great or beyond even that.

Yes, day two establishes that day one was not a fluke, so hurry to Shelsky's as their goodies are heaven sent (scent.)

Oh, as there is no seating, hurry to a park and if the weather is inclement, take everything home. The food will tickle your taste buds.

  • Visited October 2013
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