The latest addition to the every-changing Essex Street Market is: Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Company Inc . Or Nordic Preserves for short. In different forms these folks have been on the Lower East Side for many years, most recently they had a shop on Delancey called Fisk. The addition of a Scandinavian deli to the market it brilliant. Now I don’t have to walk all the way to Houston street to get smoked fish. They don’t have the endless selection of Smoked Salmon that Russ and Daughters does, but they cover all bases just fine: Whole Smoked Trout, Smoked Salmon, Peppered Mackerel, Herring (in many forms) Eel, Gravlax and a small selection of Roe. Basically these folks have all bases covered from cured meats, candies, Swedish meatballs, home made baked goods, condiments, cheese and more! It’s amazing how much good food they have stocked in this relatively small market stall.
My favorite item on this menu are the sodas: Lingonberry Lemonade and Elderberry Soda. Not that I have tried either yet, but I really want to! So Seriously get your butts down to the Essex Street market it is one of the best food destinations in Manhattan and now you can get smoked fish!