It makes sense, doesn't it? An all-kosher bagel heaven inside the Jewish Museum?
Yeah, it makes sense to us, for sure. Eater reported that within the 102-year-old museum, a Russ & Daughters opened on Tuesday.
"We are trilled to be partnering with the Jewish Museum," said Russ & Daughters owner Niki Russ Federman.
"As stewards of New York culture and Jewish culture, both of our institutions appreciate that our role in traditions also means embracing change," Federman said.
They first opened a 70-seat, sit-down restaurant, which will be doling out their bagels and fish to the museum's customers with flair.
They'll also open a take-out counter on the Museum's lower level in the coming weeks.
Both the sit-down restaurant and the take-out counter will feature a Russ & Daughters all-kosher menu, which is a first for the company.
They'll also serve classics from the original Russ & Daughters shop: smoked fish platters, knishes, herring, salads, soups, and egg creams.
Basically, it's all the Jewish comfort food you'd want to consume during your visit to the Jewish Museum.
Russ & Daughters will also present some new items for their new location. They'll serve bagels, bialys, and babka that their crew is baking for the first time in their new Brooklyn production space.
The move is significant given that Russ & Daughters is a historic New York City institution; they've been around since 1914.
At that time, they opened at 179 East Houston Street and caught fire for their incredible smoked fish, bagels, traditional baked goods, and specialty foods.
It's currently in its fourth-generation of ownership, and is expanding with as much momentum as ever.
Last month, owners Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper announced that they'd be opening a huge space in Brooklyn Navy Yard.
All this is excellent news for us, because, if you ask us, the more Russ & Daughters bagels there are in the world, the better.[via Eater] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]