Acme is a family-run business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that sells nova, whitefish, and other smoked fish to stores like Russ & Daughters and Zabar's. On Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., they sell straight to the public. At wholesale prices! Get the details, below...
We read about this on the Village Voice blog, Fork in the Road, and then remembered Jill's DIY wedding meal of smoked fish on a woven mat of leeks — bought at Acme.
Greenpoint might be a hike for some people, but if you're throwing a big brunch (or, phew, a wedding), it might be worth it to get wholesale prices. Fork in the Road claims 3/4 of a pound of goods was $18. Cash only.
Now, we're not big smoked fish experts, but we do have one bone to pick. We did a quick price comparison at Fresh Direct, where Acme brand smoked nova is listed at $23.99 a pound. So $18 for 3/4 of a pound doesn't seem like a steal. Granted, similar cuts of smoked salmon on the Russ & Daughters website go up to $48 a pound. So then, yes, the straight-from-the-source price sounds good. But maybe Fresh Direct is the real deal here?
Anyone got more scoop? Who's shopped at Acme?
Related: A Visit to Acme Smoked Fish